Memorial services will be at noon Saturday for Sherry Sailer, 67, a principal actress at Pioneer Memorial Theater during the 1960s.
The services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 Highland Drive.Mrs. Sailer, who took various leading roles for about seven years and who later was the principal supporting actress in "Funny Girl" at the theater, died Feb. 26, 1991, of cancer at her home in the Holladay area.
She was born April 2, 1923, in Pennsylvania, where she was a church soloist and stage entertainer during her teen years. Dur
ing World War II she joined a USO (United Service Organization) unit, entertaining troops in the South Pacific.
In New Jersey she was a leading actress at Dover Little Theater, Dover, N.J., which was well-known as one of the country's leading local theaters. After moving to Salt Lake City in the early 1960s she continued her career at Pioneer Memorial Theater. In one play, written by playwright Norman Corwin, she starred opposite actor William Shatner. She also starred with actor Leon Ames in "You Can't Take It With You."
She had roles in the University of Utah's Summer Festival. She hosted the "Scope 5" talk show for KSL-TV, did "Sherry's Showcase" on the TV station's "Crossroads" program and and at one time was "Your Safeway Neighbor." Mrs. Sailer had served on the Sarah Daft Home board of trustees, the Women's Board of Westminster College and American Red Cross and Arthritis Foundation committees.
Her husband, Richard G. Sailer, a retired executive at Hercules' Bacchus Works, and family suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society.