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Written by Christine D. Johnson   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:34 AM EST

SherylThomsen-webSheryl Lynn Thomsen, wife of former CBA Chairman George Thomsen, died Monday, Feb. 17 at age 60. Surrounded by family, she passed peacefully after a four-year battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 23, 1954 in Las Cruces, N.M., Thomsen was a resident of Riverside, Calif., for many years. She also enjoyed the experience of having lived in 14 states throughout her lifetime. 

Having earned a master’s degree in education, she was an elementary school teacher for more than 25 years and was recognized as District New Teacher of the Year in her first year of teaching.

Known as a loving mother to her daughters, Karryn and Kristen, Thomsen also enjoyed being “Grammy.” After her relationship with Jesus, her greatest passion was her family, and so, according to her wishes, her headstone will read, “Wife, Mother, Grammy.”

Thomsen enjoyed simple pleasures like reading, visiting antique stores with George, making crafts, quilting and knitting. She made quilts, blankets and other gift items for family and friends, and through the Quilters Guild, participated in providing quilts for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

At her 60th birthday party, she requested that in lieu of gifts people bring warm hats that will be donated to cancer patients. More than 150 hats were collected that day.

She is survived by her husband, George, who cared for her throughout her illness; her daughters Karryn Lurock (Jami) and Kristen Montes (Jerry); grandsons Tristan, Julian, Roman and baby Lurock; sisters Karen Bundy, Christine Bennett and Mandy Bundy; brother Steve Bundy (Cheryl); sister-in-law Susan Breyer (Ron); and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Lee Bundy, and father, Richard Lee Bundy.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in her memory to City of Hope at cityofhope.org/giving.

 

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