VISTA, CA - Sawyer Benjamin
Sherwood, 8, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at his home of
The son of Bill Sherwood and Janis Jeffries Sherwood, he
was born Nov. 16, 1994, in Boulder, Colorado.
He attended Beaumont Elementary in Vista.
Sawyer lived in Boulder until August 2000.
He played for three years in Vista National Little
"Sawyer had many friends in Boulder who he stayed
in touch with since his family's move to southern California," family
members said. "He loved swimming, sledding and baseball, and had
dreams of becoming a professional player someday."
Surviving are his parents; two sisters, Amanda Sherwood,
Vista, and Jennifer (and Jason) Knapp, Spokane, Wash.; his grandparents,
Joan Carlson, Galesburg, Ill., Jeff and Naomi Jeffries, Los Osos, CA, and
Ben and Linda Sherwood, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; three aunts, Pam (and
Doug) Best, Galesburg, Ill., Melissa (and Pierre) Brondeau, Paris, France,
and Lauren Jeffries (and Steve _______), Port Angeles, Wash.; one uncle,
Jay (and Sherry) Jeffries, Phoenix, AZ; and cousins.
He attended Beaumont Elementary School in Vista and
played baseball three years in the Vista National Little League.
A private tree planting memorial service was held Oct.
26, 2004 at the Little League Field, followed by a public service at the
Church of Religious Science. California Funeral Alternatives in Escondido,
Calif., was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to a fund established for ALD
research and education: "For the Benefit of Sawyer" account at
U.S. Bank, 1385 E. Vista Way, Vista, Calif. 92084. Condolences may be sent
to the family at 1256 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, Calif. 92084.
Sawyer Sherwood Links
aimed at effort to find cure for disease
San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 3, 2003
North County Times, Oct. 2, 2003
who inspired fund-raiser dies
North County Times, Oct. 1, 2003
Brewing releases this month Sawyer’s Triple
San Diego Metropolitan, Oct. 2003
brewery to sell special beer
North County Times, Sept. 27, 2003
Janis Sherwood's Letter to the Editor, North County Times, Sept.
Foundations sends family on vacation
North County Times, July 22, 2003
Boy Battling Rare Disease
North County Times, May 19, 2003
Dollar for Sawyer|
Promotion by the North San Diego County Association of Realtors
This web page by Sawyer's Aunt Sherry is dedicated to the memory
of Sawyer Sherwood and the other children who now have or who have
passed due to the genetic X-chromosome disease Adrenoleukodystrophy
Triple - Honoring the Courage in All of Us
Stone Brewing Co. website featuring this limited edition beer.
Camera, Oct. 6, 2003 (Boulder, CO)|
County Times, Oct. 6, 2003 (San Diego County, CA)|
County Times, Oct. 11, 2003 (San Diego County, CA)|
Oct. 20, 3004 (Galesburg, IL)|