Sheri Lynn Chilton April 5, 1965-August 17, 2020
On April 5, 1965 Sheri Lynn Chilton (Smith), was born in Corvallis, Oregon, to Ted (Maynard) and Delores Smith. On August 17, 2020 she passed away at the Salem Health Hospital, surrounded by family.
Sheri grew up in Newport, Oregon and was a graduate of Newport High School. Shortly after graduation, she began working in the title insurance industry which became her life-long career. She moved to Bend, Oregon with her family and resided there for many years, while raising her two daughters and becoming very respected in her field of work. While there, she met her husband Paul before settling in Salem, Oregon. A gorgeous woman, both inside and out, Sheri was one of the most intelligent and hardest working women in her industry, but full of mischievous fun at a moment’s notice. Her dedication to her family, and really anything she did, was unmatched. Always ready for the next adventure, whether it be beaches afar or the local dive in town, Sheri always brought the fun out in everyone. If she wasn’t singing karaoke or dancing with her mom, she could be found playing cards or planning the next family gathering. Her infectious laugh and spontaneous nature will be greatly missed.
Sheri is survived by her husband, Paul Chilton; daughters, Britney Spores and Ashley Lande (Davidson); mother, Delores Smith; brother, Terry Smith; grandson, Avery; stepsons, Cole Chilton and Chad Chilton; nephew, Nick Smith and niece, Clarissa as well as her much-loved wiener dog, Louii, who gave her much comfort in her final months. She is preceded in death by her father, Ted (Maynard) Smith of Newport, Oregon.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, August 22nd at 1:00 P.M. at Bateman’s Funeral Home/Eureka Cemetery in Newport, Oregon. Due to current circumstances, a celebration will be held at a later date.
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