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Eddie Sherwood - May 13, 2013

Eddie Sherwood, age 51, of Holyoke, formerly of Hennessey, Okla., died May 13, 2013, at Pampa, Texas. He was born June 24, 1961, in Sterling to Orval and Myra (Chandler) Sherwood.

He spent some of his young age growing up in Crook, then the family moved to a farm in Pride Port, Neb. Later, he graduated from Holyoke High School.

After graduation, he moved to Crook and worked for the Proctor Hay Mill. He then moved to Hennessey, Okla., where he met and married his wife of 26 years, Bonnie Scheuerman.

He then started a career of 30 years in pipeline construction for numerous companies, with many years spent in Sterling Construction Company as a hoe man and site manager. He worked throughout several states, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Mississippi, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

He enjoyed visiting with family, playing slots, and traveling on the job and seeing new sights.

He is preceded in death by his wife Bonnie Sherwood; father, Orval Sherwood; and brother, Don Hawk.

He is survived by his mother, Myra Sherwood of Holyoke; brother, Ray Hawk of Loveland; sisters, Rita Kokes and husband Paul of Newcastle, Wyo., and Lori Theibeault and husband Phil of Alliance, Neb.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside service and inurnment will be held Friday, June 21 at 3 p.m. at the Holyoke Cemetery with Pastor Merle Powell officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Myra Sherwood, 426 S. Baxter Ave., Holyoke, CO 80734.

Gerk Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.