On the evening of June 25, 2017, Cheryl Lynn Perry, 69 of Ashland, Oregon, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by the love of family and dear friends. Cheryl was an extraordinary wife, mother, and friend. Her spirit and smile will be forever missed by all those she touched.

Born in Coronado and raised in San Diego, California, Cheryl lived her life to the fullest. In her twenties, this beautiful spirit lived and enjoyed the Pacific Beach/La Jolla, California lifestyle filled with music and endless times with friends on the beach. In her early thirties, she was blessed with her beautiful daughter Melissa, her number one love, as well as the marriage to husband, Raymond Perry, her true love. Lured by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and all its wonders, the family moved to Ashland, Ore. and nurtured a loving and beautiful life for over 30 fantastic years.

Cheryl turned her passion for photography and eye for graphic design into a successful career working first at the corporate level before transitioning to owning her own business, which she did for over 25 years. In her “semi”-retirement, Cheryl decided to continue to follow her passions and embarked to become a master gardener. There was nothing more soothing to Cheryl than “digging in the dirt.”

Cheryl was a true believer in following your passions and encouraged many others to do so. Her outgoing personality and genuine smile always brought out the inner beauty of everyone she came in contact with. She lived truly by the sentiments and words of John Lennon, living for today, in peace, sharing the world, as one.

Cheryl was diagnosed December 9, 2016 with an aggressive stage IV cancer. She fought an amazing six month battle, enduring both chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Unfortunately, her cancer was too aggressive, and while she won several battles she ultimately lost the war.

Our family is truly thankful and grateful to the dedicated and caring doctors, nurses, and staff from Hematology Oncology Associates and Providence Medford Cancer Center-Noel Lesley Infusion Center who assisted and comforted us on our journey. We ask that in lieu of flowers you please consider making a donation in the memory of Cheryl Perry to our local Providence Cancer Center. Information is available at the website listed below.

http://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-community-health-foundation-medford/

A celebration of Cheryl's life is planned at the family home Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 2-5pm.

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