Sheridan’s Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Altus with Pastor Jeff Moore officiating.
The Bautista family will host a visitation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in Altus.
Sheridan was born on Sept. 16, 2003, in Altus. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, on March 9, 2011. She was a second grader at Navajo Elementary School. She was a dance student at Off the Wall Productions, and she loved her dance teacher Miss Leah very much. Sheridan was always dancing and singing where ever she went. When she was not at the dance studio, she was on the softball field with her Navajo teammates. She also enjoyed playing with her dogs Minnie and Mia. Sheridan would spend her Wednesday evenings at First Baptist with her fellow G.A.s (Girls in Action). She loved the Lord with her whole heart, and knew what it meant to be saved.
The biggest impact on lives still continues with family and friends. Her presence will live on through them from now on. Her family will honor her life and the way she lived it through their lives. Those who had the honor of meeting Sheridan are better people because of her.
The measure of life cannot be judged on time. It can only be measured by the quality of the life one lives and the light one’s life projects onto others. With that, Sheridan led an amazing and productive life. She will be missed, but never forgotten by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her parents, Jim and Melinda Bautista of Altus; her two sisters, Sophia Monreal and husband Michael, and their child Mikey of San Antonio, Texas, and Stephanie Bautista and her fiancé Corbin Wimer of Norman; her two brothers, Steven Bautista and Skylar Bautista of Altus; her grandparents, Gilbert and Maria Montes of Midland, Texas, and Javier and Mary Ellen of San Antonio, Texas; her Uncle Gilbert and Aunt Julie Montes, and their children Ashlee, Georgia, Isaac, and Gracie of Abilene, Texas; and her Uncle Henry and Aunt Laura Galindo, and their children Alexandria and Adison of San Antonio.
Preceding her in death and welcoming her into Heaven are her great-grandmothers, Savina Torrez, Cirenia Montes, Petra Salas, and Celestina Bautista; great-grandfathers, Eloy Torrez, Fermin Montes, Ladislado Salas, and Vincente Bautista; great-uncle, Rufino Sanchez; and great-aunts, Dolores M. Davis and Diana Sanchez.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the Altus and Navajo communities for all of their love, prayers, and support for their sweet Sheridan throughout this difficult journey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be given to the CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, 14850 Quorum Drive, Suite 145, Dallas, TX 75254, (214) 843-5256.
On line tributes may be made to the family at www.Lowell-Tims.com