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Cheryl Lynn Valdez (Vanderpool)

September 20, 1940 — May 25, 2023

Cheryl Lynn Valdez was born on September 20, 1948, to Eugene and Esther Vanderpool, and passed peacefully from her husband’s loving arms into God’s  on May 25, 2023. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Cheryl married the love of her life, Sonny Valdez on May 7th, 1983. They had just celebrated their  40-year anniversary. Throughout their 40 years together, they were able to see a lot of the world, but their best memories were at home with their animals and being able to see the wildlife that they so enjoyed every single day. They had each of the deer named as well as their feral cats that they spoiled.

Cheryl and her family spent about 5 years in Olathe, Colorado from 1983-1988. Cheryl worked in the accounting department of Colorado Ute in Montrose Colorado. Her and Sonny then moved in 1988 to Ogden Utah where they spent the last several years working and living their lives. They moved back to Montrose in 2015 to be closer to other family and the mountains that they missed.

Cheryl had two daughters, Sheila (Kevin) Garrison of Montrose, Colorado, and Laura (JJ) Micas of Ogden Utah. She was the grandmother to 5 grandchildren Victoria (Vince) Smith, Candace (Wayne) Garrison, Anthony (Lexis) Carrazco, Cameron (Samantha) Garrison and Angel Carrazco. Cheryl also had 4 great grandchildren. Your life was a blessing, your memory, a treasure. Her family meant the world to her. She never missed a birthday, anniversary, or any other important date. She was fiercely protective of those she loved and cared about. She will be incredibly missed and forever loved. She was an amazing mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, and friend. To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die. We believe in the fact that one day we will see you again.

Cremation has taken place. From one of her favorite songs by Elton John, “Your candle burned out long before your legend ever did” May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon. We will hold you in our hearts until we can hold you again in heaven.

Crippin Funeral Home of Montrose is assisting the family.

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