Shari VanDelinder

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Shari VanDelinder

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Shari VanDelinder

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Shari VanDelinder went to heaven to join her beloved husband Curt on Dec. 14, 2019, at 50 years old. Her strong body and unequaled spirit finally succumbed to a litany of medical challenges that would have taken a lesser person long ago.

She was born on June 5, 1969, in Williston, North Dakota. She graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1987 and acquired a college degree from Minnesota State University.

Shari was a unique and extraordinary life force. No one who ever met her will forget her. She was successful in every job she ever had and every business endeavor she chose to undertake. She enjoyed life like no other but her ultimate goal was to bring her family and friends on that joyful journey — and she always made sure it was joyful — with her. Battling numerous medical issues, she was always up for a plane, ship or car ride to someplace “cool.”

Always mindful of lives with needs, she donated her organs so others could live on and those recipients will be getting a gift from an intelligent, beautiful, dynamic, generous source of life. She was always passionate about helping people. As a child, her parents would have to check the closets to see she if she was harboring a friend who was having trouble at home. As an adult, she made it possible for many students to attend college by gathering donations for college scholarships.

It is impossible to include all of Shari’s accomplishments or describe her beauty, wit, and spirit. Everyone who knew her will miss her and remember her forever.

Her legacy will live on in her four remarkable children: Jordan, Taylor, Derek and Brady. They all have her beauty of body and soul, sense of humor, devotion to family, and her dynamic personality.

She is survived by those children; her loving parents, Zena and Bob Jacox; her sister, Lori Goff (Mike, Cody, Jamie and Jameson); her brother, Jeff (Cindy, Madison, and Damon and Diedre and Derek). Her daughters-in-law, Kinsey (Jordan’s wife), and Madeline (Derek’s wife), and their daughter, Scottlyn, who brought Shari so much joy. And an army of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who will never forget Shari VanDelinder.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary, 1001 Alderson Ave. Interment will follow in Mountview Cemetery in Billings.

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  1. Marcie Cooke Limpp

    To Shari’s family. What a beautiful person! We had the pleasure of meeting her and “hanging” with her on a Cruise to Alaska, September 2017. We had so much fun with her and just having her in our new group of Cruise friends was a joy. So so Sad to hear of your loss. We will always have great memories of her, and thinking of Shari will forever put a smile on our faces. God Bless Everyone! Rick and Marcie (Cooke) Limpp

  2. Shari’s death came as such a shock, as Curt’s did years ago. She was a force to be reckoned with. It was hard to keep up with all her activities, but at the forefront always was her family. She loved her parents and siblings and her children as much as you can love people. She loved Curt, and after his death, she loved Ray. She told me she clicked with Ray in the same way she did Curt. I am so glad she ended her life in love and having fun. I know I will see her in heaven and I am thankful for that, God bless you all. I am praying for comfort in your grief.

  3. Linda Jo and Dom Montiero

    My heart goes out to the family today..I pray for peace and blessings as you celebrate the life of your loved one..I remember her and Curt from Jordan’s high school years at the basketball games .
    Linda and Dom Montiero..grandparents of Derek Weis. 🙏

  4. We were so sorry to learn of Shari’s passing. She was such a kind and loving person. We loved getting to know she and Kurt as you “kids” enjoyed playing together in our neighborhood. She, Kurt and all of your family are in our prayers. Love, Chris and Deb Woegens

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