Sherlene Joy Hoffman Wamsley


Sherlene Joy Hoffman Wamsley was born in Randolph, Utah to Effie Rose Hayward and Albert LeRoy Hoffman on Oct. 10, 1940. She passed away peacefully on July 12 in Salt Lake City from complications incident to her 28-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. 

Mom was the youngest of seven children and could get anything she wanted from her father. She married her high school sweetheart, Dee J. Wamsley, on Feb. 7, 1958, and they were later sealed in the Logan LDS Temple. They had one daughter, six sons and one foster daughter, 33 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. 

Mom loved to shop, fish and especially have her family all together for any occasion, especially Christmas. She could brighten any room and always thought of others first, serving her friends and neighbors and loving her children to the very end. Mom was content to attend to her children and home while Dad was busy at church or work. She made sure that her six sons were all Eagle Scouts. She had more friends than we can count and she was dearly loved by friends from every place she lived. 

Mom and Dad had an amazing life together; they loved serving in the Las Vegas LDS Temple, traveling all over the world and spending time with their children and grandchildren. They spent as much time together as possible, and we know how happy they are to be together again. 

Mom’s passing will be a tremendous loss to her children and grandchildren, each of whom was convinced that they were her favorite. She enjoyed an amazing relationship with each one of her six daughters-in-law, and she always looked forward to their annual girls’ trip. Mom, you will be greatly missed by your entire family. 

Mom is survived by her children, Connie of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jay (Karen) of Mountain Green, Utah, Brent (Sue) of West Valley, Utah, Ron (Jana) of Hooper, Utah, Ross (Caroline) of West Jordan, Utah, Kevin (Brooke) of St. George, Utah, Kenny (Tiffany) of West Jordan, Utah, foster daughter, Barbara (Larry) Lee Sorenson; and two brothers, Harold Hoffman and Larry Hoffman. 

Special thanks to Connie for taking such good care of Mom through six chemotherapy treatments, brain tumor surgery and a stroke during the last precious six months of her full life.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, July 15, in the Randolph, Utah, LDS Chapel. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Friday evening at the Mountain View LDS Stake Center, 2901 W. 9000 South in West Jordan, Utah, and from 10-11:45 a.m. on Saturday at the Randolph, Utah, LDS Church.

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