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Sharyn Raye Jardine

October 9, 1945 — July 5, 2024

St. George, UT

Sharyn Raye McMurdie Jardine, age 78, of St. George, Utah passed away on July 5, 2024. She was born on October 9, 1945 in Logan, Utah to Ray McMurdie and LaRee Gordon McMurdie. Those who knew her best would never in their right minds call her “Sharyn”. Family and friends always called her Sherry.

Sherry graduated from Logan High School in 1963, and later graduated from cosmetology school. In 1967, Sherry met Fred Jardine, from the great metropolis of Arco, Idaho, at a party in downtown Logan. They married on July 23, 1967 in Reno, Nevada. Sherry was employed as a hairdresser at the time of their marriage, and spent 35 years in that industry. She did many home perms and haircuts on the side. She also rescued many people from unwanted hair accidents like kids experimenting with scissors and multi-color dyes gone wrong. 

In their years together, Fred and Sherry developed a habit of moving. On their 19th move, Sherry told Fred she would kill him if they ever moved again. He’s still here, so it must have worked. They have been in St. George since 2011.

Sherry never left the house without “painting the barn”, A.K.A. fully done hair, manicured nails, and makeup. She loved cooking and collecting recipe books. If you visited her and left her house hungry, it was your own fault. If she didn’t have chocolate chip cookies ready, guests were given full access to the fridge and pantry. She ran a help-yourself type of home. She always had “Stress Tabs” (chocolate covered raisins) on hand for those who had a hard day and creme wafer cookies in the cookie jar. In later years, the chocolate chip cookies were skillfully hidden in the freezer away from Fred. Sherry loved trying new recipes, and often advised people to always try the recipe exactly as it was written before experimenting to make it your own. She has many recipes that she has worked on over the years. She was well-known for her homemade bread, chicken noodle soup, and Thanksgiving stuffing. She could make chili by throwing ingredients in a pot.

Sherry was also skilled in embroidery, crocheting, and sewing. She made many dresses for her girls and Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls to give away. She loved watching Magnum P.I. and Murder She Wrote, and in later years NCIS, while sewing or crocheting. She was also ready to discuss the latest plot twist on Days of Our Lives or The Young and the Restless.

At one point in their years together, a persistent bishop convinced them to give up their wild ways and return to activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on January 23, 1993.

When Sherry and Fred moved to Salt Lake City on one of their adventures, Sherry began working at ZCMI in the toy department. She was promoted to an area manager, and she was responsible for the children’s department and later housewares. She loved shopping and could be counted on to find amazing deals on clothes and toys for her grandkids and cleaning supplies for her home. ZCMI became Meyer and Frank, and that store eventually became part of Macy’s. After a few years with Macy’s, Sherry chose to embark on her next adventure: retirement. 

In retirement, Sherry was involved in church service and pulling Fred out of his latest misadventure. Run out of gas while ATV riding in the middle of nowhere? Sherry to the rescue. Sherry and Fred fulfilled a mission to the Santa Clara Welfare farm from January 2015 through December 2015. They loved helping people in need by producing vegetables for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Bishop’s Storehouse. In fact, they were talented with produce, and grew far too many for the Storehouse. Their excess vegetables were distributed to the Utah Food Bank in St. George. The Food Bank supplied all of Southern Utah and part of Northern Arizona. On their service plaque, they listed their favorite scripture as Alma 37:37.

More than anything, Sherry loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. She loved shopping with them and finding excuses to stop for frozen yogurt or Slurpees. If they needed a day off from the stress of school, Sherry was known to arrange it, and it usually involved a treat. She was a connoisseur of Crazy Bread and would drive out of her way to get it from the franchise that made it the best.

Sherry could be counted on for help in major events, but the best thing about her was the countless small moments filled with love and topped with a cookie.

Sherry is survived by her husband of 57 years, Fred J. Jardine, her daughters Sherry (Jason) of Riverton, Stephanie (Shane) of St. George, and Stacey (Jeremy) of Tooele, her grandchildren Noah, Jonah, Maggie (Chris), Andrew, Shaylin (Cody), Foster, Madalin, Sarah (Ashley), Corbin, Kegen, and great-grandchildren Anezia, Violet, and Luella.

Services will be held on Thursday, July 11 at the LDS wardhouse located at 875 North 1500 East in Logan, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a graveside service at the Logan City Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. A luncheon for friends and family will be held after the graveside service at the LDS wardhouse. 

Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, St. George, Utah, (435) 674-5000. Flowers are provided by Plant Peddler Floral of Logan, Utah.

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