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.

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  1. Sheryl was excited about life. She had a plan on what she wanted and went for it. If you can retire early, do so! I am so grateful her and Scott did. They were able to build their dream home, bought the two cutest little dachshund pups, Cody and Sierra, learned pottery, went to yoga classes. I always told her they camped like no one else and camped in the best spots in Colorado. Then they bought the RV!
    Gourmet meals and martinis. She was a great cook. She could figure out all the flavors in a dish. We celebrated our birthdays together at The Union in Castle Rock. Always great fun. She was very political, with a passion and got me involved. Passion for the garden. She loved getting in contact with long time friends on Facebook. I wish I would have known more ….maybe someday she’ll tell me the rest of what she’s learned.
    Till we meet again…I love and miss you.

  2. Sheryl was a great neighbor. Fun loving and always cheerful. She was always there if you needed her. We will miss her greatly. Larry and Claudette Potthoff.

  3. Scott. I am So sorry for your loss. I hope That Sheryl didn’t suffer too much. I lost a cousin to ALS a few years ago it is a horrible thing. We didn’t run into each other often but it when we did before her retirement it was always nice to catch up for a few minutes. Sheryl’s smile was so welcoming.

  4. My condolences to Scott and Sheryl‘s entire family. Although I didn’t know Sheryl that well, I do know she made my good friend Scott very happy!

  5. Sheryl was an outstanding and passionate friend and colleague. May her love and passion continue to guide us. May her love and strength keep us and her family strong. May we walk within her footsteps, as she leads us ever on in our lives.

  6. Dear Scott,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sheryl’s accomplishments are immense. We enjoyed running into you and Sheryl on our street, at the mailbox and on the golf course. Our thoughts are with you.

    Kathleen and Scott Volk

  7. Dear Scott I have such wonderful memories of you and Sheryl during our years together and think of you two more often than you knew. I remember watching you two fall in love so many years ago. I can’t believe she’s gone and image the pain you’re now experiencing. I will continue to hold your both dear in my heart.

    Most sincerely

  8. Dear Scott,

    Marvin and I are so very sorry for your loss. Sheryl was a lovely, fun loving friend with a great love for you and your life together. She was a delightful and fun golfing friend. I enjoyed getting to know her at Red Hawk where we played in the ladies league.
    She will be greatly missed. Hold her memory close to your heart and she will always be with you.

    Sincerely,

    Brenda and Marvin Ketner

  9. Dear Scott,

    Sending you heart felt love and sympathy .
    Cheryl’s smile at Red Hawk I will not forget. I have a pottery coffee cup I will cherish knowing she made it with caring hands

    We are all blessed to have had her in our memories.
    Tears and Love Nancy Lange

  10. A fly fishing lesson–yes, she wanted to learn that, too. My fishing buddy Bob and I were the coaches: cast over here, cast over there. Suddenly Sheryl hooked a trout and ran straight into the woods, fly rod in hand, tugging the fish and shrieking with delight and surprise. A little unorthodox, but she did it. She would. To Scott and Helene, we hope good memories help ease your loss. Dick and Ann Rautio

  11. Scott,

    Bill and I are so sadden by this news. The love you two had was so obvious to us, it was delightful to be a part of many happy times with both of you whether at work, on he golf courses, or fun gatherings. Please know our hearts are with you. Bill and Sharon Barnes

  12. Our deepest condolences to you Scott, and the family, as we just found out about sweet Sheryl. We enjoyed waving to her from across the way and will never forget and are forever grateful when how you both came to Scott’s rescue. She was such a wonderful person each time we had the opportunity to enjoy her company. Gone too soon and never forgotten. Scott please let us know if we can do anything to help you.
    Scott and Katy Sparks

  13. Sheryl will be greatly missed by all who knew her. As Scott’s best friend of some 44 years, I knew of Sheryl even before they started dating. Since that time, she was family. I loved her not only because she was my best friend’s partner in life but also because she was my friend.
    Sheryl was a brilliant person but what I will remember most about her is her gift of hospitality. The doors of their homes were always open to friends and family from all over the country and that remains true to this day. I believe they built their dream home in Franktown to be about five times larger than they really needed because they wanted to be able to entertain. There was always music, food and laughter in their home, which was both welcoming and relaxing at the same time. She and Scott love nature, so their home was in the perfect setting. Hummingbirds hang out over their patio table and the deer constantly roam the property. So do bobcats, which is why S&S were so careful about letting their “kids,” dachshunds Cody and Sierra, roam around without
    supervision.
    Sheryl was also an athlete. Walking, hiking, skiing, cycling and playing golf were some of her favorite sports. She was so fit before the onset of ALS that she could do a three-minute plank. I think that is one of the main reasons her death has been so hard to handle —- because she was so fit before ALS took away her speech, her ability to eat, her mobility and, eventually, her breath…especially when she still had so much of life to live.
    She and my buddy were a GREAT pair. They had a partnership and a marriage that we can all envy. They respected each other, enjoyed doing many things together, worked together on projects, traveled together and loved each other to the very end.
    I know that Sheryl loved my best buddy with all her heart, and it was very evident during the last year of her life how much Scott cherished his bride. The love he showed her as the disease progressed was astonishing, and all of us who were present in their home during those final months can attest that Scott loved Sheryl with every fiber of his being. He rarely left her side and went without sleep for several months because he wanted to make sure she was taken care of … and because he was afraid he would miss her last breath. That’s LOVE. Sheryl knew it and expressed that to me several times during my stay with them in late September-early August.
    I am SO proud to have been a part of Sheryl’s journey on this earth and will be thrilled to be reunited with her in heaven one day. I also proud of my best friend Scott, who showed us … and continues to show us … with his actions and words, what it means to be a loyal and faithful husband.
    I love you both!
    John

  14. Scott,

    I am so sorry to hear of Cheryl’s passing. She was a great person, the short time I had known her. I will add her to my sign at the ALS walk this coming weekend! With much love and heartache, stay strong! You are not alone!
    David Powell – ALS family

  15. Sincere condolences to the family. I didn’t know her but she looks like she lit up the room and your lives. You’ll have many wonderful memories to keep her close always. She’ll be with you!

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