We regretfully announce the passing of Cheryl Ann Blevins, 61, of Garden City, ID. Her last moments were ushered peacefully by her children and loved ones, following a formidable battle with ALS.
Cheryl was born in LaJunta, CO on June 3, 1961 to her parents Shirley Jean Thomas and William McGown. Known from birth as a force to be reckoned with, she lived in Rocky Ford, CO and Cottage Grove, OR, creating memories with her siblings, Denise Daves, Shawnie Reames, Janie Crumpler, William McIntosh and Terry McIntosh, before establishing her forever home in beautiful Idaho where she loved to hike, hunt for rocks, and explore the history of the land around her, often spotted doing so in her white ‘SloRide’ limousine.
Cheryl was an incredibly talented artist whose many accomplishments stretch beyond the murals decorating historical Cottage Grove, through the highly regarded leather clothing business she built and ran within her community and far into the everyday pieces of her family’s life. Her talent and creativity aided in her constant determination to carry beauty into the broken, and allowed her to breathe new life into the most unexpected of scenarios.
Cheryl was survived by her daughters, Sherrie Vieira, Lori West, Jasmine Redlich and Jessica Wade as well as her grandchildren, Bently, Julia, Frances, Piper, Shirley, June, Stanley, Myla and Rueger. Her devotion to uplifting and contributing to people from all walks of life has built a vast network of friends and chosen family that will miss her courage, large heart and generosity greatly.
Preceded in death by her mother Shirley, brothers Terry and Billy, grandmother Zella and many friends, her loved ones will find comfort knowing she has been greeted warmly on the other side, and can once again breathe easy.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday July 8, 2022 at Bowman Funeral Home of Garden City. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in their mother’s name to the ALS foundation.
To watch the memorial service, please visit: https://vimeo.com/728289581
To watch Cheryls video tribute please visit https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/DKH3PH4BL6MT233G