July 29, 1956 – January 1, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cheryl Lynn Smith Jensen, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Cheryl passed away peacefully on January 1, 2023 at the age of 66, from cancer. Cheryl saw this, not as a tragedy, but as a cherished opportunity to return home. Cheryl will be remembered for her kindness, pureness, love for all things living, and her unwavering devotion to family. She was without guile and a shining light in the lives of all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.
Cheryl was born on July 29, 1956, in Hollywood, California, to Harold Smith and Bonnie Maughan. Cheryl married Paul Jensen, the love of her life, on September 1, 1977 in the Provo Temple. Cheryl and Paul settled and raised their children in the Spanish Fork foothills, an area that Cheryl loved for its natural beauty and where she lived until her last days. Cheryl was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and was deeply devoted to her faith. Her greatest joy was found serving her family and all who knew her.
Cheryl is survived by her siblings Scott (Lori) Smith, Sandra Van Bloem, and Linda (Kevin) Ratigan; her husband; her eight children Michelle (Dmitry) Kolodyazhny, Bryan (Whitney) Jensen, Stephen Jensen, Gregory (Kamberlyn) Jensen, Andrew Jensen, Angela (Daniel) Kennedy, Jared Jensen, and Anna Marie Jensen; and 15 grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to gather at 1470 E 130 N, Spanish Fork, UT 84660, on Monday, January 9, 2023 to celebrate Cheryl’s life. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 am and the funeral service at 11:00 am. The funeral service will be available live, on Legacy & Cremations Facebook page, or on demand at https://www.legacyfunerals.com/obituaries. Cheryl will be laid to rest immediately following at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
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