Sharon A. Jaensch (Sherry), age 75, passed away in the early morning hours of December 13, 2020, at her home in Settler’s Park Assisted Living Community. A celebration gathering will take place at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel on Friday, December 18, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sherry was born on January 28, 1945, in Baker City, Oregon, to John and Bertha Lee. Her father, John, was an Officer in the Navy, so she spent a large part of her childhood moving from state to state until she came to reside in Baker City with her grandmother, Lida E. Howe.
Sherry graduated from Baker High School in 1963. She married Gerald F. Jaensch (Gary) on September 7, 1963, in the First Lutheran Church in Baker City. They were married for 48 years when he passed away on January 28, 2011. Gary and Sherry had two children, Timothy B. Jaensch, born on November 19, 1968, and Lisa M. Jaensch, born on May 14, 1972.
Sherry was blessed with six grandchildren; Rylen Jaensch of Baker City; Ashlee Possen (Landon); Casey Jaensch (Kelli) and Kaylee Jaensch of Minot, North Dakota; Kody Younger (Ashley) and Lillyanna Wilson of Baker City, Oregon. She was also blessed with five great-grandchildren; Brantley and Addison Younger (Kody) of Baker City, Oregon; Ryker, Braylee, and Kenlee Possen (Ashlee) of Minot, North Dakota.
Sherry dedicated her life to being a foster parent and being a child advocate through CASA of Eastern Oregon.
She is survived by her children and their spouses Tim and Erica Jaensch and Lisa and John Wilson, along with her six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Bertha Lee, grandmother Lida E. Howe and her husband, Gary Jaensch.
Memorial contributions may be made to CASA of Eastern Oregon through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel 1500 Dewey Ave., Baker City, OR 97814.
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