3/26/1944 – 3/18/2023
Sheryl Ivory Draper cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away Saturday March 18, 2023 in Nephi Utah surrounded by family.
Sheryl was born March 26,1944 in Mt. Pleasant UT to Donna and Clair Ivory. She was raised in Fountain Green UT. She graduated from North Sanpete High School in 1962. Sheryl married Paul Draper December 30th 1961. Soon after they welcomed their first of three sons, Michael in August 1962 followed by Brent in November 1964 and Hal in August 1968.
Throughout her life she held many professional healthcare positions. Later in life she attended Salt Lake Community College and became a certified pharmacy technician. Sheryl was employed at LDS Hospital and retired in 1999. She returned to work at the Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi before officially retiring in 2003.
Sheryl lived a full, loving life and was known for her welcoming and kind spirit. She was a gregarious person, and enjoyed getting to know any person or animal who came into her life. Sheryl liked to travel and visited many states and countries with her husband and children. She loved sharing stories of her adventures in Canada, Mexico, Washington DC and many more. As a cat lover, Sheryl also cared for many felines over the years. She was beloved by all including the seemingly untamable russian blue: “Czar”. She had a green thumb and took special care tending to her garden and especially enjoyed visiting Western Gardens in Salt Lake City with her grandson Caston. Sheryl was an avid collector of jewelry, and most importantly dolls. Her expansive doll collection includes the likeness of many such as Elvis, and Jacqueline Kennedy, and almost too many baby dolls to count.
Sheryl is preceded in death by her mother, father, and son Michael and is survived by her husband Paul, sons Brent and Hal, Grandchildren Ashley, Jeff, Caston, and Caitlin and her great grandchildren Charlotte, Coraline, Betty and Greyson.
Friends and family are invited to services at Rasmussen Mortuary on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Interment in the Moroni City Cemetery.