It is with heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our daughter Sheri Lynne Zimmerman Klein (age 33), on Sunday, August 30, 2009, due to complications (eclampsia) from childbirth. Her newborn (second) daughter Ava Lily Klein was taken by C-section and is healthy and strong. Sheri's first daughter Abbey, age 3, and husband Eric are doing as well as could be expected.
We were released from our mission by the mission and Area presidents. We left Tarma on Tuesday, September 1, and flew out of Lima that night, arriving at our home in Orem on Wednesday. On Thursday, we attended a memorial service for Sheri in Lolo, Montana, where she was living at the time of her passing. We held a viewing on Friday in Orem and her funeral and burial on Saturday.
Picture of Abbey, Sheri, and Eric, taken July 2008:
Thanks to all of you who followed our blog during our 11 months as missionaries. We will of course miss our daughter but we will also miss the wonderful people of our mission and the many friends we left behind in the High Central Andes of Peru.