Sherrill Jean Conover

June 20, 1930 —  June 4, 2019

Sherrill Jean Conover, at the age of 88, passed away peacefully on June 4, at Booker Rest Home in Dayton.

Sherrill was born June 20, 1930. Her parents were Lloyd and Marjorie Morris. As a child, Sherrill lived with her grandparents, Charlie and Myrtle Morris in Dayton, graduating with the class of 1948. During her high school years she was the May Queen and was on the Dayton Days Court.

She married Ellsworth Conover of Waitsburg on October 3, 1948. They raised three children, Larry, Debbie and Terri. Busy on the farm, Sherrill cooked, baked and cared for the many harvest crews. After the children flew the coop, Sherrill painted extensively and even took up golf. Throughout her life, Sherrill was always involved in music-whether it was playing at church or Sunday school, playing the boogie woogie and Christmas songs with her dad and grandfather, or teaching great-grandchildren.

Sherrill spent much of her life involved in Waitsburg activities. She was a member of the Waitsburg Christian Church, Waitsburg Eastern Star, PEO and was a founding member of the Odako Club. Sherrill and Lz were 1963 Cattleman of the Year and they were the honored as Pioneers of the Year in 2009. Later, life slowed down to the cherished role of being Grandma and Great Grandma.

She is survived by her loving husband, Ellsworth Conover; her son, Larry (Pam) Conover of Waitsburg; daughters, Debbie (David) Hunter from Federal Way and Terri (David) Stroud from Ellensburg; sister, Maurine (Charley) Hughbanks from Prineville, Oregon; six grandchildren, Sandra (Randy) Farley, Diane (Joe) Harris and Jane (Bob) Waldher, Luke (Dave) Stroud, Logan (Carrie) Stroud and Garrett (Haily) Stroud; great-grandchildren include, Jared, Drew, and Amy Farley, Lily, Grant, and Luke Waldher, Finn and Sam Stroud. Sherrill was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charlie and Myrtle Morris; and her parents, Lloyd Morris and Marjorie and Frank Tracy (stepfather)

Graveside service will be held at the Waitsburg City Cemetery, Friday, June 14, 2019, at 10 a.m. for family and friends followed by a Memorial Service and reception at 11 a.m. at the Waitsburg Christian Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Waitsburg Christian Church, Waitsburg Resource Center or your favorite charity through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla, WA 99362.

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