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Cheryl Kay Cleaver - June 03, 2010


Cheryl Kay Cleaver, daughter of Merle Max and Laura Maude (Rumsey) Comer, was born on March 12, 1945 in Ogallala, Neb. and departed this life on May 11, 2010, after a difficult battle with cancer.
Cheryl grew up in Brule, Neb. with her parents and older sister and brother, Sandra and Larry.
After graduating high school in 1963, she attended Colorado State College in Greeley and graduated with a Secretarial Associate’s Degree. It was here she met the love of her life Jerry Earl Cleaver. She had a marketing class with him and thought he was very good looking so she asked him to a Sadie Hawkins Dance. They married on Aug. 8, 1965.
Jerry and Cheryl made their home in Brule. They were involved in farming for 19 years, living in Brule, Neb., Imperial, Neb., Weldona, Colo. and Wray, Colo.
On Dec. 4, 1966, while in Brule they had their firstborn Gina Kay. Mickey Ray, born on March 10, 1972 and twins Christopher Jay and Christine Janae born on April 22, 1974 were called home to God at birth. Many prayers were answered and they were blessed with Jeremy Dean, born March 9, 1978 in Denver, Colo. and Marissa Renae, born on May 10, 1980 in Grant, Neb.
Cheryl loved being a stay at home mom and found great joy in taking care of her family. She loved to sew, knit, crochet, and do woodworking projects with Jerry.
Cheryl worked at secretarial and administrative assistant positions in later years. She was devoted to doing a good job wherever she was and loved making others special gifts. Babies were a soft spot in her life. She made many baby gifts for people she met throughout her life and delighted in rocking and holding, those bundles of joy. She also gave handmade baby hats and blankets to local hospitals and volunteered at hospitals to conduct newborn hearing tests. Although she was sad to be leaving behind her family on earth she was excited to be able to go home to take care of her children that went before her. We love you Mom, and we know right now you are rocking those babies in heaven and loving it.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three children.
She will be remembered and missed by her husband of 44 years, Jerry, of Dallas, Texas; her daughter, Gina and husband, Dennis Eastin of Eckley, Colo.; son, Jeremy of Centennial, Colo.; daughter, Marissa, of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Torre and Merrin Eastin; numerous friends and relatives.
A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Yuma United Methodist Church in Yuma, Colo.
Memorial donations will be given to First Candle which works to advance infant health and survival.
She flew up to Heaven on the wings of angels, by the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees, and she walks with Jesus and her loved ones waiting and I know she’s smiling saying Don’t worry ‘bout me. Sissy’s Song by Alan Jackson. May God guide her on her journey home?