Sherrie Colette Wells, affectionately known as Angel, a beacon of knowledge and love, passed away on December 12, 2023, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Born on September 28, 1954, Sherrie’s radiant spirit and unwavering determination defined her 69 years of life.
Her legacy is a testament to the power of dedication, as she valiantly battled cancer with the same tenacity she approached all aspects of her life.
Sherrie’s journey was deeply rooted in the embrace of her cherished family. She is survived by her soulmate of 53 years, RD Wells, with whom she built an enduring partnership that was not only a union of hearts but a bond forged in the fires of shared faith. Together, they weathered life’s challenges, finding strength in their spiritual connection. Sherrie’s commitment to her family was infused with the teachings of her faith, creating a legacy that goes beyond the physical realm—a legacy of love, compassion, and an unwavering trust in the unfailing goodness of God. They could be found serving and worshipping with dear family and friends at Christian Fellowship Church in Broken Bow, OK. This second home was a steady rock in the storms of life.
Together, they raised a family of remarkable individuals: Melissa Patel and her husband Chet, Mitch Wells and his wife Tina, and Damon Wells and his wife Tanya, all of whom continue to reflect Sherrie’s guiding principles in their own lives. Sherrie’s grandchildren—Ravi & wife Kendra, Josh & wife Kandice, Ashley, Josey, Devin, Benjamin, Hannah, Jakeb, Dante, and Mariah—were the light of her life, as were her delightful great-grandchildren Raylan, Hadley, Waylan, Micah, and Roman, with two more blessings on the way.
Sherrie’s passion for education was a cornerstone of her existence. She pursued her love for science with vigor, earning a double major in Chemistry and Biology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, OK. Her commitment to learning saw her meet all the requirements to become a dedicated High School Teacher, a role she embraced wholeheartedly for over 35 years. Sherrie’s impact as an educator extended beyond the classrooms of New Boston, TX, Broken Bow, OK, Idabel, OK, and Carl Albert near Idabel. Her home was a sanctuary of knowledge, where students gathered around the large oak table, eager for the wisdom she imparted during her after-school tutoring sessions. She lived her life as a testament to the values she held dear, inspiring her students and loved ones to reach for the stars while keeping their feet firmly grounded in the love of those around them.
Sherrie was preceded in death by her parents, William Benjamin “Bill” and Lorene Ragsdale, and her siblings, Roger Armstrong, Sheila Edison, Don Ragsdale, and Albert Armstrong. Her memory will be cherished and her absence deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
As we celebrate Sherrie’s life, let us remember her not for the challenges she faced, but for the countless lives she enriched. Her unwavering optimism and the love she carried for her family and students will continue to resonate through the generations. Let us honor Sherrie’s memory by embodying her spirit in our daily lives, approaching each day with the same zest and dedication she exemplified. In doing so, we ensure that her legacy of love, faith, and education will endure, inspiring others to live with the same passion and purpose that Sherrie Colette Wells so magnificently displayed.
The Celebration of Life at Christian Fellowship Church is an opportunity not just to mourn the passing of a beloved soul but to rejoice in the eternal nature of her spirit—a spirit that continues to inspire and guide, even beyond the confines of this earthly existence. Let us come together in unity, drawing strength from the shared faith that Sherrie so ardently held, and celebrate the life of a woman whose legacy is etched not only in the annals of education but also in the hearts of those touched by her deep faith in God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth.
Celebration of Life: Christian Fellowship Church 930 Craig Road, Broken Bow, OK 74728 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 16, 2023 Online condolences can be made at mtolivefh.com.
Mt. Olive Funeral Home, 303 N 2nd Hugo, OK 74743, (580) 326-9627