“It didn't feel like home without Sharry. My home has always been wherever Sharry was, and she wasn't there,” Buhanan-Decker told KSL.
After Sharry died, Buhanan-Decker found computer files that contained recordings of her voice — songs that she wrote years ago. The problem was, he could not open the files.
“I found these songs on a format that I couldn't convert," Buhanan-Decker told KUTV.
Buhanan-Decker posted on Reddit and asked for help.
Within hours, people responded. One poster told Buhanan-Decker “I’ll have this done in an hour.”
"I was just blown away by how quick people were to respond. I was hoping, you know, one or two people would but, you know, hundreds of comments and well wishes,” Buhanan-Decker told KSL.
He said dozens of strangers sent him the fixed files. The clip is now on repeat in the Buhanan-Decker household, a way to keep Sharry’s voice around.
Now, JJ rocks to sleep nightly to the sound of his mother’s voice.
Buhanan-Decker also keeps his wife's memory alive through his blog, LoveSharred.