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Sherri Lee Boesel entered eternal rest on July 14, 2022 and is resting in peace with our Heavenly Father. She passed away at her home in Tampa, Florida at the age of 47. Sherri was a bright light to so many people. She was a loyal sister, friend, co-worker and a beloved Aunt. She touched the lives of many by sharing her very special brand of caring about those that she loved.

Sherri was born on August 31, 1974 in Port Clinton, Ohio. Though she was the baby in the family with two older siblings, she was truly the family caretaker and the glue that kept her family close. She grew up in Tustin, California and graduated from Tustin High School. Sherri swam competitively on her high school team and she was part of the school’s yearbook committee. Classmates voted Sherri most likely to have fun in life. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in business management.

Her education led her to pursue a career in the real estate industry, initially in lending and title issuance. She leveraged this experience to transition to real estate client management and business analysis. She enjoyed her role in project management and greatly appreciated her relationships with clients and co-workers. Sherri always took an active role when it came time to planning events and office holiday parties. Throughout her career, her co-workers became an extension of her family and she greatly enjoyed her time with them.

If you knew Sherri, you knew of her happy, thoughtful soul. Sherri not only loved helping the people that she knew, but she also dedicated time to volunteering in the community. She trained to be a crisis counselor and spent time working the suicide prevention hotline. She also volunteered at The Spring of Tampa Bay, the Humane Society, and she cared for people in the homeless community by preparing care packages.

Not only did Sherri have a generous heart, but she had a fearless heart as well. She loved mountain bike racing and won many awards for her feats. In one year, Sherri was ranked as the number two female in California for downhill mountain biking in her age group. She was blessed to have also found lifelong friends in her pursuits. Sherri and her sister went skydiving multiple times and were also certified as scuba divers where they were able to share their passion for traveling and adventure. Sherri had this special ability to always find the most amazing people and places during her travels.

She moved from California to Tampa, Florida to be close to her sister where she became an Aunt to three children who she spent time with from the time they were born and throughout their years together. She was a bright light in their lives and was always there for sporting events, performances, graduations and holiday gatherings. Sherri’s own baby was her adopted puggle, Leo. She loved all animals, most notably dogs and she spent time as a caretaker and dog walker.

One of Sherri’s most special traits was her natural ability to reach out and stay connected with loved ones. After spending time with or interacting with Sherri in any way, you always walked away feeling better. She was both publicly generous in her affections for loved ones and privately sentimental. She unabashedly felt all the things that life brought and also what was important to those she loved.

Loved ones who have been waiting with our Heavenly Father for Sherri are her father, Steve and her mother, Junell. She is also predeceased by her grandparents and her great aunt and uncle all of whom played a very important role in her life. Loved ones who will treasure her in their hearts until they meet again are her sister Brandi Quinn, her nephews and niece, JT,  Dylan and Paige, her brother Chris Boesel, her uncle Gary Williams and many cousins. Until the family is together again, they will always remember Sherri’s beautiful blue eyes, her warm smile and her genuinely sincere laughter.

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