Cheryl Devonne Proctor
Cheryl Devonne Proctor, known affectionately as Cheri or Cheri Pie, was born in Denver, Colorado on May 27, 1951, to Alvin Proctor and Mary Catherine Gatewood. She is the first born in the family.
Cheryl's educational foundation was laid in the Denver Public Schools System, culminating in her graduation from George Washington High School in 1970. It was during her formative years that Cheryl's love for bicycling and dancing flourished. She also participated in Jr. Red Cross; Modern Dance: NAACP Youth Council: Principals Advisory Council and Soul Cadet. She was also an Owl’s Club Debutant.
These pastimes not only brought joy to her own life but also served as a testament to her vibrant and energetic spirit. Her infectious smile and spunky loving personality became synonymous with the happiness she exuded wherever she went.
After completing her education in 70’s she moved to Portland, Oregon and spent a duration of 21 years of her life there. Where she made many friends and gained many cherished relationships.
Cheryl embarked on a career path that spanned an impressive 45 years as an Escrow Associate II. With unwavering dedication and an astute attention to detail, Cheryl's skills were honed to perfection over the course of her long-standing commitment to the field. Her proudest accomplishment lies in the fact that she dedicated so many years of her life to excelling in her chosen profession.
Beyond her career, Cheryl found solace and joy in various hobbies and interests. Family played a central role in her life, and she cherished moments spent at family functions. Watching sports was another passion close to Cheryl's heart; whether it was golf or football, she found great delight in being an avid supporter. And let us not forget Cheryl's guilty pleasures – a shot of tequila and a beer would put an unmistakable sparkle in her eye. But perhaps nothing delighted Cheryl quite like shopping for shoes; it was an endeavor that brought immense happiness into her world.
Cheryl's journey through life was marked by remarkable achievements and a spirit that touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Her warmth extended beyond just hobbies, as her love and compassion knew no bounds. Her relationships with family and friends were cherished, and she was a beloved daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend.
Cheryl is preceded in death by her father Alvin Proctor and Stepfather Rudolf T. Nickerson aka Tack.
Those left to cherish her memory include her mother, Mary Catherine Nickerson of Denver Colorado, Brothers and sister-in-law, Rudy Nickerson of Denver Colorado, David (Josette) Nickerson of Aurora Colorado. Three Nephews Derrick (Teresa) Nickerson of Aurora Colorado. Jordan (Elyssa) Nickerson of Denver Colorado, Quincy Nickerson Aurora Colorado, One niece Jazmin Nickerson Aurora Colorado; Two great nieces Mireya and Alanna Nickerson both of Aurora Colorado. Two uncles Donald (Patricia) Gatewood of Denver, Colorado, and Daryl (Marion) Gatewood of Centennial Colorado, Two Aunts Joanne Burl and Emily Tarleton both of Denver, Colorado; and a host of other relatives, cousins, and friends.
Cheryl Devonne Proctor leaves behind an indelible legacy – one of love, dedication, and unwavering commitment. Her infectious smile and compassionate heart have left an indelible mark on all those who had the privilege of knowing her. May we find solace in our collective memories as we bid farewell to a remarkable individual whose impact on our lives will endure for generations to come.