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Jul 24, 2013 - Staff
Cheryl Large of Riverton died at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place, as was her wish.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Cheryl Anne Large was born Aug. 17, 1951 to Reuben Adolf and Alvena Katherine (Compton) Large in Pasco,
Wash. She lived in the Riverton area all of her life with the exception of about a year in Boston as a nanny.
She worked at the Rainbow Cafe, Chopping's Cafe, Al's Gaslight and Kmart. She also worked at the Airport Cafe before she became the owner and operator for several years. Due to her health she had to sell the cafe and was put on disability.
Her family said she loved Elvis movies, "CSI," "NCIS," "Criminal Minds" and any type of investigation shows.
"She absolutely loved her grandchildren and even treated their friends just like they were own grandchildren," her family said.
The family suggests that memorials be made to a fund for her grandchildren, The Cheryl Large Memorial, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Diane Large-Finlayson of Riverton; her grandchildren, Ken Finlayson of Dickinson, N.D., Heather Finlayson of Riverton, Tacee Finlayson of Riverton, and Payton Finlayson of Riverton; her son-in-law, Clint Finlayson; her brothers, Raymond Compton, Dale Large and Eddie (Denise) Large all of Riverton; and her sister, Debbie (Dan) Reilly of Jackson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Alvena; her brother, Reuben Large Jr.; and her sisters, Cleo Beckman, Virginia Large and Cathy Leyva.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton (www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com).