Victoria Marie “Torie” Sherwonit passed quietly — and it seemed, peacefully — on Oct. 28, 2017, loved by many. Torie died of pneumonia at age 95½, after spending her last 15 years in Anchorage, Alaska with her older son, Bill. The pneumonia brought a swift end to many years of declining health.
Torie maintained a gentle sweetness until the end, along with her strong faith in Jesus. She meant so much to so many people and will be greatly missed by her family and the many other people whose lives she touched, especially Lutheran communities in Connecticut, Virginia, and Alaska.