February 22, 1944 - May 15, 2021
Sharon “Sherry” Kay Beimer passed peacefully on Saturday May 15th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. Born February 22nd, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, IA, to Robert and Clema (Skinner) Mapes, she leaves behind two sisters, Barbara (Ronald) Zumdome and Carol Mapes, both of Fort Madison, IA and one brother, Steven Mapes of Houston, TX. Sherry moved to California in 1977 where she is survived by sons Brad (Celina) Beimer, Brett (Nicci) Beimer, and beloved grandchildren Brice and Jaeden. Sherry gave birth to two children, but was a mom to dozens of their friends and AFS foreign exchange students from all over the world. While attending Fort Madison High School in Iowa, Sherry spent a year in New Zealand which is what sparked her lifelong love and relationship with AFS Intercultural Programs. Sherry first became an AFS mom in 1986 and her legacy continues today as she is survived by many of her adoring AFS children. Sherry’s greatest pleasures in life were reading, traveling, gardening, and attending plays & concerts, but most of all being a mom and grandmother to her children, two grandchildren and two cats, Max and Luigi who have now been adopted by Brad and Celina. Sherry was a very generous woman who loved her time spent with friends, family, and the many pets in her life. She spent years as an adored dog sitter in San Diego, CA where she lived from 1996 until January 2021. She never arrived without a treat for any fur baby, would give you her last penny if you asked and unlimited time, which is priceless. Sherry’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 17th, 2021, 12:00pm. at McCormick and Son Mortuary, 25002 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA, followed by a reception. Since Sherry has so many family and friends out of state and around the world, services will be live streamed as well. Please make any donations to the animal shelter of your choice, or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Sharon “Sherry” Kay Beimer passed peacefully on Saturday May 15th, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. Born February 22nd, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, IA, to Robert and Clema (Skinner) Mapes, she leaves... View Obituary & Service Information
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