Howard Orson "Sherm" Sherman

March 24, 1931 — May 31, 2013

Howard Orson "Sherm" Sherman

Howard Orson Sherman, "Sherm" passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family early Friday morning May 31, 2013, his favorite time of day, to begin his new journey. He was born March 24, 1931 in Ogden, Utah son to Trueman Carl and Fushia Olea Bybee Sherman. As a graduate of Ogden High School, Sherm put away his basketball and enlisted directly into the United States Navy in December 1949 serving his country during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. As a Cryptographer Decoder, he received full military honors ranking Petty Officer 3rd Class in Communications. Upon his return, he studied engineering at Weber State College. Sherm married his sweetheart Beverly Jean Taylor Siler Sherman July 9, 1955 and together raised a great family: Kim Leroy Siler Sherman, Mitchell (Susan) Howard Sherman, Tamara Michelle Sherman, Jeffrey (Juleen) Taylor Sherman, Lisa (Kory) Jean Sherman Sweatfield and Beverly Nicole Sherman. Sherm divorced and later married Phyllis Ann Hathaway Jones adding two beautiful step daughters to his family: Carla (Doug) Ann Jones Jensen and Penni (Randy) J. Jones LaRose and later divorced. While in college, Sherm discovered a passion for people and the car business. He began selling Studebakers and later pursued Sales and Management at Ogden Ford Sales. Having excelled in the industry for 17 years, Sherm ventured his own business, Sherm's Store Inc. "The Car Store" in February of 1973. Located at 3240 Washington Boulevard, Sherm's Store is in operation today celebrating 40 years in the business. Sherm's unique talent of making people feel special and important lead him to be recognized throughout Utah and surrounding areas as a genuine, highly talented businessman receiving Dealer of the Year Awards multiple times from the Independent Auto Dealers Association. He had a unique quality of making a new friend wherever he went. Sherm is legendary as one of the best car men to have ever placed a value on a vehicle. Sherm enjoyed snowmobiling in fresh powder atop Monte Cristo sipping hot cocoa and eating brownies with family and friends. When the snow melted, he launched his boat in the cool waters of Pineview Reservoir and seasonally pulled it to Lake Powell creating many adventures for the family. Preceding him in death are his parents and six siblings: Ethyl Olea Sherman, Janice May Sherman Daley, Edith Ethelyn Sherman Stewart, Mary Elizabeth Sherman Busico Gualdoni, Carl Richard Sherman, and Ruth Evelynn Sherman Peterson. Sherm's family legacy continues with eight children, 20 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren with 6 sweet spirits soon to arrive. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the LDS Church, 300 West 4850 South in Washington Terrace, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 and prior to services on Wednesday, beginning at 10:00 a.m., where friends and family may call. Interment will follow at Ogden City Cemetery.
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