Sherry Lee Hamlin

July 7, 1941 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 79)

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Sherry Hamlin passed from this earth at 79 years old. Born in Omak, Washington and living for many years in Hermiston, Oregon and in her final years very near her youngest daughter in West Richland, Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents Lesley Leland Yetter and Ellen Louise Hutchins Yetter and brother Jerry Day and her beloved husband Doc Hamlin.

She is survived by her brothers Jack and Larry Day and sister Pat Brandenburg, her children; sons, Ken Linck and wife Tobi, Robin Linck and wife Donna, and daughters Marlee Goodnight and Jennifer Hamlin Backer and wife Amy Backer. Sherry was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Christopher and Amanda, Danielle, Linck and Hannah, Jolie and Jake, and Rachel, Kody and Jimmy.

Sherry grew up and graduated from high school in beautiful Lake Chelan, Washington. She also graduated from Highline College. She had a varied career while raising her 4 children, working for the Boeing corporation in her youth and finally retiring from Good Shepherd Hospital after 21 years. She was an amazing host and excelled at both cooking, entertaining and was a true artist with her sewing, always creating many special experiences for those who participated in her life.

A private family service will be held graveside at Pleasant View Cemetery in Stanfield, Oregon. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and since Sherry loved to nurture people, those who wish to make donations in her name can make them to Agape House at 500 Harper Road or to Martha’s House 305 SE 4th, both in Hermiston, Oregon. Both organizations are affiliated with Eastern Oregon Mission and provide food and temporary housing services to people in need.

A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date due to the ongoing Covid situation.

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