In Memory of

Sheiry Gayle (Troxell) Beard

February 20, 1945–October 17, 2020

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About Sheiry Gayle (Troxell) Beard

Sheiry Gayle (Troxell) Beard was the oldest daughter born to Jack and Luella Troxell along with her siblings: Leah, Jeff and Lyn in Salem, OR on February 20th, 1945. She graduated from South Salem High School in 1963 and then moved to Minnesota where she attended St. Paul Mounds Midway School for Nursing. Sheiry moved onto Salem hospital where she worked as a Labor and Delivery nurse for 23 years.

On May 1st, 1985 she married Duane Beard. The two of them spent time at the coast and Palm Springs and always had a game of cribbage going. Sheiry was an avid reader, and excellent cook and a knitting extraordinaire. She loved music, traveling and movies and had a great sense of humor.

She is survived by her husband, Duane; her two daughters, Holly McGuire and Emily Quick; her grandson Jonah McGuire; and step-children Michael Beard and Michele Neal and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1130 Wallace Rd NW Salem, OR 97304 in the Founders Room (above Roth’s) from 2-5pm. Donations can be made at ( Portland Community College Foundation, Student Scholarships, comment: Nursing, in honor of Sheiry Gayle Beard.