Sherry Dennett Stallman

1958 – 2013
Sherry Dennett Stallman


On Friday, December 6, we lost our beloved wife, sister, aunt, mother and grandmother, Sherry Dennett Stallman, age 55. She lived in Wise River with her beloved husband of 23 years, Van Stallman. She passed away at the Barrett Memorial Hospital in Dillon, where she was diagnosed with terminal bone and lung cancer on November 19. She was able to come home for a short time over Thanksgiving to spend time with her loving family. Sherry was born on Nov. 12, 1958, in California to Tiny and Robert Odom. She was one of eight children.

Sherry had four children: Shawna; Crystal; and twins John and Jason. She moved to Montana, met the love of her life and married Van Stallman July 28, 1990, and then moved to Wise River. From this marriage, she gained for more children: Veva; Kristi; Sam; and Dan.

She was preceded in death by: her mother and stepfather, Tiny and Jim; brother- in-law Kevan May; cousin Tanya Brown; and one grandchild.

She is survived by: her husband, Van Stallman; sister-in-law Vicky Stallman; sister Cindy; six other siblings; children Shawna (Matt) Meinke, Crystal Hunt and Michelle; John and Michelle Hunt; Jason Hunt; Veva (Sean) Larson; Kristi (Duane) Gregor; Sam Sampson; and Dan and Misty Sampson; many cousins, nieces and nephews; 27 grandchildren (with one on the way); and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation has occurred and a memorial service will be held on Saturday in Wise River at the Wise River Community Building, starting at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Barrett Hospital in Dillon. A guestbook is available online at