Friday, August 20, 2010


Sherri was Leon's ex-wife. She was the mother of their children.. Destry and JuNette. She was my friend. She took her life on Wednesday....

We knew she was suffering from some problems, but we all thought her medication was working and she was improving. We just went to Lagoon with her 2 weeks ago and Leon had seen her at our grandson's Aaronic priesthood special day last Sunday. She was happy and engaging.

We will never know of the demons she fought second by second. We just know that the blackness was too much. I know that Heavenly Father has a special place in his heart for those whose lives are so broken. I know she is in a better place and that in this life she was loved.



  1. I am so sorry to hear about this. But I love what you said...that God has a place in his heart for those who are so broken. Thankfully He knows how he made us and what we are capable of handling and not handling.
    You will be in my prayers as well as her children.
    Love and hugs to you!

  2. It is always so difficult when someone you are close to commits suicide. A coworker did this 10 years ago, and I still think of him often. My your faith comfort you and the family at this time. Only God can understand why these things happen.

  3. Claudia,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers are with you. Suicide and depression takes so many of our loved ones. You are right, when you know there is a loving Heavenly Father who will embrace us all, and take every pain into consideration.
    May He bless your family at this time, and bring the peace you so need.

  4. this is just devasting news, you presented it very beautifully Claudia. i am heart sick for Leon, Destry, Ju'nete, Claudia and the grandchildren. i just barely got back from a garage sale and i purchased a suicide prevention pin. i will give it to Leon . He needs to have long discussions with his children and grandchildren about this . Best to keep the subject "open" in my opinion. This happened in my family and it was hushed. *i absolutetly loved how excited the 2 of you were about Lagoon. So very sorry..