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Sherry Dene Graf Nichols

Sherry Dene Graf Nichols, 76, of Amarillo, TX passed away March 31, 2023.  No

services are planned at this time. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.

Sherry was born November 24, 1946 in Hereford, TX to B. A. and Ila Mae Graf.  She graduated from Palo Duro High School in 1965.  She started at the Potter County DA’s office in 1973 and went to work for Judge Richard Dambold at Potter County Court of Law #2 on January 1, 1977.  She served as the Coordinator for 21 years and retired December 31, 1998 from the Court after 25 years. Sherry was a longtime dedicated member of Christ Lutheran Church and the Palo Duro Don Diva’s Class of 65. She loved her time spent with the Diva’s enjoying many lunch outings, reminiscing of their high school days, and continuous laughter!

Sherry married John Lee Nichols in May of 1986.  He preceded her in death on July 19, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Roya Jean Martinez.

She is survived by her daughter Rikki Wheeler and husband Danny of Amarillo, TX and two grandumplins, Tucker Lane and Gracie Mae; a brother Michael (Bubba) and wife Chandra Graf of Amarillo, TX; nieces Elizabeth Dawn Graf and fiancé Brandon Foglesong of Amarillo, TX and Autumn Michelle Graf and fiancé Jared Town of Stillwater, OK; her very dear cousin, Ronita Henson and husband Norman who she thought of more as a sister than a cousin of Shattuck, OK; 4 special sisters by choice, Barbara Chrostowski of Kansas City, MO, Wanda Knightstep of Amarillo, TX, Robbie Heare of Amarillo, TX, and Kathie Schoepf of Granbury, TX; very special godson, Jake Watkins who she loved dearly of Granbury, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sherry will be fondly remembered by her greeting with a hug and a Hershey’s Kiss.
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