Cheryl Gover-Croy, 64, of Bend died Jan. 31, 2008, with her son and family by her side.
There will be a service to honor her memory at 2 p.m. Friday at Harvest Church, 3720 Birch St. There will be a family service at the cemetery afterward.
Cheryl was born in August 1943 at Baker City. She attended Richland schools and was a 1961 graduate of Eagle Valley High School at Richland. She was active in 4-H sewing and cooking clubs during her youth and played volleyball in high school.
She attended Eastern Oregon College (now Eastern Oregon University). She married John Croy in 1967.
She was employed by the U.S. Forest Service at Lakeview and Baker City and by Pioneer Federal Bank in Baker City. She later moved to the Portland area and worked for Cascadia Medical until she retired in 2005.
After retiring, she moved to Bend where she spent her last days battling an illness.
She was always a mild-mannered person willing to help others, her family said. She loved crocheting doilies and afghans for relaxation and she had an incredible gift of always seeing the best in everyone.
Cheryl will always be remembered as a strong woman who overcame many trials in her life and never lost sight of the big picture, her family members said. “She is greatly missed and always will be,” they said.
She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford Gover; and her husband, John Croy.
Survivors include her son, John Croy, and his wife, Maria, of Bend; daughters, Terrina Potter, and her husband, Tom, of Montague, Calif., and Norlene Sanchez and her husband, Migel, of Bend; her mother, Delora Gover, of Baker City; her brother, Gary Gover, and his wife, Yvonne, of Salem; her sister, Janice Brooks, and her husband, Adam, of Baker City; grandchildren, Tyler, Coleton, BJ, Shelby, Alex, John Jr., Cassandra and Rebecca; and her nieces and nephews.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 8, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor