Tv host, newspaper reporter and columnist, advocate for the Latino neighborhood — and final however not least, knowledgeable tarot card reader who tapped into the “therapeutic and therapeutic” facet of the artwork.
Denver native Sherri L. Vasquez was a whirlwind of power who might host a celebration like nobody else whereas additionally having the capability to quietly ponder the layers of that means in a Woody Allen movie.
“She had an incredible mental curiosity,” stated Sherri’s husband of 22 years, Salvador Gomez. “She cherished life. It is a profound and crushing loss.”
Vasquez died April 25 in Westminster after struggling a stroke. She was 56.
“She was a shocking magnificence when she walked in a room, she lit up the room,” stated her longtime buddy, Ruth McKinney. “She was form of the lifetime of the get together.”
However Gomez stated his spouse considered herself firstly as a journalist. She labored on the Rocky Mountain Information for a lot of the 1990s, taking part in the position of reporter, columnist and editor on the options aspect of the publication.
She additionally wrote and edited for the Coloradoan and La Voz Hispana de Colorado.
Vasquez moved on to tv after newspapers, working for seven years as host and producer of the nationally syndicated program “Latin View” on PBS. McKinney stated her buddy hosted greater than 100 exhibits that includes 400 friends.
“Sherri was extremely competent,” McKinney stated. “She took her job very critically.”
Vasquez was an advocate for metro Denver’s Latino neighborhood, serving as a board member on the Latin American Schooling Basis and serving as vice chairman of selling for the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
“She was all the time happiest when she might mix her work in journalism along with her advocacy for civil rights — and civil rights within the Hispanic neighborhood,” her husband stated.
Within the final 12 months, Gomez stated his spouse began up her personal enterprise, Strategic Tarot.
“She was an authorized tarot reader,” her husband stated. “She realized that she might provide purchasers one thing therapeutic and brighten their lives with it.”
Vasquez earned her bachelor of arts in journalism from the College of Colorado and a grasp’s diploma in advertising and marketing and communications from the College of Denver.
She is survived by her husband; mom, Shay Prepare dinner; brother, Kenny Vasquez; and plenty of prolonged relations.
A Celebration of Life will likely be held June 1 from 2 to five p.m. on the College Membership of Denver, 1675 Sherman St., in Denver.