Sherry Dene Graf Nichols


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

Sherry Dene Nichols
Sherry Dene Nichols

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.

11 Replies to “Sherry Dene Graf Nichols”

  1. Dear sweet Sherry, you were the best fair buddy I ever had. We had so much fun every year. You will be missed my friend! Love ya!!

  2. Sherry you will be missed. I already miss the poker tournaments that we use to play in. I will miss your sweet hugs and the conversations we had. Keep a chair at the poker table for me there in heaven. Rikki, Danny and kiddos I miss yall and hope to see you soon. Love yall DayDay

  3. Sherry, losing you is our loss, Heaven’s GAIN!
    GOD’s Blessings of Love and Comfort at this time.

  4. I have only fond memories of Sherry and her family and friends. I met Sherry through my friend Barbara Chrostowski , and was privileged to be her daughters pediatrician. Knowing Sherry was a Hoot, to say the least. She had a great sense of humor, and visiting with her was always a joy. My world was definitely better with Sherry in it. My last conversation with her was discussing her concerns about how she could help a friend. I join many others in missing Sherry. Special condolences to Rikki and her family; I’m thinking of you. Dr. G

  5. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sherry was one of the most welcoming souls I have known.
    I pray you will find peace and even comfort in the Lords presence as you work through this great loss in your life. I know she loved y’all fiercely and will always be a special force in your lives.
    Love and Blessings to you. 💗🌺

  6. For 63 years you have been my sister by another mother. I will miss you dearly but we will meet again. You are now at piece and out of pain. To Rikki and the rest of the family I pray God’s arms around you and give you peace.

  7. Rikki, I am so heart broken for you n your family. I loved seeing your Mom and having the honor of spending time with her when I was home . She was so loving, compassionate and so much fun. Met her many years ago. Great memories. FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS 💕

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