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Sherri Vasquez

Sherri Lynn Vasquez

Thursday, February 28th, 1963 - Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Sherri L. Vasquez, 56, passed away in Westminster, Colorado on April 25, 2019. A Colorado native and life-long student, in and out of the classroom, she received a BA in Journalism from the University of Colorado and master’s degrees in Marketing and Communications from the University of Denver. Her successful career as a journalist included nearly a decade at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver as a reporter, editor and columnist, as well as writing and editing for the Coloradoan in Fort Collins and La Voz Hispana de Colorado. Sherri’s journalistic talents were showcased, along with her magnetic personality, intelligence, and poise as the Host and Producer of the nationally syndicated TV program Latin View on PBS.

Sherri was devoted to the Hispanic community, serving as a board member on the Latin American Education Foundation, VP of Marketing for the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and an active supporter of the GI Forum. She was the recipient of many prestigious awards for her contributions to print and television media and to the community. Most recently, Sherri began a new venture, Strategic Tarot, bringing joy and light to countless people through her unique and positive Tarot Readings and Classes.

Sherri’s love of life, stunning beauty, grace, kindness, humor, selfless commitment to the community and profound love and dedication to her husband, family and vast circle of friends will be missed immensely. Sherri is survived by her husband, Salvador Gomez; mother, Shay Cook; brother, Kenny Vasquez, and many extended family members. Sherri was preceded in death by her father, Simon R. Vasquez.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 1, 2019 from 2:00-5:00 pm at the University Club of Denver, 1673 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Full Details at www.aspenmortuaries.com
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Gary Jimenez

Posted at 11:35pm
I know I am very late to get to this page, but I just found out about Sherri's passing. I knew Sherri for a few years while we both in our 20's and searching for our first journalism jobs. We hung out briefly in SF, NY at journalism job fairs and stayed in touch as we embarked on our respective careers. Though we lost track of each other long age, she was certainly memorable, fun, dedicated. I was fortunate to be graced by her presence. Her passing hit me, as I'm sure it did all of you. A remarkable spirit, woman, presence. She exuded strength and integrity and heart. I was so glad to read that she had been so successful in her career. My journalism career was more short lived. I turned to teaching journalism, in Chile and now in San Diego -- 25+ years sharing the passion that Sherri and mutually understood. I know she needed to express herself.... She had to! Inspiring even now, still despite the years and the distance. A friend from long ago... Gary Jimenez 619-341-9585 San Diego
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Posted at 04:26pm
Dear Sal, Shay & Kenny, Our thoughts & prayers are with you. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
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Posted at 01:41am
Dear Shay & Kenny, My deepest condolences. Keeping you all in my thoughts this weekend.
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Rachel, Tangee and Larry

Posted at 02:37pm
As you grieve know that we are remembering you and honoring the memory of Sherri. We will miss our beautiful sister-in-law.
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Mary Pixley

Posted at 12:57pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
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