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Sherry Kuest

February 12, 1942 — June 7, 2024


 Sherry Kuest passed away in Jerome, Idaho on June 7, 2024, with her two daughters by her side.

Sherry was born February 12, 1942, in Wallace, Idaho. She graduated from Wallace High School in 1960 and went on to attend the University of Montana in Missoula for two years. She lived most of her life in Twin Falls, Idaho, but also lived in Seattle and Vancouver, Washington, as well as in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Portland, Oregon. She worked as an office manager at what was King Videocable in Twin Falls for many years and then later at D & B Supply. After retiring, she volunteered for several years with the CSI Office on Aging delivering meals and being a Senior Companion.

Sherry married Steve Kohntopp in 1962, and they were blessed with two daughters, Laurie and Kelley. Steve and Sherry were later divorced.   Sherry later married Bob Kuest, but after a time, they also were divorced.  

Family was the cornerstone of Sherry’s life. As a devoted mother and grandmother, Sherry cherished every moment spent with loved ones. Family gatherings were always filled with laughter and love, creating memories that will be treasured forever. Sherry’s love and dedication to family was unwavering and a testament to the importance of these bonds.

Sherry had a great sense of humor and was quick-witted. She had a deep passion for music and was also a keen writer who wrote poems for her loved ones. She loved river rafting with the thrill of navigating the rapids and the tranquility of floating down the river, brought her immense joy.

Sherry is survived by her daughters, Laurie (Tim) Harberd and Kelley (Shane) Havin; four grandchildren, Ashley, Beau, Patrick, and Brian; and six great-grandsons. 

She was preceded in death by her birth parents, James and Betty Pemble; as well as her adopted parents, Perry and Lillian Kimball; and her brother, Gary Kimball.

A private family service was held for Sherry. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association online at or by mail at 225 N Michigan Ave Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or to any dementia research organization.

“And He walks with me and He talks with me and He tells me I am His own, and the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.”  We love you, Mom.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Sherry’s memorial webpage at

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