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Sherilyn Morrow Woodall

December 5, 1958 — October 24, 2022

Syracuse

“I have drunk the night 
and swallowed the stars. 
I am dancing with abandon 
and singing with rapture. 
There is not a thing I do not love. 
There is not a person I have not forgiven. 
I feel a universe of love. 
I feel a universe of light. 
Tonight, I am with old friends 
and we are returning home. 
The moon is our witness.”

-Kamand Kojouri-

 

The Facts / The Fun / The Not-so Fun / The Finale

I was born December 5, 1958, to Mel and Shari Morrow, and not knowing what they were in for, they welcomed me with love, no holds barred, for which I forever cherish them. I was followed by 4 brothers and 2 sisters, each of which, hold a special place in my heart. We had a fun upbringing, not without difficulties, but soul-building and binding, and so life continued on.

I had a brief marriage to John Carroll which gave me my beautiful Chelsea, then a 10-year marriage to Leon Woodall, which brought into the world my precious Sam and Shelby. Each union brought with it great joy and great sorrow. Life is like that, though I would have eliminated the sorrow for the sake of my children if I had had the power to do so.

I enjoyed the passion of excelling in classical piano and contemporary composition. I loved all music, holding closest to my heart contemporary gospel, the blues, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty.  My other joys were in words (reading and writing), art, baseball, and the gift of having hundreds of people to love, including best friend, Michelle, and multiple co-pilots, among them, Valerie, MaryAnn, and Debbie. I was so blessed!  Stars, clouds, the ocean, birds, the rain, poppies, thunder and lightning have enraptured me on earth. I shall continue to be entranced by them always. 

A life-long struggle with major depressive disorder colored everything in my life, but it was eventually well managed, and I’m thankful for the sustaining power of Heaven that kept me from giving in to the dark. I know God lives and loves us. 

I’ve been blessed with a variety of occupations that have brought me fulfillment both in the work and with the people I’ve worked with: transcriptionist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute; transcriptionist in the legal and psychiatric fields in Boise, Idaho; technical writer; and piano teacher. What I wish I’d done best, but did worst, was prepare meals for my family. It’s a deep regret. I’m sorry, guys. You all came back with a vengeance as the best cooks ever. I love you.

I’m survived by and adore these people: my children, Chelsea (Aaron), Sam (Amy), Shelby (Eric); my exquisite grandchildren: Emma, Ava, Jackson, Nicholas, Kingston, Parker (Samantha), Ryann, Koda, Gracelyn, Phoebe, Ethan. Great-grandchild, Carter. Brothers and sisters: Stephanie, Michael (Christine), Shawn (Ashley), Melanie (Brad), Shannon (Neal); and stepmother, Marsha. I’ve gone on to join my parents, my brothers, David and John, and many others I’ve missed. I know great things await. 

 

"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts."
— L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables)

 

When good souls die,

after a period, peace blooms,

slowly and always

irregularly. Spaces fill

with a kind of

soothing electric vibration.

Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us.

 

"They existed. They existed.

We can be. Be and be

better. For they existed.”

― Maya Angelou

 

Services will include a celebration of life the first week of December 2022. More information will be shared with friends and family at a later time. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah 84075.

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