Our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2020, in Mesa Arizona at the age of 50.

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Sherina, also affectionately known as ‘Nina’, ‘Ween’, and ‘Cuddie’, was born on December 18, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Victor R. Romero and Maryann Vialpondo. She was born with significant health issues and wasn’t expected to live past infancy. However, she was a fighter and proved the doctor’s wrong year after year.

She was a free spirit who lived life on her own terms.

She married Earol Gooden Sr, later divorced, and became the mother of two children.

Sherina loved her children, Lorica and Earol (DJ), but it was her grandchildren that brought her the most joy.

Sherina had recently reconnected with the love of her life, Rudy Reyes, and shared the last year of her life with him in Arizona.

Although Sherina wasn’t known for her cooking abilities, she could change a tire or replace a carburetor like a pro.

She was always willing to help out family or friends who were down on their luck, with a meal or a buck or two, whatever she could do. She would gladly give you the shirt off her back but don’t expect her to share her candy or snacks!

Sherina was part of a large extended family with many aunts, uncles, and cousins that she loved to spend time with.

She liked playing pool, and buying her granddaughter shoes that matched her own.

With her easy going personality she made friend’s easily, wherever she went. But it was her friendship with her brother Nick that meant the most to her.

Sherina is survived by her son Earol (DJ) Gooden Jr., her grandson Trenton Anderson, granddaughter Sophya Allred, brother Nick Eric Romero (Erika), nephews Nicholas, Victor, Dominick and Rogan, nieces Krysta and Dalayna, her love Rudy Reyes, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and daughter Lorica Gooden.

Funeral services will be held at Redwood Mortuary, with a viewing on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 6-8pm. Graveside service will be held on Thursday September 24, 2020 from 10am-12pm, followed by a luncheon from 12-2pm.

Following Salt Lake County’s mandate on facial coverings, face masks are required at all public gatherings. Social distancing will be enforced. For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a livestreaming of the funeral service on Zoom.

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Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan , UT 84123

Graveside Service

Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan , UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sep 22, 2020

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NEXT Avery "Reb" ElRay Oxley Avery "Reb" ElRay Oxley


She was my sister and best friend. I'm going to miss her an lorisa. Good bless both of them

Amanda Apr 17, 2022

Gonna miss you,37 yrs ago I met you and glad to have known you,you were SUCH A good soul,sorry to your family,your brother bumper, richard and the rest,RIP...Love n Peace.

Shane castillo Nov 20, 2020