January 30, 1957 ~ September 2, 2019
Born in: Detroit, Michigan
Resided in: Franktown, Colorado
Sheryl Lynne Blodick, born January 30, 1957 in Detroit, MI, peacefully left us on September 2, 2019, in the comfort of her Franktown, CO home that she and her husband built together. She never gave up on her battle against the devastating and unrelenting Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) disease, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. She displayed valiant, heroic and unwavering commitment, literally sacrificing her well-being and body to participate in a clinical trial and future research to find a cure.
Sheryl is survived by her beloved life partner, companion, and husband Scott M. Toland and their two beloved chocolate long-haired dachshunds, Sierra and Cody.
Sheryl grew up in the city of Detroit, and was the oldest child of her predeceased parents Kenneth A., Sr. and Georgia A. (Snooks) Blodick. She is survived by her beloved siblings and their families. Her brother Kenneth Blodick, Jr. and his children: Tracy; Douglas and his child Audra; Heather (Delmar) and their children Maxemo and Ciela; and Michelle (Leslie) and their children Javarie, Aeriana, Tyson and Damien; her brother James Bladek (Jennifer) and their children: Claire and Madeline; and her sister Susan Nolff (Shawn) and their children: Joshua (Angela) and their children, Kevin and Addison; Sheryl (James) and their children Keiley, Eli, Skylah and Jaymes; and Daniele (Jeffrey).
Sheryl is predeceased by her aunt Laurie (Blodick) Marschall (Ron) and survived by their children Kathy Paul (Ken) and Karen Jachimowicz (Ron) and their families; survived by her uncle Gary Bladich (Eleanore) and their children James (Penny), Nancy Gibbs and Douglas (Heather) and their families; her aunt Lynda (Blodick) Kamendat (Mike) and Lynda’s son Ron Lowe (Kim) and their family; her uncle Thomas Snooks, Sr. and his children Carmella Zunker, Laura Wass, Thomas, Jr.; and Jon (Christine) and their beloved families; predeceased by her aunt Linda (Snooks) Tempia and survived by her children David, Don (Pat), Denise Cotter (Shawn), and Dennis and their beloved families.
Sheryl is survived by her cherished mother in-law Helene Toland, and her sisters in-law Debra Josephs and Sandra Toland.
Sheryl graduated from University Liggett (High) School in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI in 1975.
She was the first woman in the Blodick family to graduate with a College degree. She graduated in 1979 from Albion College in Michigan with a B.A. in Business Management and Psychology, and a minor degree in Biology. Sheryl was then an accountant at the University of Utah Research Institute and Research Accounting Department and Research Institute from 1981-84.
In 1984, Sheryl was a Senior Accountant for a Utah based CPA firm, and helped establish the Denver Office in 1985. This is where she met and worked with her life partner and future husband Scott in 1986. In 1989, Sheryl worked for the State of Colorado as the Controller of the Governor’s Job Training Office. Once again, Sheryl and Scott worked together there from 1990-97. Sheryl then worked at the State Auditor’s Office for several years and eventually retired from the State of Colorado as the Controller of Revenue Accounting at the Department of Revenue in 2005, where she oversaw and was responsible for the accounting of billions of dollars of revenues received by the State.
Sheryl was an avid skier and golfer and enjoyed and loved yoga, organic gardening, making pottery and jewelry, and attending the annual family reunions. Sheryl loved and respected the environment and wildlife, and enjoyed them by camping and eventually traveling extensively in her fifth wheel with her husband and their dogs.
Serving as a powerful role model, not only as a woman, but as an extraordinary human being, Sheryl’s beauty, courage, intelligence, integrity, independence, humanity, selflessness, strength, humor, kindness, sacrifice and endless love for all of her family and friends will live on and be remembered forever.
There will be two celebration of life gatherings for Sheryl, first in Franktown, CO on October 12, 2019, then in Suttons Bay, MI on October 19, 2019. Please contact immediate family for further details.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make your donation in honor or memorial of Sheryl Blodick’s name to The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter at www.alsaco.org, or by mail to The ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter, 10855 Dover Street, Suite 500, Westminster, CO 80021.