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Beacon Archive

June 2004
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News from the Townships

Thanks from the Beaver Island Hospice

CMU Summer Field Trip Schedule

BICS to Graduate Seven

Tom Kelso 1940-2004

A Fine Mess

Strang Writers Enjoy Beaver Island

The Splendor of Crafts

On This Date

One Hundred Years Ago

Sock Hop Results

Broadway on Beaver: “An Evening with Stephen Sondheim” Premieres

Letters to the Editor: From the CCG

Letters to the Editor: BIRHC Meeting; Optometrist's Contract

Letters to the Editor: Karaoke

Sherry Burris 1956-2004

Henry Ricksgers Junior 1923-2004

BIRHC Truck Raffle

School Election June 14

Thanks to the Steinbachs: a New Fire Truck!

Wildlife Club News

Whiskey Point Light Reports Received

Baroque on Beaver

The Annual "Fashion Tea" July 8

Congradulations to Ryan Wojan


Sherry Burris 1956-2004

Sherry Lyn Burris, 48, passed away at her home on Lake Geneserath. Sherry was born on February 16, 1956, in Lapeer, Michigan to Patricia and Bernard King. She worked as a waitress and cook, and enjoyed many arts and crafts, along with gardening. She became a mother and worked hard for her children. In recent years, Sherry’s health had started to deteriorate due to illness. God took her home on May 17, 2004.

She is survived by her mother, Patricia Burris; three children, Holly Jade Burris, Derrick Aaron Burris, and Patrick Morgan Burris; three grandsons, Eli DeLynn, James DeShawn Thomas II, and Skyler Williams; her sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Perry Fortier; two nieces, Amy and Renee; and nephew Jeremy.
The funeral was held at the Beaver Island Christian Church on May 21st, followed by burial at the Beaver Island Christian Cemetery.

A personal note from Carol LaFreniere that was shared by many others: “Sherry was my friend for many years, and will be greatly missed.”

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