Oct. 26, 1944-Jan. 7, 2024

Our beloved mother Cheryl Ann Outsen Heyborne, age 79, died Jan. 7, 2024, in St. George, Utah. She was born on Oct. 26, 1944, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the first of seven children born to Jay C. and LuEtta Squire Outsen. She married Ernest Heyborne on Nov. 28, 1970, in Salt Lake City.

Cheryl grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated salutatorian from Judge Memorial High School and with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah. Before her marriage, she worked as a systems programmer for The Hanford Project in Richland, Washington. Later she moved back to Salt Lake City and worked at Univac. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Her hobbies included music and computers. 

Cheryl connected with people through her hobbies and played the organ for many years at Christ the King Catholic Church and volunteered for the Utah American Council for the Blind. She spent much of her free time on her computer organizing events for her church and for other organizations. She never forgot to send a birthday or anniversary message on Facebook or through email. In her recent years, she enjoyed traveling the United States with her mother and later her sister. She visited Branson, Missouri, both the Country Music and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and many, many trips to see her children and grandchildren. Of all her passions, her grandchildren Sam, Olivia, and Piper were her greatest joy. She loved being a “Nana.”

Cheryl is survived by her son Bryan (Holly) of Herriman, daughter Mary (Jeremy) of Belton, Texas, three fantastic grandchildren, brothers and sisters Lon of Salt Lake City, Jalyn (John Frech) of Hurricane, Randy, Russ (Sue) both of Salt Lake City, and Matt (Deanna) Outsen of Nibley.

Her husband Ernie, father Jay Outsen, mother Ettie Outsen-Suite and her sister Julie Outsen preceded her in death. 

A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Jan. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cedar City. Memorial donations may be made to the Christ the King Charity Fund. 

Family and friends are invited to share tributes online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-9100.