520cf6a46fbae.image“Aunt Sherry”

Sherry Gonzales, age 64 died of a heart attack at her home in Ely, Nevada, May 24, 2013. Sherry was born Oct 6, 1948 to Thelma & Clarence Barney in  Richfield, Utah. She and her baby sister, Yvonne were adopted approximately 10 years later by Thelma and Elam Anderson in Fairview, Utah where she grew up and attended school. She had one child, daughter, Margaret Jeanette Menzies Barela.

Sherry is preceded in death by her daughter, Jeanette, her birth and adopted parents, three older sisters; Larena, Rosemary, Kay and her baby sister, Yvonne, her niece Lisa and her nephew David, her step sons, Bobby Menzies and Chris Andersen of Utah; her daughter, stepsons and sister Yvonne of Ely, Nevada.

Sherry is survived by her grandmother, Mary Barela, of Ely, Nevada, grandson, Michael of Kansas City, Missouri, oldest brother, Dale Barney of Elsinore, Utah, older sisters, Rayola, Laura and Carol of Utah, several nieces, nephews, great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her son-in-law Pat Barela and an ex-husband, David Gonzales, both of Ely, Nevada.

Sherry enjoyed playing video games, country music, collecting Elvis memorabilia, dancing, the great outdoors, making up her own jokes, reading and barbecues with family. She was loved greatly by her family and will be missed immensely. Her death is made more tragic for family as it came only four days after her nephew, David Barney died and a short 10 1/2 months after her only daughter, Jeanette Barela’s life was cut short.

A Memorial will be held Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Foursquare Church, 1301 Avenue E, Ely, Nevada. A BBQ will follow at Steptoe Park.