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Sherry Lee Conway

March 27, 2019 | 2 comments

Sherry Lee Conway, 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, at home surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born on August 31, 1945 to James and Lucille Conway. Her parents divorced when she was young and her mother remarried Tom Morris who helped to raise her.

Sherry grew up in the Madison area and graduated from Monona High School in 1963. After high school, Sherry worked at Central Colony in Madison for many years. Sherry always loved working with special needs children and adults. When she left the Colony, she fostered Gerry Legant and has cared for him the past 43 years. She also fostered Alberto Salinas Lopez for a year now. Along with her “boys” she had 3 rescue dogs- Scooby, Spike, and Max- that she loved dearly.

After moving to Holmen, she worked a number of years at Inland Printing. Then about 10 years ago she was employed at Holmen School District riding the bus as an EA until her illness took over.

Sherry was one of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers biggest fans. She also enjoyed all her camping friends down at Pettibone and Whispering Pines Campgrounds.

Sherry was a ROCK! She fought long hard fight until her liver and kidney disease turned her into a small pebble and she lost the battle. She will be so very missed. There will always be a void in our hearts without her.

Sherry leaves behind her partner of 31 wonderful years, Pat Doerre; foster sons, Gerry Legant and Alberto Salinas Lopez; brothers and sisters, Jim (Bev) Conway, FL, Chris (Jim) Remsik, FL, Patricia Hack, Madison, Mary (Dennis) Olson, Holmen, Tom (Vicki) Morris, McFarland, Kelly (Roy) Goldbeck, Hudson, and Jeff (Jill) Morris, McFarland.

Sherry is preceded in death by her father, James Conway; mother, Lucille Morris; dad, Thomas Morris; and brother, Mike Conway.

The family would also like to thank the dialysis depts., hospice dept., and all the nurses, doctors, and aids who helped in so many ways; a special thank you to Dr. Sheila Momont, Dr. Leah Metz, and Dr. Frank Aberger, who were so special in her heart. Thank you! There will be a celebration of her life on Friday, April 5, from 5 PM to 8 PM, in the Gathering Place, at Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St., Onalaska. Sherry would like memorials to be given to Pat and the boys.



  1. Deb Giesler

    Pat I am so sorry to hear about Sherry’s passing. She was such a fun loving person and will be terribly missed. You and all of her family are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP dear Sherry. I know God has a special chair for you with your name on it.

  2. Paulette Johnson & Randy Crawford

    Sherry found a “special chair” . She was truly a special person, and is and will be missed by many, but she has left us all with memories to last, may you and the boys find peace knowing she is sitting watching over you, thinking of you all…. Randy and Paulette

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