Cheryl Diane Carlson, 55, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 18, 2004, after a battle of over thirty years with Multiple Sclerosis. Survived by her brothers, J.W. (Judith) Carlson of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Lanny (Susan) Carlson of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; 8 nieces and nephews; and 21 great-nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, John W. and Dorothy I. Carlson. Cheryl was born June 11, 1949, in Pueblo. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church. She attended Colorado State University and Metro State College and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in nutrition. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service and inurnment will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Chapel of Angels in Imperial Memorial Gardens with Pastor James Strader officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Greetings from your Poplar Street next door neighbor. My name is Diana (Stinnett) Johnson. I was saddened to hear of Cheryl’s illness and passing. I treasure my memories of Cheryl and your family and often remember playing for hours in Cheryl’s room. I remember the train set downstairs and above all the magnificent swing in the backyard. Once, your Dad was cooking fish on the backyard grill, while I watched from my yard. He was gracious enough to offer me a portion and it was the first time I had fish cooked like that. It was very good. Of course, there was the evenings of kick the can and hide-n-seek, also. The last memory I have of Cheryl is at your new home on St Clair, where I was invited for an afternoon to visit. Cheryl was a gentle girl with a kind nature. I’m sure she grew into a lovely woman. May God bless you all during this difficult time.

  2. I am your old neighbor (Ray & Vivian Mutz’s daughter) that lived on Wyoming–behind your home on Popular. Cheryl was one year older than I and I can remember that she was involved with Brownies and she would have hotdog roasts in your backyard fireplace. And I had it in my mind that Brownies had to eat hotdogs and therefore I never wanted to be a Brownie because I was “not” going to have to eat hotdogs at their meetins! Strange how one remembers silly things, but Brownies and hotdogs still bring that memory of Cheryl to my mind even 45+ years later. Cheryl was in the room a few doors away from Kenneth Ruff at Life Care(who was my next door neighbor growing up too). I would see Cheryl watching TV as I passed her room and sorry that she was in bad health for so many years. Anyway, I just wanted to share that memory I have of her with you. I vision her and the group in the backyard like it was yesterday and flashes to the “hotdog” thing more than you can know — she touched my life in a most unique way that I bet no one ever knew, in a humorous way.

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