Cherylan Tower passed away at Ashley Regional Medical Center on January 2, 2024 at the age of 61 due to a stroke.

Born on August 17, 1962 to Helen Williams in Santa Cruz, California, Cherylan spent her early years in California, Nevada, and Utah with her step-father Richard, brother Richard Jr., step-brother, and many cousins, aunts, and uncles. In high school, she was a championship swimmer and accomplished visual artist.

As an adult, she explored a variety of careers including Cosmetology, Traffic Supervisor and Coordinator, and Nursing—of which she was most proud. She moved with her Mother, Brother, and first child, Kenneth, between California, Texas and Utah.

In Utah, she met Anthony, with whom she had Steele and Cheyenne, spending many years together until their separation in the early 2000s.

She had a passion for crochet, a hobby she learned from her grandmother, creating intricately designed pieces for friends and family. She also took great joy in horseback riding, landscaping, and bully-breed dogs.

Cheryl had a hard life, battling body dysmorphia issues, depression, poverty, anxiety, and addiction. She was no saint, with a mercurial disposition, and was quick to anger. Even so, she was a fierce defender of her dogs and children.

Her final years were spent in Vernal, UT, alongside her husband David Marden, and her pocket bully, Demi.

She was preceded in death by her Mother, Helen. She is survived by her husband, David; brother, Richard Jr.; children Kenneth, Steele, Cheyenne, and their spouses; step-children, grandchildren, nephew, cousins, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Cherylan at a later date, under the direction of the Phillips Ashley Valley Funeral Home. Please consider donating directly to the funeral home to help the family with the final costs.

Family

  • Survived By
  • Kenneth, Son
  • Steele, Son
  • Cheyenne, Daughter
  • Richard (Junior), Brother
  • David, Spouse
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Helen Williams, Mother
  • Rose, Aunt
  • Robert, Uncle
  • Shirley, Aunt
  • Harry (Torey), Uncle

Life Story Info

Author

Kenneth Guthrie

Post Date

Jan 12, 2024

Personal Info

Born

Santa Cruz, California, United States

Died

Vernal, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Stroke

Age

61

Gender

Female

Religion and Beliefs

Catholic

Occupation

Medicine & Healthcare
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Guestbook

RIP Cousin, I remember granny sitting us down and teaching us to Crochet and her beautiful work she would do on plan Pillow cases for gifts as I remember the year in the 70's you made everyone slippers for Christmas gifts . The last time I saw you was in May of 79 right before I got married and moved out of California, but we talked a few times though the years. Rest easy cuz and give everyone a big hug for me ok.

Kelly VanBuskirk Nale , Farmland , IN, US Jan 13, 2024

RIP Cousin, I remember granny sitting us down and teaching us to Crochet and her beautiful work she would do on plan Pillow cases for gifts as I remember the year in the 70's you made everyone slippers for Christmas gifts . The last time I saw you was in May of 79 right before I got married and moved out of California, but we talked a few times though the years. Rest easy cuz and give everyone a big hug for me ok.

Kelly VanBuskirk Nale , Farmland , IN, US Jan 13, 2024

Cheryl's passing brings sadness and a sense of comfort. I am so happy Cheryl and Helen are a team & together again. They have always been like peanut butter and jelly.

Rest easy cousin, enjoy the dynamic 5 reunion plus one

Gina Jan 13, 2024

Cheryl's passing brings sadness and a sense of comfort. I am so happy Cheryl and Helen are a team & together again. They have always been like peanut butter and jelly.

Rest easy cousin, enjoy the dynamic 5 reunion plus one

Gina Jan 13, 2024

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