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Obituary for Wendy Lynette Shimer

Wendy Lynette Shimer, age 54, a longtime resident of Dracut, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 9, 2023 with her loving children.

She was born in South Hampton, NY on November 21, 1968 and was the daughter of JoRene Cyphers of Central, SC, Joseph Shimer III and his partner Donna Raposa of Westford.

Wendy graduated from Chelmsford High School and later attended Middlesex Community College. She had a special gift for working with children and owned and operated Learn Through Play daycare. Wendy was a talented photographer with a keen eye for capturing sunsets. An animal lover, she adored her cats, Smokey and Maple and loved watching the different birds and other animals in her backyard. She enjoyed roller skating, and vacations to Miami and Daytona Beach. A dedicated and loving mother, Wendy cherished her children. She lovingly made extravagant cakes for every birthday and had many wonderful memories of camping with her children. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her loving parents, Wendy is survived by her children, Kylie Lambert and Jacob Lambert, both of Dracut; her significant other, Dave Riel of Lowell; her former husband and the father of her children, Brian Lambert of Dracut; her siblings, Joseph Shimer IV of Long Island, NY, Jeromy Davis of Long Island, NY, Jameson Shimer of AZ, Erin Davis of CA, Kaitlin Shimer Uebbing of Brighton, and Julianne Shimer of HI; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting Hours will be held on Friday, November 17th from 4pm to 7pm at the Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. Her Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10am at Journey Church On The Common, 9 Academy St., Chelmsford. KINDLY GATHER AT THE CHURCH. Interment will follow in Heart Pond Cemetery, Chelmsford.