Sherri Hadley Obituary

Sherri Anne Hadley
Sherri Anne Hadley

December 8, 1958 - February 17, 2019
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio
Resided in Anchorage, Alaska


Sherri Hadley passed away following a long courageous struggle with progressive supranuclear palsy.

Sherri grew up in New Richmond, Ohio, and graduated from New Richmond High School in 1977. During high school, she was active in multiple sports and excelled in several academic areas.

Before college, Sherri operated a small road construction business and worked as a school bus driver. She worked her way through college by cleaning houses.
When Sherri moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1991, she got involved in contra dancing and learned how to play old-time fiddle. She enjoyed friendships that lasted her lifetime.

With a Bachelor of Science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Cincinnati, she moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1998. She worked with rural Native communities throughout Alaska. Employers included the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, the Tanana Chiefs Conference, the National Park Service and Commonwealth Utilities Corporation in the Northern Marianas Islands.
Sherri was one of the best old-time fiddlers in Alaska. She appeared on stage at numerous folk festivals. Many quality hours were spent playing music with her friends all over the state. Her death is a big loss to Alaska's music community.
She loved the outdoors, especially hiking, backpacking, rafting and kayaking.

Sherri is survived by her sister Shawn Hadley. She had many friends who loved her dearly.

Gratitude to the Hospice of Anchorage, Frontier Hospice, her care team at the VA, her caregivers and housemates at Linda's Place, and the circle of friends who ensured she had quality of life during her final years.

In her honor, please consider making donations to the Hospice of Anchorage or Cure PSP,

A Celebration of Sherri's Life will occur on Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2824 East 18th Avenue, Anchorage AK 99508. Please bring your instruments and stories for an old-time jam in Sherri's memory.

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Celebration of Life
Anchorage Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship
2824 E 18th Ave
Anchorage, AK US 99508
Saturday, March 30, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM