Sherry Mae Harmel

January 21, 1946- April 9, 2019

Sherry Mae Harmel, 73, of College Station passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was born on January 21, 1946 in Bryan, TX. Sherry graduated from Caldwell High School in 1964. She attended and graduated from Durham Business School in Austin. She married the love of her life, Donnie, on September 4, 1965. Sherry was a resident of Kerrville from 1968 to 2012 before returning to the College Station area. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. Sherry was an avid birdwatcher and found pleasure in crafting and quilting.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Pearl Boehme; and her husband, Donnie Harmel.

Sherry is survived by her daughters, Shelia Kapner and husband, Bret, Denise Harmel-Garza and husband, Eddie, Tonya Carroll and husband, Jason; brother, Norman Boehme and wife, Laverne; uncle, Walter Nittsche; 6 grandchildren, Heather Kapner, Chelsea Kapner, Donnie Garza, Katherine Garza, Bailee Carroll, and Kayla Carroll; nephews, Ricky and Randall Boehme.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13th with the Celebration of Life service to follow at 4 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Chapel of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX. Certified Life Celebrant Dawn Lee Wakefield will preside.

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  1. Sheila, Denise, and Tonya

    I am so saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. Prayers for God’s comfort and peace for all of you during this time of loss.

    Susie Kochwelp Seeber

  2. May God be with you all. We did not know she was so sick. Travis kept calling her and left a message and she never returned the calls. Our heart goes out to all of her family. She is with Donnie and her parents now. We love you all. May God help you all and be with you. Travis and Lavina & Travis

  3. Alice and I have so many memories of living on KWMA while Sherry and Donnie, our closest neighbors and best friends, lived in the “Rock House”. It was a special time when Sherry came to Alaska to visit us. May God wrap His arms around you three precious daughters and your families. Butch and Alice

  4. On behalf of TPWD Hunter Education Program, I would like to express our sincere condolence to the Harmel family — who was Texas Parks & Wildlife through and through. The Harmels epitomize conservation of natural resources and the teaching the of next generations on how to be good stewards of the (Texas) landscape. We pray for Sherry and Donnie in Heaven and for the family, especially our good friend, instructor and partner, Mrs. Denise Harmel-Garza, who IS the standard for hunter education and shooting sports training throughout Texas. Blessings!

  5. So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Having recently lost my father in February, I know the sorrow and sadness you are experiencing. My sincerest condolences. I found peace, as you will, in the wonderful reunions they are experiencing with friends and family – especially with your dad. This makes me smile. I hope you find peace.

  6. Shelia, Denise and Tonya
    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Sandra Goldberg Gritter

  7. Jerry and I are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your mom, Denise. May our Lord bless and comfort you. Only God can know what you are feeling in your heart now, and only He can restore your spirit. We are praying for you and your family, asking God to bring all of you consolation and peace during this painful time.

  8. Shelia, Denise and Tonya,
    May God comfort you during this time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Our condolences,
    Gay Alford Merritt and family

  9. May the God of all comfort shed
    His grace and comfort on you,
    filling your heart with peace
    during this painful time. The family
    of Sunrise Baptist Church offers our
    sincere condolences to you and your
    loved ones in your time of loss.
    If we can be of help to you, please
    contact us at 830-893-8731.
    “And the peace of God, which
    transcends all understanding,
    will guard your hearts and minds
    in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

  10. Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Your parents were such wonderful people. Prayers from my family to yours.

  11. Sheila, Denise and Tonya. My prayers are with you and your families during this sad time. May the Lord turn your sadness into joy. Our joy is in the hope of seeing our loved ones again in heaven with Jesus. I know your mom had a big group of her loved ones welcoming her to her eternal home. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you now and forever.

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