Cover photo for Cheryl Shiflett's Obituary

Cheryl Shiflett

May 24, 1953 — August 14, 2023

Cheryl Shiflett

Cheryl Lynn Martin Shiflett returned to her Heavenly Father August 14, 2023 after having fought cancer for nearly a decade. Born May 24, 1953 to Ron and Norma Martin, Cheryl was always a leader, starting in her childhood home by "lovingly" leading her four younger siblings Shauna, Linda, Ron, and Brian in their Holladay home.

Cheryl developed a strong testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at a young age while in the Young Women's and in Seminary. Her devotion was a lifelong foundation that inspired her to serve others and bear her testimony through dedication.

After graduating from Skyline High School, Cheryl was set up on a blind date with Ellsworth Shiflett. An eternal relationship would blossom and they were sealed together April 23, 1975 in the Salt Lake City Temple.

In 1979 they had their only child, Adam. Cheryl found her calling as a mother and devoted all her time and energy to motherhood. She served on baseball committees, attended every sporting event and performance, and served in the PTA.

Cheryl was always willing to serve others. She would help people in need around her serving them in any way she could on a personal level. She would go on to serve on the Utah State PTA board helping establish gun and drug safety legislation for Utah schools. She also served as the Stake Relief Society President where she had opportunities to support Deseret Industries in various programs.

While serving at the Deseret Industries Cheryl founded two of her lifelong hobbies: quilting and "thrifting" (as it's called now). Her passion for quilting meant that she would drag her husband and son reluctantly to hundreds of fabric stores across the country. They would wait in the car while she would buy pieces of fabric that would later become blankets she would give to others.

Cheryl loved to travel and see new places with Ellsworth, her friends and family. Her adventures took her to nearly all the states in the US, South America, Central America, and Europe. She and Ellsworth went on countless road trips, which somehow always involved a stop at a secluded fabric shop. Her favorite destination was her yearly Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Kodachrome Basin State Park with friends and particularly her family.

Her true love in life were her five grandkids. Cheryl spent all of her energy loving, spoiling, and bragging about her grandbabies. Cheryl’s favorite sound was the noise of them giggling at her house. Once again she attended every sporting event, dance performance, and musical concert. She dedicated her Sundays to making delicious dinners for her family. After, she would tell her "lunch ladies" all about the amazing things her grandkids were doing with pictures.

Cheryl was loved by many people who cared and supported her during her battle with cancer. Her final days were spent with family and friends as she passed into heaven to be with her family members, who are assuredly waiting for her with open arms.

Preceded in death by her father Ronald Edward Martin. She is survived by her husband Ellsworth Shiflett, son Adam and wife Erin Shiflett along with their children (grandbabies) Kyle, Noah, Megan, Ella and Ivy. Also survived by her mother Norma Clyde Martin, sister Shauna (Steve) Timmerman, sister Linda (Martin) Townsend, brother Ronald E. Martin and brother Brian (Kris) Martin, Mark (Angie) Martin (adopted), stepmother Dorothy Martin, step sisters Emma Lorraine (Joe) Porrier, Racquel (Eric) Stowell.

Her life will be celebrated on August 22, 2023 at the Murray Riverpark Ward building at 932 W. Greenoaks Dr., Murray, UT. A viewing will be held from 10 AM to 11:45 AM and the funeral services will begin at 12:00 PM. Graveside services will take place after the funeral services at the West Jordan City Cemetery.

The services will be livestreamed at the following link:

Cheryl Shiflett - Funeral Recording.mp3

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

10:00 - 11:45 am (Mountain time)

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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

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