Sherry Bland died February 2, 2023 in Yuba City, at the age of 76, after battling bravely with serious illness for several years. Sherry was born on August 29, 1946 in Childress, Texas. Her parents were Otis and Charlene Moyer.
Sherry is survived by her husband of 58 years, Frank A. "Tony" Bland, as well as their three children: Alex (Bobbi) Bland of Corona, California; Molly Holder of San Antonio, Texas; Michael Bland of Marysville, California. She also leaves behind 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Shortly after her birth, her father Otis became a minister of the gospel within the Church of Christ. As a result, Sherry spent much of her childhood living in several locations across California.
After the birth of her three children, Sherry spent the majority of her time working as a homemaker as well as spending a great deal of time working as a teacher's aide. In this latter role, she became increasingly interested in education. She resolved to go to college and seek a teaching credential. With tenacious effort, she achieved this goal. She began teaching in Live Oak, California. She taught 16 years, predominately as a second grade teacher at Luther Elementary School. During this time, she influenced the lives of many students. She was extremely proud of her service as a public school teacher in Live Oak.
Sherry was a valuable member of her church family. She was proud to be a part of the wonderful team of women that ran the Church of Christ Northern California Ladies Retreat. She had taken a leadership role in the retreat before her failing health forced her retirement from this project.
Sherry was preceded in death by her parents Otis and Charlene Moyer and her brother, Tony Moyer. She was also preceded by her in-law parents, Frank and Alice Bland.
A memorial service will be held for Sherry at the Twin Cities Church of Christ, 1033 Royo Ranchero Drive in Yuba City; on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. Minister Jack Mayberry will officiate. An informal reception will follow at the church.
Sherry was incredibly loved by her family, friends and former colleagues, not to mention her "good boy" Bubba. She will be deeply missed by so many.
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