Cheryl Diane Linnarz passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday January 16th 2022. She was born to Amelia Jane Kemple on December 24th 1959, in Fresno California. Her early years took her many places until she married her high school sweetheart, Timothy Dean Linnarz on November 5th 1976, in Sandy Utah. Cheryl’s beauty and playful, outgoing personality won Tim over, despite his shy nature.

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Tim and Cher created a beautiful life and family. Together they raised three children with spirits just as feisty and stubborn as their own. As a mother she was kind, protective, and fun. She always encouraged and stood behind her children as they chased their dreams.

She will be remembered for having the biggest heart, for the way she lovingly teased absolutely everyone, and for always having the biggest personality in the room.

Even though she loved talking to almost everyone, most of the time she did prefer animals over humans. Because of this love of animals, she had many pets throughout her life, and she cherished every one of them. She loved going on long road trips and vacations with her family. She loved to sing and dance and listen to music. She also thoroughly enjoyed reading, especially Stephen King novels, and absolutely loved watching movies. She was a collector of many things including poems, movies, and many trinkets.

She is missed by all of her family. Her immediate family includes her husband Tim, her daughter Tina (Brant) Silvester, and her two sons Tim Linnarz and Chase (Nichole) Linnarz and all of her grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of her life in the spring, details will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to Best Friends Animal Society, in Cheryl’s memory, the link is listed below.

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Jan 22, 2022


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I am sorry to learn about Cheryl's passing. She will be deeply missed. My condolences to Cheryl's husband Tim, and family.

Although I was out of touch for many years, Cheryl had a spirit about her that was truly awesome.

Sorry I was unable to attend funeral.

Mike (Ray) Brown , Troy, MT, US Dec 30, 2023

A second mom full of love and laughter! Always put up with Tina, me and shinanigans❤️Vanilla ice concert, endless trips to the roller skating rink, Tetris, and teasing me when the cats would attack my toes. Cheryl rest in peace and thank you for being the amazing you.

Heather Thomas , Tooele, UT, US Jan 23, 2022

I met Cheryl through my sister Lesa Linnarz we had so many fun times together all three of us I’m sad to hear about her passing. As the years passed byI lost contact with her as life happens. Condolences to the family

Christi Clark

Christi Clark , west valley city, UT, US Jan 22, 2022

We are very fortunate to have met her and be be a small part of her life.

Bill Smith Jan 22, 2022


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