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Obituary for Cheryl Whiteley Driscoll

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Cheryl Whiteley Driscoll

May 29, 1952 - September 23, 2017

Cheryl Whiteley Driscoll, the strongest, most quick-witted person we knew, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the young age of 65. Cheryl was born May 29, 1952, in Ogden to Lawrence and LaRue Whiteley, the oldest of three kids and was raised in South Ogden. She married Del Driscoll December 9, 1979, and they had three children together – Michael, Stephanie, and Megan.

Mom was kind, yet fiery. If she loved you, you felt blessed beyond words, but she was also a force to be reckoned with. She loved spoiling her family and always knew the coolest gadgets and gizmos that nobody would ever think of, but you couldn’t end up living without. She was intelligent and complex and loving and supportive. Cheryl taught her kids to be open-minded and to see the bigger picture in every interaction and every situation. She always had an opinion and she wasn’t afraid to tell anyone what that was. She would often tell us “everyone is just trying to get where they’re going,” and would laugh every time we had to remind her of that.

Mom never stopped working and made dear friends everywhere she went. She enjoyed her monthly “beaver breakfasts” with her friends and she couldn’t ever say the name without laughing her contagious laugh.

Cheryl is survived by her husband Del Driscoll, Roy; children Michael Driscoll, Portland; Stephanie (Rocky) Romero, Ogden; and Megan Driscoll, Roy. She is also survived by her sister Renae (Bob) McFarland, Ogden, many nieces, cousins, friends, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and LaRue Whiteley, and her brother, Lynn Whiteley.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, in Ogden, Utah. Please bring plenty of cash and booze in lieu of flowers. Mom’s the only one who could keep them alive anyway.

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Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, in Ogden, Utah. Please bring plenty of cash and booze in lieu of flowers. Mom’s the only one who could keep them alive anyway.


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Mardell Harris posted on 10/1/17

Del, I’m so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s death. I only met her a few times, but you were a part of my life for several years. My prayers are with you and the kids. Take care. Be patient, the pain will always be there but will become tolerable with the passing of time. Mardell Harris. Kim sends her prayers too.


Pat Peacock posted on 9/29/17

She saved my ass even when I didn't deserve it. Good people like her are so needed. Thanks for sharing her.


Teena Manning posted on 9/28/17

So sorry for the loss of sweet Cheryl She will be truly missed! I sure enjoyed working with her, there was never a dull moment she wasn't afraid to voice her opinion and that's what I loved about her!! Such a sweetheart. ❌⭕️❤️


Joni P posted on 9/28/17

Prayers to your family.


Kathy shimizu posted on 9/28/17

Dear Michael, Stephanie and Megan How completely hard it is for me to even believe this. This obituary is spot on. We have been friends for years and my life is forever changed from her being it. We laughed until there were tears in our eyes and then we would laugh some more. She truly loved you three kids and was very vey happy to be your Mother. I am very honored to be a member of The Beaver breakfast club. I will miss her dearly but with a smile. Kathy Shimizy


Sally Henrie posted on 9/28/17

Cheryl and I bonded as soon as we met each other at work in 1972. Life took us in different directions, but our friendship remained strong. We would get together for lunch every time I came to town. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Cheryl had a strong love for her family. She was so proud of all her children, in good times and bad. I will miss her smile, her wit, and her laughter. Rest In Peace my friend.


Diana Foley posted on 9/28/17

Cheryl was one of my best friends since High School at Bonneville. We kept in touch regularly and never had a conversation where we weren't laughing. I will miss her deeply. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. RIP dear friend.


Blaine Cottle posted on 9/28/17

I am so very sorry to hear that Cheryl passed away. I know her from work. I was previously in her department for a short time but am in a different department now. I always enjoyed running into her in passing and most recently saw her about two weeks ago. Such a kind lady and always smiling. I will not be able to attend her funeral Saturday but wish I could be there. My deepest condolences.


Patricia Crosslin posted on 9/27/17

I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember her well.


Emily Ekins posted on 9/27/17

Cheryl was my friend. I worked with her for only a couple of years but felt like I knew her a lifetime. We laughed a lot. She had the same warped sense of humor that I do & believe me, that's hard to find. I left her department a couple of years ago be we kept in touch, not as often as I'd like but I always remembered our cubicle visits. I'll miss her forever.