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Sherry Lynn Short Bellamy
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1950
Andrews County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 30, 2006
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Sherry Lynn Short, born 22 Feb 1950 in Andrews, Texas, was the first child of Max and Christine (Brown) Short. She married Clifford Earl Compton in 1969 in Lubbock, Texas, and had three children -- Stacy, Ryan, and Rebecca.

Sherry was an outgoing, funloving, jovial, compassionate woman who was known to be an excellent caregiver. She was always there for her family when help was needed. Her sister, Sue, lived with her for a year while recovering from surgery, and after their father's Parkinson's disease became disabling, Sherry moved back into their house, taking a year off of work to help her mother care for him. When Max needed to do something he didn't want to do, he dug in his heels and said, "I'm not going to do it," to which Sherry would reply, "Oh, yes you are!" and he usually complied with the smile that only Sherry could get from him by that point in his life.

Sherry adored her children and grandchildren and participated fully in their lives. When her daughters were growing up and wanted to take dancing lessons, Sherry signed up for lessons too and learned to tap dance. She was known in her family as a "free spirit" who was willing to do most anything and enjoy it.

Sherry married Jerry Bellamy of Wisconsin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1998. They had a good marriage and shared a career driving an 18-wheeler up until the time of her death. The two lived in West Bend, Wisconsin but enjoyed their travels, combining business and pleasure to see much of the United States.

In 2006 Sherry and Jerry were in Hewitt, Texas visiting her mother when Sherry became quite ill. She entered a hospital and later Providence Hospice, where she died of a stroke, in Waco, Texas.

Her obituary follows:

Sherry Lynn Bellamy, 56, of West Bend, Wis., died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006, at a local nursing facility. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, Waco, with Donna Ware and Beth Howard officiating. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff. Visitatio will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.

Sherry was born in Andrews, Texas, to Max and Christine (Brown) Short. She was a member of the Eastern Stars and Toastmasters International. On May 6, 1998, she married Jerry Bellamy in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and Nana. She loved God, her family and was a wonderful caregiver.

Her father, Max Short, preceded Sherry in death.

She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, Jerry Bellamy, of West Bend, Wis.; daughters, Stacey Lariviere and husband, Mike, of Carlslad, N.M., and Christy Woodrall and husband, Scott, of Heavner, Okla.; son, Ryan Compton, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Meagan Compton, Emily Woodrall; mother, Christine Short, of Hewitt, Texas; brothers, Steve Short and wife, Patra, of Salado, Texas, Scott Short and wife, Janna, of Lorena, Texas; sister, Sue Hamilton, of Lorena, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Waco Tribune-Herald: 12/2/2006...TU
Family links: 
  Dayne Max Short (1931 - 2004)
  Lillian Christine Brown Short (1932 - 2007)
Moore Cemetery
Chalk Bluff
McLennan County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section A Plot 332
Maintained by: Joan (Wyatt) Bradley
Originally Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Dec 02, 2006
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To my cousin ... you died much too young, but all the good you did will live on. Rest in peace.
- Joan (Wyatt) Bradley
 Added: Sep. 25, 2011

- ~*Rest in Heavenly peace*~*Ladypepper*~
 Added: Dec. 2, 2006

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