Sherilyn Sowell

1) What initially brought you to Moab?

My parents moved here from Price in 1962. Dad worked with a painting contractor by the name of Johnny Causer and later at Texas Gulf Sulphur. Moab became home.

2) What do you love most about living in Moab?

I love the security of the valley. It’s home, and home is where the heart is. And the beauty of it. To be able to go from the desert, to a river, to a mountain full of lakes on any drive.

3) What do you dislike about living in Moab?

The summers do get hot, and the cost of living expenses are high.

4) What is your occupation?

I work at the Family Support Center.

5) If you could have any job in the world, what would you most like to do?

I would want to be an airline stewardess and be able to travel the world and see all the amazing places the world has to offer instead of just seeing pictures of them.

6) Describe a typical day in your life.

I go to work and then have lunch with a friend at the great restaurants we have here. My niece is a big part of my life, so I usually run her around from place to place. I spend time at night playing on Facebook! In the summer I like to sit outside on my bench and look up at the heavens and wonder what my family is up there doing with all those stars and planets.

7) Some people have bumper stickers on their car that reads: I’d Rather be Sailing. What would your bumper sticker read? I’d Rather Be…

On another cruise!

8) Tell us one thing people don’t usually know about you.

One summer day, two young girls pretended they were guests at the Apache Motel swimming pool. It was late and we didn’t think anyone was there. There was. Only years later did I know that the nice man that said he wouldn’t say anything to anyone, as long as we didn’t make much noise, because he was going up to bed just above the pool — was John Wayne.

9) In high school, you would have been considered the person most likely to…

Own a day care and have 30 kids running around.

10) What is your favorite Moab activity?

I like the excitement of Jeep Safari. I also like the activities around the annual Car Show.

11) Tell us your favorite non-Moab place to visit. Rocky

Ford, Colorado. It’s where my daughter, Tracy and her husband Johnny live with four of my grandkids.

12) What do you consider your greatest achievement in life?

To be able to see the beauty in just about anything or anyone. To accept things I cannot change.

13) If you were President, what’s the first thing you’d do to make life better in America?

Protect our young and our old from ever going hungry and without medical care.

14) What superhero power would you most like to have?

To spin the world backwards, like in the Superman movie, and reverse time, and do it right the second time around.

15) If you could be an animal, what would it be? Why?

A cat, with a loving home and family. Then I could lay around all day, soak in the sun, cuddle up next to someone when its cold outside, and make a child or a lonely grandma and grandpa happy.

16) What is your all time favorite movie?

“The Wizard of Oz”.

17) And, your all time favorite book?

I do love to read autobiographies.

18) If you were stranded on a desert island, which three CDs would you want to have with you?

George Strait’s “50 Best Songs”, Josh Turner’s “Long Black Train”, and Loretta Lynn would come with me, too.

19) If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be? Why?

My Great-grandma Allen, my mother’s grandma. I came across a picture of her and felt a connection.

20) What is your life philosophy?

That somewhere out there is the lighthouse that someday will show me the way home. I can choose the dark side of it, or the light side. It’ really all up to me.