Cheryl Ann (Fannin) Stamper of Enumclaw was born on November 4, 1947 in Menominee, Michigan to Ella LaComb and Thomas Fannin. Even as a baby, Cheryl’s beauty set her apart with her first birthday photo taken in Alaska ending up in the front window of a photography studio in downtown Seattle. But her beauty was more than skin deep for Cheryl exhibited love, kindness, and generosity in her relationships with family, friends and people-in-general. Cheryl could start a conversation with a stranger in a store and make a lasting friendship. She loved to laugh, had a great sense of humor, and her intelligence always made conversation a joy.
Cheryl graduated from Auburn High School and attended Central Washington University. She worked at The Boeing Company for several years as an executive secretary. Her finest hours were spent enjoying her husband, Dave, and their combined families. They created wonderful family memories together. Traveling was one of Cheryl’s passions having traveled the country for seven years with her former deceased husband, Jerry Kreger. Cheryl loved photography, her dog, Louie, flowers as well as decorating her lovely home and surroundings.
Cheryl is survived by her husband, Dave Stamper; Deanna Grau (Rob), daughter; Brandon Leach (Lisa), son; as well as five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and step-children Heidi, Greg, Wendy, Debbie, Ken and Laura; Daryl Thompson, sister; Tom Fannin, brother; Bonnie Bayliss, sister;
Cheryl passed from this life on Friday, May 10, 2019 after suffering a stroke two weeks earlier. Her family is so grateful that Cheryl was treated with dignity and kindness by the Enumclaw Fire Department, Medic One personnel, and the Harborview Medical Center Neurology and Trauma Care staff.
There will a graveside memorial service to celebrate Cheryl’s life on Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park, 23717 S.E. 416th, Enumclaw, WA 98022. Family and friends are so welcome to attend.
Please consider a donation to the Medic One Foundation in lieu of flowers.