Cheryl Lynn (Rowe) Beckstead

Born: Tue., Oct. 26, 1954
Died: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
Location: Woodland LDS Ward Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
Location: Woodland LDS Ward Chapel

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Cheryl Lynn Rowe Beckstead was born October 26th, 1954 to parents George and Winifred Rowe. Cheryl is survived by her husband and love of her life Gary, and by her sons and daughters: Brian and Shanae, Tara and Brian, Troy and Kristy, Cherise and Toby along with 14 adoring and energetic grandchildren and a host of loved ones adopted into her family. Cheryl is the seventh of ten children in the Rowe Family.

Cheryl and Gary savored more than 42 years as husband and wife, eternal companions, and best friends. In life, they were inseparable teammates deeply devoted to supporting each other and their family; their life together defined by faith, service and love. She was the very best friend when loyalty mattered, a trusted confidant in troubled times, an unfailing smile in a sad moment and a contagious laugh just when you needed it.  She was adventurous yet reliable, brave yet vigilant, strong yet kind - in a word, the perfect grandmother. She loved to hike with the grandkids, drive a canyon with Gary, work out with friends at the Fitness Center or play games hours into the night with her kids.

Cheryl was a flawless mother and a boundless nurturer.  Family is forever at the center of her life, and her understanding of family easily and lovingly includes friends, neighbors, ward members, her work family and anyone in need.  While with us, she gracefully strived for excellence, never seeking the spotlight.  She was our rock; quick to support, encourage, compliment and always made you feel loved.  These are attributes of her character and the nature of her being. Her new home brightened upon her arrival, as we know she is there to love, encourage and serve family, as is her way.

Cheryl passed peacefully at home in her sleep of natural causes on the morning of January 24th, 2018. We appreciate the condolences and prayers from all who love her. Words are inadequate to express our eternal love for her and how much we will miss her. We celebrate her life, follow her example, and cherish her memory until our happy reunion with her.

I used to think it would be nice to be taught by angels....then I realized I was...I looked and Cheryl was there.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 30th at 11:00am in the Woodland LDS Ward Chapel, 4219 South 2800 East, Woodland, Utah 84036.  Friends and Family will gather for a viewing Monday evening from 6:00 – 8:00pm, also held at the Woodland Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Woodland Cemetery.  

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Melanie Mitchell
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Tara and Charise.. I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a kind, beautuful woman. Always said hi and asked how I was doing. She was so kind to me when we lost our daughter in law, Angie. I will never forget her kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

Gayle and Kandy Burke
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Gary let us express our greatest sympathy for your loss. We will always remember Cheryl as a great neighbor and someone we trusted our kids with as well as you.

John and Sharon Beck
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Gary, We were so shocked and sad to hear of Cheryl's passing away. We loved her and appreciate all the service she gave our daughter in Young Women's when you lived here in our ward. We loved the tribute you gave her in her obituary. She was quite the woman and we're happy we got to know both of you and your children.

Roger and Joyce Hill
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Our most sincere sympathy is sent to you, Gary, and all of your family. We have so many fond and treasured memories of our times together in the Taylorsville 26th Ward.

Dale and Kay Cherrington
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife, mother, grandmother, aunt,and friend. She was a beautiful example. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Gail And Neil Breton
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
Our hearts are heavy. Cheryl was near and dear to us , a joy to be with. Always Happy , sweet, good natured, & taking the time to listen . Over the years Cheryl often expressed how much she loved her family. She will be missed. We sadly send our condolences.
With deepest sympathy.
Gail & Neil Breton

Robert P Campbell
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Janny informed me of your wife's passing and I wanted to let you know how sorry both Marian and I are to hear about Cheryl's passing.  Words cannot say how devistated I am to hear this news.  Our prayers are with you at this time.  Know that the time you will be apart will be short before you two again are together again forever. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.  A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. Our condolences.

Bob and Marian Campbell

Alan Bailey
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018


Our deepest condolences to you and your family! Our heartfelt love to you Gary! Love, Aunt June, Alan, Nance, Roger, Bonnie, Mark

Steve & Dyann Blood
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Gary and family,

It is with heartfelt sympathy that we extend our condolences to you over the passing of Cheryl. She lived a wonderful life and we know you will miss her companionship and positive influence. We wish you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as we share this quote from Abraham Lincoln, "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."

Erik, Elizabeth, Ammon ( Elizabeth) and Alyssa Gundersen
   Posted Mon January 29, 2018
Thinking about Cheryl reminds us of her warm smile and neverending family support. She is a daughter of God worthy of much praise and emulation. She is a wonderful example of the joy of being a woman, a mother and grandmother.

Tara, Brian, Taylor and Bailey - we love you and pray for the comfort of the Holy Ghost to surround you.

Marilyn Fleming
   Posted Tue January 30, 2018
Dear Gary and family,
I was saddened and so surprised to hear of the loss of your sweet wife, Cheryl. My son, Shane Grimstead, called and told me after attending the viewing. I want to send my love and condolences and let you know I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. With sympathy, Marilyn

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