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Date of Birth: May 28, 1963

Date of Death: February 28, 2021

Ms. Sherry Ellen McDonald (née Laing), daughter of Donald Lawrence Laing and the late Betty Louise Laing, died peacefully amongst her loved ones in Banner Thunderbird Hospital on February 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona, at the age of 57. Sherry is survived by her father, Donald Lawrence Laing, her siblings Keith, Debra (Andrew), Kimberly, Larry, Kris (Deborah), Nancy (Michael), her children Misty Ellen McDonald, Justin Lawrence McDonald, her daughter-in-law Sarah Michelle McDonald and her grandchildren, Joseph R. Imam, Leo T. Stradling, Brandon Gerald McDonald, Abigail Louise McDonald, and Madeline Michelle McDonald. She is preceded by her mother, Betty Louise Laing, and her eldest child Jason Leon McDonald. Sherry was born in Highland Park, Michigan, to Donald and Betty Laing. She wed Leon McDonald in 1980 and divorced in 2001. They started their family in Tucson, Arizona, where they had their three children Jason, Justin, and Misty McDonald. They raised their family in Marana, Arizona, where Sherry thrived amongst the horses, ranch life, and being a mother to her children. After her divorce in 2001, she moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to be closer to her mother and siblings. There she was blessed with her 5 grandchildren who lived throughout the state. Sherry was a force to be reckoned with and had the unique ability to make anyone laugh with her silly jokes and wild pranks. Many who were blessed with her presence knew she was incredibly generous and showed her love by giving gifts, not only for holidays but just because she was thinking about you. Sherry spent her life spreading love and happiness through her words and actions; as we part with her body, we must remember a soul as good as hers will always be here with us. She will be missed dearly.

Service Information

Although she is gone from this world, she remains in our hearts and souls with her loving words. A celebration of life is scheduled for May 12, 2021, at Christ's Church of The Valley 7007 West Happy Valley Road, Peoria, 85383 with a reception to follow there. All are welcome to honor the life of Sherry Ellen McDonald