CLEARFIELD, Utah - Master Sgt. Sherry Lee Stokes Mandy, 46, of Clearfield, Utah, departed this life at 12:18 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010, at McKay-Dee Hospital Center following an extended illness.
Master Sgt. Mandy was born Oct. 9, 1963, in Warren, the daughter of James Stokes and Elouise Phillips, residing in the area for 10 years.
She served in the Navy for three years, then transferred to the Air Force, serving for another 20 years as an inspector of inventory before retiring Jan. 25, 2007. She worked in Holland, Turkey, Guam, Korea and Germany before being stationed in Utah.
After her promotion to a noncommissioned officer, she managed nuclear weaponry, delivered ammunition to the line and oversaw training and the building of bombs.
She received numerous awards and medals for her excellent service and leadership abilities.
Sherry was a member of St. James Church of God in Christ, and loved her dog, Precious, bingo and shopping.
She was a 1982 graduate of Warren Western Reserve High School and just received her associate's degree from Stevens-Henager as a medical assistant.
She leaves to mourn two brothers, Daniel Stokes and James (Shelley) Stokes, both of Warren; three sisters, Mrs. Nancy (Rayfield) Anderson of Staunton, Va., Mrs. Charlotte (Fred) Bonner of Kent and Mrs. Darla (Richard) Turner of Warren; two aunts, Mrs. Rubie Feaster of New York and Mrs. Mary Cummings of New Jersey; special friends from Utah, Jodi, Gina and Carol; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James COGIC. Calling hour will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at 2040 Stewart Drive N.W., the home of her brother, James and Shelley Stokes.
Professional arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Funeral Home.