Cheryl Ann Glissmeyer Ovard, 75, took her last breath July 2, 2022 at 12:03 am, surrounded by love and laughter, after fighting a long battle of breast cancer in her home in Henefer.
She was born April 13, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Paul and Donna Glissmeyer and was the oldest of 9 children. Her love of dancing began at the age of 4, she started teaching at age 16, she studied dance at University of Utah and continued sharing her passion of dance all over the world.
April 20, 1967 she married and was sealed to her love Brent George Ovard, in the LDS Salt Lake Temple in Utah.
Cheryl was a mother and teacher to all and welcomed the world into her home through dance and the exchange student program. She was the editor of the Summit County News, where she shared her love of writing and photography. Working with the children in the primary was one of her favorite callings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her many talents included sewing, crafts, cooking, leadership programs and 4-H. In 2014, she received a Humanitarian Services Award from the Lions International Foundation.
Survived by her spouse Brent G. Ovard
Children: Leena Ovard Anderson (Scott), Stephanie Cheryl Ovard Nay (Travis), Natasha Ovard d’Hulst (Nathan), and HollyAnn Ovard Simkaitis (Ricardas)
Grandchildren: Taylor, Rylie, Wade, Hannah, Sidney, Emma, Sarah, Rimantas, Renaldas
Great Grandchild: Yuri
Exchange Students: Anita, Kirsi, Eeva, Susanne, Heike, Yuri, Marianne, Eeva, Benjamin, Camilla, Rafael
Siblings: Sandra, Nancy, Stephen, Donald, Michael
Preceded in death by her parents: Paul & Donna Glissmeyer and her three sisters, Annette, Bonnie and Kathleen.
We want to extend a special thank you to Enhabit, formerly Encompass and their wonderful staff, especially Corey, who helped Cheryl up to her last moment.
Services held at Henefer LDS Church, 708 North Main, Henefer, Utah 84033
Thursday, July 7th and Friday, July 8th
Viewing: Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm – Friday 9:30-10:45 am
Funeral Service: 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Graveside Service: Henefer Cemetery
The services will be live-streamed at:
ID number 926 154 9638
Password is 6VsqLW
The service will also be livestreamed on the Anderson & Goff Mortuary Facebook Page at the following link:
(The livestream video will appear when the service starts.)