Sherrie Jeannine (Palitz) Briggs was born on July 27, 1929 to Alfred Palitz and Blanche (Keach) Palitz in Hartford, CT, and passed away at the age of 88 on January 27, 2018 in La Mesa, CA where she lived for the last 45 years. She is survived by her two sons, Lynn Felice (Nancy) and their children, Lyndsay Felice and Laura Pritchard, Lee Felice (Cynthia) and their two children, Jennifer Dougherty and Josh Felice, and her pre-deceased son, Dan Griffith (Marcia) and their 3 children, Quincy Hayes, Jeffrey Griffith and Dalton Griffith. She has 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way.
She married young and spent her young adulthood raising her 3 boys in Tooele, UT. They were her pride and joy. As they grew to teenagers she spent many hours at the football field watching their games and keeping them out of trouble with a loving but firm hand.
She met and married Robert Briggs, PhD in 1973 and he became the love of her life. They were happily married for 38 years. They spent every summer at the family cabin in Estes Park, CO which has been passed down to her boys and their families to enjoy for years to come.
Sherrie loved to cook and enjoyed having family and friends over for amazing dinners. Her spaghetti, bread, pies and pot roasts to name a few are famous. She was a member of the El Cajon Elks Lodge and spent time entertaining with song and dance. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was fiercely loyal to the people she loved.
A Celebration of Life will be held on March 10, 2018 at 2pm for immediate family and close friends. She requested that her ashes be spread at the cabin in Estes Park, near her son Dan.