Cherry A. Coleman

Cherry A. ColemanCherry Anne Coleman, otherwise known as Cheryl Jones, flew into the loving arms of our Lord late Jan. 11, 2018. She can finally hear clearly and is whole.

She was born May 5, 1963, in Lone Pine and lived in Ridgecrest, most of her life. Cherry was born severely deaf, but could hear fairly well with her hearing aids. She moved through the China Lake School District and then graduated high school from Immanuel Christian School. She went on to take several classes from Cerro Coso Community College.

Cherry moved out of her parents’ house and was able to live mostly independently, eventually purchasing her own home. She met Patrick Jones, and they married on March 17, 1997. They were married 10 years and then divorced.

Cherry loved reading, playing video games and watching videos and TV. She also enjoyed puzzles, various crafts and painting. Most of all, Cherry loved her cats. She had several over her lifetime, and they were her family and her babies.

Cherry was preceded to Heaven by her parents, Bob and Pat Coleman.

She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Joe Hansen, and their children, Nathaniel and Toma Hansen, all of Ridgecrest; her loving brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Bonnie Coleman, along with their daughter April Coleman, all of Fremont; and daughter Wendy Tucker and husband Adam Tucker of Bremington, Wash.

A viewing will be held at the H.K. Holland Memorial Chapel, 216 S. Norma St., today, Feb. 2, from 4-7 p.m. Services will be held Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. at United Methodist Church. A short graveside service will follow, with a reception in the UMC Social Hall afterward.

Please wear bright colors for the service. Cherry loved bright colors.

Flowers may be sent to either service. If you prefer to make a donation, please make one to the Ridgecrest Animal Shelter in the name of Cherry Coleman.

— Submitted by the family of Cherry Coleman

Story First Published: 2018-02-02