Obituary for Sherry Lee Fredrickson

On Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, Sherry Lee Fredrickson, loving wife, and mother of four boys and a daughter who she loved as her own, passed away at the beautiful age of 72.

Sherry was born April 16, 1948, in Meadville, Pennsylvania to Kenneth and Eva Smith; one of their five children. On July 4, 1965, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert Leroy “Bob” Fredrickson, in Ripley, New York. They went on to have four boys, Robert Jr., Chris, Scott, and Chopper. In 1973, the family relocated to Cotton City, New Mexico, where Sherry raised her boys in the wide-open spaces of Southwest New Mexico.

Sherry had a knack for loving people. This came from her deeply rooted faith. It mattered not how you came into her life … if she knew you, you were loved by her. She was kept busy with her boys and the various activities they had in school and throughout the summers. Her true passion was the church where she dedicated her life to teaching God’s word to so many of the church youth as a Sunday School teacher.

Sherry Lee Fredrickson

She was an avid square dancer, a collector of porcelain dolls, and enjoyed spending her free time tending to her magnificent rose bushes and trees. She also found great pleasure in raising goats and other animals. She loved to work in her garden and would often grow enough to share with friends and neighbors. If you were lucky, you may have received one of the dozens of afghans that she hand-crocheted or quilts that she hand-sewed. After the boys were grown and moved on and Bob retired from his career at Phelps Dodge in the late 1990s, Sherry and Bob relocated to York, Arizona.

Sherry was preceded in her return home to heaven by her father, Kenneth; her mother, Eva; her sister, Sheridan, and her brothers, Kenneth Jr., and Raymond.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bob; her four boys, Robert Jr., Chris, Scott, and Chopper, and her cherished Dolly. She also leaves her twin sister, Sandi Lee, along with dozens of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A service in celebration of Sherry’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 13, at York Valley Church in York, Arizona, starting at 1 p.m. Flowers/donations may be made to York Valley Church in her name.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at

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