Born in Chicago, Mrs. Sherman was the youngest of six children of Russian Jewish immigrants. She graduated from Chicago’s Von Steuben High School in 1944 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University. Mrs. Sherman was a docent at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and Sabino Canyon, and performed with the Hot Flashes dance troop. She was a member of Congregation Or Chadash and supported many local Jewish organizations, including Jewish War Veterans Post 201, Saguaro B’nai B’rith, Congregation Anshei Israel, Congregation Chofetz Chayim and the Handmaker Foundation. Mrs. Sherman founded a Girl Scout troop for girls with developmental delays and created a training program for other troop leaders.
Mrs. Sherman was preceded in death by her siblings. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Gerald M. Sherman; her children, Harriet (Ernie Dunn) Moser of Phoenix, Ira (Nancy) Sherman of Denver, Colo., Hess (Sharon) Sherman of Chicago, Annette (Bob) Landry of Albuquerque, N.M., and Neal Sherman of Los Angeles; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held in Wilmette, Ill. There will be a Tucson memorial service on Nov. 23, 1 p.m. at the Radisson Suites Hotel, 6555 E. Speedway Blvd. Call Ira Sherman at 303-722-2001 for more information.