Sheryl Lynn Freeman Gordon
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Sheryl Gordon died in Glenwood Springs, on Tuesday April 27, 2010 of breast cancer. She was 52.
She was born in Baltimore, Md. to Kathryn Maria (Knoblock) and Bennett L. Freeman. Sheryl studied ballet in Winnipeg, Canada and danced professionally for a time with the Joffrey Ballet. She lived on a sailboat with her first husband Patrick in Florida and Boston for a number of years, before settling in a home in Randolph, Mass., where her children Amanda and Ryan were born. Widowed at a young age, she moved to the Aspen area in 1991 where she met her loving husband, Rex Eacho. Here they raised the children and built a life together.
Sheryl was a remarkable woman. She created The Kitchen Fine Catering in the Aspen Valley and shaped extraordinary events for many to celebrate all kinds of occasions. She will be remembered as unique, talented and beautiful with a dramatic, artistic style that may never be duplicated. She taught ballet in the valley for many years and was loved by her students for her boundless energy, imagination and inspiration. She was athletic and enjoyed hiking, cross country skiing and exploring.
Yoga was another favorite activity. Sheryl was a passionate, intense person who loved her life in Carbondale and the many friends who shared in that life. She bubbled over with the love she had for her family.
Sheryl is survived by her husband, Rex, her children, Amanda (and partner Matt) and Ryan (and partner KC); her sister, Amie (Benjamin) Svec and their children, Jessica, William and Kevin of Ames, Iowa.
A beautiful memorial service was held on April 29 at the Aspen Chapel, led by Rabbi Itzhak Vardy and his wife Dahlia, followed by a graveside service at the Red Butte Cemetery where she is buried next to her father.
A celebration of her life will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at the Church of Carbondale.
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