Sherell Diane Franco

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61, of Tucson, passed away on Aug. 16, 2014.

She was born in Oklahoma City, OK on June 3,1953, to the late Betty Lee Dowell and Howard Eugene Carroll.

Sherell attended Lynwood High School in Lynwood, CA, and was a resident of Los Angeles, CA for many years. She relocated to San Manuel, AZ in 1984, where she was employed by BHP Copper Co. for over 10 years.

Sherell was a beloved, hardworking member of her community. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Sherell is survived by her three children, Tereese Chavez of Tucson, AZ, Jesse Blackmon Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, and Janalle Rodriguez of Tucson, AZ. She is also survived by her brother, Jim Dowell of Florence, AZ and her sister, Frances Bunch of Tucson, AZ; and 14 grandchildren, Noelle Cundiff, Alexus Cundiff, Aneissa Rodriguez, Jashawn Blackmon, Jacob Rodriguez, Helesca Rodriguez, Maya Sanchez, Kayla Blackmon, Chris Blackmon, Jayleen Blackmon, Malaia Zazueta, Adam Zazueta, and Jordan Blackmon.

Services will be held at Rancho Vistoso Funeral Home, 2285 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd., Oro Valley, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

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