Sheryl Kay (Miller) Helmuth age 63 passed away July 26, 2011 at her home in the arms of her loving husband and family. She died after a seven-year battle with leukemia. A special thank you for the excellent care received by caregivers Suzanne and Lorna Wollman.
Sheryl was born in Sidney Montana on Feb 25, 1948, the daughter of Nathan and Kathryn (Mitchell) Miller. They lived in rural Bloomfield until Sheryl was 3. The family then moved to Glendive until Sheryl was in third grade. She moved back to Intake for the fourth grade then on to Miles City where she attended Garfield, Washington and Custer County High School.
Sheryl and Sandy were united in marriage June 11, 1967 at the Wesleyan Church in Miles City. They began their life together living in Phoenix Arizona. After leaving Arizona they lived in Wolford North Dakota, came back to Montana and settling in their current home in Fallon, Montana in 1986.
Sheryl had many hobbies including needlework, crocheting, white ware painting and artwork, but growing roses was her passion. She always loved music and started sharing her love at age 9 singing gospel songs on a local Glendive radio station. In August 2010 she continued her music career by making an acapella CD with her sisters. She was a prayer warrior and prayed for many people found in her "prayer notebook". Sheryl loved the Lord and longed for her home in heaven.
Sheryl is survived by her husband of 44 years, Sandy; daughter Valerie Helmuth, granddaughter Audrey of Bloomfield, MT; son Josh and his wife Piney, grandchildren Kylie and Dalton of Terry, MT; parents Nathan and Katherine Miller of Sidney, MT; brothers Tim (Sheila) Miller of Havre, MT; Les (Mickey) of Pueblo CO; sisters Wanda (David) Reisig of Hardin, MT; Nancy (Jim) Fercho of Malta, MT; Lynette (Rod) Christenson of Laurel, MT; Starla (Vern) Fox of Bigfork, MT; Robyn (Tim) Hurst of Sidney, MT; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Sheryl was preceded in death by two daughters, Audrea Lynn and Michelle Cherie, granddaughter Korenna Kay, infant brother Terry and her grandparents.
A prayer service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Evangelical Church in Fallon. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical Church in Fallon. Interment will follow on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the family lot of the Lakeview Mennonite Cemetery in Wolford, ND. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Center, PO Box 825, Billings, Montana 59103.
Published July 27, 2011