Obituary photo of Sheri Mitchell, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Sheri B. Mitchell

1953 - 2022
Obituary photo of Sheri Mitchell, Casper-WY
In Loving Memory of

Sheri B. Mitchell

1953 - 2022
Sheri Lynn Brooks Mitchell, age 68, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 27, 2022, in the small hours of the morning after fighting the ravages of cancer for six years. As a lifelong advocate of the Irish Goodbye, this was exactly how she wanted to go. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Ron Mitchell; her sons and their wives, Jake Mitchell (Julie Kramer) and Evan Mitchell (Kate Mitchell); her grandson, Logan; and her grand-dog, Molly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her nephew, Wade, her brother-in-law, Johnny, and her beloved rat terrier, Gracie, who shuffled off this mortal coil a week or so before Sheri did, no doubt to scope out the sunniest spots in the great ever after.

Sheri was born in 1953 in Wallace, Idaho, to Howard and Jean Brooks, as the third of four siblings who also survive her, and their spouses, Roger Brooks (Cheryl Brooks), Jim (Therese Brooks), Gary Brooks (Shelley Brooks), and her sister-in-law, Jerre Dee Fitzpatrick. Early in her childhood, Sheri’s family left Idaho for Denver, where she would spend half of her life. Later, after marrying Ron on July 29, 1978, she would live in Yankton, South Dakota, La Junta, Colorado, and then finally Casper, Wyoming in 1992, where she would spend the rest of her days. Among other things, she worked for Social Security, volunteered in the Natrona County School District, and worked at home raising her sons, gardening, and letting people know when they were wrong on the internet.

Sheri was a superlative cook and took care to make sure those lessons were passed to her children. Those closest to her will cherish memories of spaghetti bolognese, of apple pie, and of apricot oatmeal cookies, especially. She was a woman of quiet, cozy comforts, delighting in a good cup of coffee and an equally good book. She loved gardening and photography; some of her happiest days started with coffee and freshly potted herbs, ending in the golden hour as sunlight hit the vistas on Circle Drive between Casper and Muddy Mountains.

She was kind, had a quiet sense of humor, and loved Yoda, Star Trek, and the Lord of the Rings. When it came to her children, particularly in regards to education, she was ferocious and tenacious. She worked tirelessly to make sure that Jake and Evan were exposed to as much knowledge as they could be and given all of the educational opportunities that fate and being born in the 1950s had denied her. They are forever grateful.

Sheri wanted to thank all of the fantastic people at the Rocky Mountain Oncology clinic, especially Dr. Rosen, his PA Raedel Kellog, and the many wonderful chemo nurses for their support, guidance, and care as she repeatedly defied the death sentence that cancer had given her, exceeding the expected survival range by multiple years. Most of all, she wanted to thank her husband Ron, for being everything that he is and for all of his tireless care and love, especially in her twilight days. There will be two apple pies waiting for him (one for now and one for later) when he joins her and Grace someday in the hopefully very distant future.

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