Sheryll Amidan Arave passed away peacefully with family by her side September 10, 2023. She was born on April 30, 1936 to Albert Wayne Amidan and Thelma Leavitt; being the fourth of five daughters, her sisters, Elaine Butler, Beverly Tippets, Joyce Courtney, and Bonnie Bitton.
She married her high school sweetheart Leon Arave, they were blessed with six beautiful children, Lonnie, Lex, Cheri, Bret, Julie, and Shelly. She was very proud of her children and would say, “I couldn’t pick one” she appreciated our individual strengths.
She was a wonderful homemaker and devoted caregiver to our father and with his disability for many years until his passing. He was a blessed man to have had such a devoted wife. After her children were raised, she worked at Chromalox for 20 years.
Mom had many talents and had exquisite taste. Notably, she was an excellent seamstress, beautiful artist, and a “Cat lover to the Core”. She was the best storyteller ever with such detail, just ask any of her grandchildren or now grown children. Her stories were never ending along with many sayings that she used to make her points. Mom was spunky no doubt and could always make you laugh.
There was Ebb and Flow in our family, but she was one of the strongest women ever, leaving a strong stead-fast legacy that we believe is instilled in all of us.
We’ll miss you mom, we loved you dearly.
Sheryll is survived by her four children, Lonnie Arave, Cheri Howell, Bret (Shelly) Arave, and Julie (Scott) Roth; 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; son, Lex (Karen deceased); daughter, Shelly Olson; granddaughter, Britney Gidley; son-in-law, Phil (Cheri) Howell; her parents and sisters.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd. Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary.