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Sherry Rae (Buis) Woodbury

May 21, 1948 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 72)

Obituary

Sherry Rae Woodbury, 72, of Toledo, OH, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at Flower Hospital. She was born in Fullerton, CA, May 21, 1948, to parents Alden “Tex” and Alma (Cornwall) Buis. Sherry graduated from Anaheim High School in 1966, where she was the school’s Head Majorette all 4 years. During that period, she performed multiple times in Rose Bowl Parades in Pasadena, CA. on New Year’s Day.  Sherry moved to the area where her father was called upon by his company to briefly assist with opening of the new Hunt’s plant in Perrysburg. It was during this time that she met her husband Ron L. Woodbury, and the couple were married in Las Vegas in early 1971.  She never lost her love of California and its beaches and often traveled back staying at New Port and Balboa Beaches to visit family.

Sherry worked as a waitress at Carmel’s Restaurant in the late 1970’s and mid 1980’s. She then became a personal shopper with the Lion Store where her attention to detail helped her customers dress appropriately. Many of the on-air news anchors from WTOL benefited from Sherry’s skills.

In 2001 Sherry was diagnosed with myelofibrosis and needed a bone marrow transplant. Her sister Dee McClukie was a match. The sisters stayed at the Hope Lodge at the Cleveland Clinic and after successful treatment Sherry became an ambassador for the Taussig Cancer Center Cleveland. She was heavily involved in the annual walk that we host for the CARES Foundation at Olander Park. One quality of Sherry was her ability to make everyone aware of how special they were.

She is survived by her son Ron R. (Krista) Woodbury; grandchildren, who Sherry has been completely devoted to for the last 13 years, Landon and Brycen; sister Dee McClukie; and brother Mike Buis.

 At her request there will be no service or visitation. Please join us in celebrating her life by viewing the video at this site, reebfuneralhome.com.

Those wishing to offer memorials in Sherry’s memory are asked to consider, in lieu of flowers, tributes to Hope Lodge at the Cleveland Clinic and CARES Foundation. Online condolences to reebfuneralhome.com

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