In Loving Memory of

Cheryl Grandy

1957-2019

Devoted wife, daughter, sister and loving step-grandmother

Sadly, Cheryl passed away earlier this month (August).

Cheryl is survived by her husband Glenn, who has countless fond and precious memories of their 17 years together.

Cheryl is survived by her mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters-in-law, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

She is also survived by Glenn’s son, daughter, son-in-law daughter-in-law, granddaughter and (arriving soon) grandson.

We held an intimate “celebration of her life” event with Glenn’s family members in Colorado.

A similar event will be held this fall in Arizona, where Cheryl has a large number of loving family members.

To all of Cheryl’s friends and relatives: Please feel free to post any thoughts or memories you may have of Cheryl!

We hope you enjoy these photos of Cheryl and listening to “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison, one of Cheryl’s very favorite artists.

27 thoughts on “Cheryl Grandy”

  1. Way back in 2005 Cheryl got us great seats for Van Morrison at Red Rocks amphitheater. We loved it. This year, she asked me if I wanted to go see “The Head and the Heart” at Red Rocks on her birthday (July 18), knowing that I love that band. She had a wonderful time at that birthday concert (and so did I).
    Two days after her passing, I was sitting at my computer desk in our home office. The window was closed (so no breeze). A feather began floating toward me, beginning from several feet away. It moved at a constant slow pace, with completely horizontal movement to a point a couple of inches above my keyboard, then it stopped just past the keyboard. Very unnatural movement for a feather. I took that as a sign that her spirit/soul (however you choose to label it) is doing just fine!

    1. My dear Sister, may you rest and be at peace with our Lord. I will miss you and look forward to seeing you when I come home too.

    2. Glenn,
      Thank you again for returning my call. I have had many synchronicities with people who have passed over and your feather story moves me deeply. Feathers have been a large part of my own journey. Also, I have a stuffed Piglet who sits on a stuffed dragon sitting on my dresser. On Aug 8 Piglet fell off the dragon. Nothing was moving just Piglet fell off. Been wondering since it happened what was up. Now I know. Leave it to Cheryl to send her message through Piglet.

  2. In loving memory of Cheryl…
    Which fun thought or kind word is worthy of a post for a life well lived? Cheryl was always quick to lend a hand, offer advice or seek to share a good word with a neighbor.
    She always offered toys or treats to the kids, especially at Christmas time. She would bring out an armful of goodies to spill over for the smiling kids 💕
    We are so thankful to have known her.
    She will be dearly missed by all of us.

    1. Becky,
      Thank you for your kind thoughts. Cheryl was always very fond of and impressed with your wonderful family. And she truly liked all of our neighbors.

  3. I am so sorry for our loss. My heart is heavy with the news. Cheryl was a dear friend and confidant. She has been there for me when others were not. I share our grief and sorrow in her passing and will remember her smile and enthusiasm and joy fondly. Blessings of love, light, joy and peace to you and your immediate family Glenn. If I can be there for you, feel open to reach out and share.

    1. Scott,
      Thank you for sharing these memories of Cheryl. She was always quite fond of you. And you and I will hook up again when the time is right.

  4. Glen,
    I’m so sorry. I have a lot of fond memories of time spent with you and Cheryl, especially skiing some great powder at Breckenridge, Vail, and Copper Mtn. I saw Cheryl numerous times while out running errands and she was always so nice to me. My condolences. Arnie.

  5. It’s with heavy hearts at her passing but with happy memories to sustain us. Her granddaughter will especially miss her very much.

  6. I am a dear friend to her Mom—Mae, and I know how much she will be missed–treasure all the wonderful memories.

  7. Glenn,
    Thank you for the note … I trust that Cheryl is looking out for you with a close eye and an occasional smile for her friends… I feel privileged to have know Cheryl and worked and skied with her and you … I hope we will ski again some time.. take care and feel free to reach out if you are ever heading towards Ottawa or Montreal.

    Birket Foster

  8. I had the honor of working with Cheryl at Mckesson. She was an amazing woman who could figure out, understand and even teach someone anything. I can honestly say that she would amaze me with her many talents and wisdom. I knew from the moment I met her, she was special.

    I still have a flower arrangement she made for me as a surprise after helping me make Christmas presents on a year that was very tight for my family. I hadn’t said anything but she picked up that I was worried and she helped me feel better with cost effective ideas. Actionable things I could do to show my loved ones how much they meant to me. She renewed my excitement and strength and that is when we really became friends. From that point forward she continued to amaze me.

    One cool memory is when my daughter and I got to gaze at the stars thanks to Cheryl and Glen sharing thier passion. What an amazing experience!

    My heart broke today when I got the call that Cheryl is no longer with us. This world was lucky to have her unique light and energy while it did. I know that she’ll continue exploring and learning even though she’s not physically here. Whenever I look up in the stars, I know she’s there doing great things at a universal level.

    Glen and family, you’re in my heart and thoughts. Not having her here and losing her suddenly is heartbreaking and too soon. There are no words that I can offer to help.

    There is one thing that I learned recently, sorrow/grief hits us like waves, ride through it and take it one moment at a time. Sitting with it even though it hurts, letting it out and peace will follow.
    Keep supporting one another, you’ll get through this together. Should you need a shoulder, I offer mine. Sending my love, thoughts and memories of this one of a kind lady that left this world a better place.

    I will miss so much Cheryl, I’ll see you in the stars.

  9. Noel,
    Thank you so much for your kind, insightful and inspirational thoughts about Cheryl. Feel free to share the link to this website with any of Cheryl’s coworkers at Mckesson that she may have been close to.
    Glenn

  10. Oh Cheryl, how we will all miss you! You are a ski buddy, housemate (and sometimes roommate), playmate, fellow techy user interface geek, and so much more as a dear friend for many, many years. You and Glenn are such a big part of Steve’s and my relationship and marriage. Such great times we had, especially when sharing a ski house in Frisco that we lived in for a winter.

    Memories of skiing with the OHG at Copper, and just skiing around Vail, Beaver Creek, and Breckenridge. Hanging out at the Schussbaumer Ski Club (where we met) and around Summit County. Eating dinner on the deck at Table Mountain Inn, in Golden. Learning about the stars with Glenn. Concerts at Red Rocks and elsewhere.

    I was just thinking of you and Glenn on Friday (the day before we learned of Cheryl’s passing) as some of use were talking about being at Pumphouse along the Colorado River. We all went for a hike and came across an injured hiker, whom we all stayed with until help came along.

    Your flower arrangements are adored around my homes, and I will think of you when I see them each day.

    I have deep regrets for not seeing you and Glenn in recent months, hoping that you would come up to ski with us during that time. Glenn – we hope to see you and keep in touch with you.

    May you eternally be skiing deep powder on an uncrowded ski slope on a blue sky sunny day! Save some of the snow for the rest of us to join you someday.

    Love always, Cyndy and Steve Scholz

    1. Cyndy,
      Such beautiful, uplifting comments you have shared, which lift my heart in this time of sadness. We were both missing you guys too, and I will keep in touch for sure!
      Glenn

  11. Aunt Cheryl,
    Great pictures!!
    May you rest in peace! Give grandpa a big hug for me.
    We have been miles apart for several years, but always so great to see you when the opportunity presented itself. I will never forget when you would visit during the holidays with your suitcase packed with shorts. You taken advantage of sun, while the rest of us bundled up for the Arizona winter.
    I am so grateful for the time we shared one on one on your most recent trip and having you both in my home. Thank you for staying up late to visit when I know you were tired. I will always hold that memory close. I will make sure grandma takes care of her birthday earrings and wears them often.

    I will miss you!!! Love always,
    Tricia

    1. Tricia,
      We both enjoyed staying with you and Cameron in May, and I know Cheryl thoroughly enjoyed her chats with you!

  12. Glenn,

    I’m saddened to hear about the loss of Aunt Cheryl. She was an extraordinary, thoughtful, smart woman who gave her “everything”‘ to be who she was today. She brought so many smiles, laughs and great conversations to the table.

    I remember Aunt Cheryl coming to my rescue when I was young and I had my first credit card debt of $500 – now that I’m older I chuckle and think $500 dollars, that’s nothing. But she and I were having our usual one on one talk at a family gathering, she asked how I was doing and I mentioned my $500 balance on my first credit card. With no hesitation she offered to help pay off my credit card so I would not accrue interest, and I made monthly payments to her instead. I was relieved by her kindness and generosity! She had a heart of gold and was always ready to lend a helping hand. I remember the floral arrangement she made (as someone mentioned earlier in the comments), Restaurant.com gift certificates she would gift to us at the holidays and all the memories we made together during family gatherings.

    She will be deeply missed and thought about endlessly. I’m so sorry I never had the chance to say our last “goodbyes”. Love you always and forever, Aunt Cheryl. May your soul shine brighter than the stars above us.

  13. Glenn, Hello my old friend and 1st bandmate. Very sorry to hear of your loss. If you should be able to visit our other old buds Justin and Dave in Santa Cruz, I would love to come up and join you guys. Thinking of you Bro. Be well. Jim Benedik

  14. Wow, this is a tough one. Cheryl and I have been friends for over 25 years. I was a sales rep and she was my tech support. I remember one of our trips to New York. She brought her teddy bear to sleep with. She is one of those friends that I could always turn to when going through tough times, she shared the same with me. Learning about her being gone is the hardest loss of a friend I have experienced. Partly because I am older than her and this just isn’t supposed to happen. Blessings to all who are missing her smile and her love.

    Still need to do a lot of work on my website.

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