Sheri Lynn Weitzel was born in Vallejo on June 27, 1966 and entered into eternal rest on August 26, 2019 after a brief illness in Eureka.

Sheri lived most her life in the Fortuna, Ferndale and Rio Dell areas. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, a true friend, and a caring soul. Sheri was a great mom and did everything to give her children the best life she could. Sheri was a hard worker, and overcame many obstacles in her life to own and operate her own beauty salon, Studio Looks, in Fortuna for over 10 years. In recent years she loved working as a mentor for disabled adults and believed that to be her true calling.

Sheri was a humble woman who found the beauty in the little things. She loved hosting summer barbecues for family and friends, being in the sunshine out at the river bar and singing along to her favorite music. She was an excellent gardener and loved sitting with her flowers in the summer evenings. Sheri also loved her two pet birds, Thelma & Louise. Sheri treasured her children and her grandchildren most of all. The world will be a little less brighter without her smile in it.

Sheri is survived by her adoring daughter and sons, Sara, Chad and Gibson; her grandchildren; Dante, Ayla, Marcell and Wyatt; along with many friends and family who will miss her dearly. A celebration of life will be held on September 21 at 2 p.m. at the Scotia Fireman’s Park. Please bring your favorite side dish and memory of Sheri to celebrate her beautiful life.

Though she now rests in peace, Sheri’s family and friends will never forget her presence in our lives, the standard she set for hard work and the happiness that she found in all of us.


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