Obituary of Cheryl Lynn Green
Cheryl Lynn Green, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 19, 2022, at home in Greeley, Colorado.
Cheryl was born February 26th, 1962, in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin to Richard and Carol (Wegner) Koentopp. She moved with her family to Loveland, Colorado in the winter of 1969 and graduated from Thompson Valley High School in 1980. After graduation she completed her Associates Degree from Denver College of Nursing, and in 1983 married Merlin Green.
While growing up she loved to spend time outside and make memories on family trips snowmobiling and skiing. After getting married she was passionate about being involved with the Loveland Fire Department in any capacity as her husband moved up the ranks. As a mother, she was always involved in every school function for her children and loved being a part of the PTA.
In recent years, Cheryl loved spending her time traveling, attending Colorado Eagles games, going to watch the Denver Broncos, or rooting for the Green Bay Packers. She loved spending weekends traveling with her partner Ray through the NHRA drag racing circuit and getting to be part of his pit crew.
For Cheryl, there was no such thing as a stranger. She was very passionate about volunteering and loved getting to meet new people, learn everything about them and getting to share her own personal history and stories. Everyone she met became a friend. It’s also a certainty that during all of her interactions over the past couple of years, everyone had heard about her experiences and adventures with drag racing and had to see pictures of her grandchildren. There is no question that she loved deeply and will be missed by everyone left behind.
She is survived by her partner Ray Groves; son Michael Green (Ashley); daughter Carolann Green (Sam); father Rick Koentopp (Linda); brother Mark Koentopp (Alana); grandchildren Grayson and Vivian Green; step sisters Cami Brittan (Lance) and Cari Chrysler; sister in law Barb Medina (Phil), as well as many extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband Merlin and mother Carol.
Services will be held at Journey Christian Church, 4754 W 31st St, Greeley, CO 80634 on Friday, September 30, 2022, at 10am. A reception will follow, and all family and friends are welcome to reminisce, support each other and, of course, celebrate Cheryl.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Volunteer Services at Northern Colorado Medical Center. Please address with a note in memory of Cheryl Green, or St Jude Children’s Hospital.