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Sherry K. Faulkner

Sherry Wolff-Faulkner, 79, Carrington ND, died peacefully at the CHI, St. Alexius Health on August 14, 2016, Carrington, ND. 

Sherry Kay Smith was born on September 18, 1936, in Jamestown, N.D. to Ward & Bessie Johnson-Smith. She was the 8th in the family of 9 children.

Sherry married LeRoy Wolff in 1952. They resided in Jamestown and had 2 children, LeRoy Jr. and Julie Renee. Sherry worked at the State Hospital for 6 years. In 1962 she was Head Lab Technician for 13 years at the Depuy-Sorkness Clinic (later the Jamestown Clinic). During this time she attended Jamestown College.

In 1974, she moved to San Francisco, CA. While visiting her brother Patrick in Merced, CA, she met and fell in love with Kenneth Faulkner, a Gunner at Castle AFB. They married June 7, 1975, in Reno, Nevada.

Sherry continued her education at Cal State Stanislaus & Modesto Jr. College, Modesto, CA., making her dream come true in 1979, by earning her RN Degree. After Graduation she worked at the Merced County Medical Center on the Medical Surgical Floor for 6 years. She then became the Clinical Director at the BRITE Unit, Merced CA, an acute inpatient psychiatric unit until 1989, when she medically retired due to a heart condition.  Ken and Sherry then traveled the U.S., Canada and Mexico until 2008, when they decided to put down roots in Carrington, to be near family.

Sherry is survived by her loving husband Kenneth, son, LeRoy Wolff, daughter, Julie Mendez (Robert), Carrington.  Three grandchildren, Daniel, Emily and Andrew Wolff. Two great-grandchildren Harper and Adelaide Wolff, and one brother Patrick Smith (Dolly), Jamestown, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, Quentin, Harry, Roy and Jack, and 3 sisters, Lois, Ruth and Darlene. Step-daughter Debbie and grandson Shawn.

Sherry loved her family and was a typical Smith - always giving but found it hard to accept help when she needed it.

In-lieu of flowers donations may be made to:

Carrington Medical Center Nursing Recognition Fund.


A Celebration of Sherry’s Life:

First Baptist Church, Jamestown, ND


Friday, August 19, 2016 at 11:00 AM


Carrington Cemetery


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Name: Carol Sue (Susie) Shinn Crossen (widow)

Date: Nov 7, 2016

Message: I am sorry for your loss Ken.  I lost my husband September 5,2016.

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