Joan Cheshire

Joan Darlene Cheshire

February 3, 1933 - April 15, 2021
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Joan Darlene Cheshire, 88, of Greeley, Colorado, went home to be with the Lord on April 15, 2021.

A "Celebration of Life" service will be held in her honor at 2:00 pm on May 15, 2021 at St. Paul's Congregational Church, 1525 43rd Ave, Greeley, CO, with refreshments to follow. All are welcome!

Joan was born in Denison, Iowa, to Paul and Elsie Thomsen on February 3, 1933. She was an only child, and had many fond memories of growing up on the family farm. She graduated from Denison High School in 1951 and went on to attend Iowa State University.

Joan married Benjamin Harris Cheshire on August 23, 1953. They enjoyed nearly 52 years together before Ben passed away in March 2005.

Joan and Ben moved to Greeley in 1982. They launched the Cheshire Sales Agency in 1986, selling promotional and advertising specialty items in the Greeley area for many years. Some of Joan's favorite pastimes included walking, bicycling, and gardening. She always took great delight in serving others, either by helping in her local church or by entertaining friends in her home. She taught Sunday School, led neighborhood Bible studies and was actively involved in nursing home ministries.

Joan loved spending time with her family, but her greatest joy came from her personal relationship with Jesus. One of her favorite verses was John 11:25: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die." She was always grateful for the assurance of eternal life in Heaven, through having trusted in Christ as her Savior

Joan is survived by her three children: Paul Cheshire (Dublin, PA); Lori Preshaw (Evans, CO) and Ben Cheshire, Jr. (Troy, MI); twelve grandchildren (Bonnie, Katie, Ben, Amanda, Jennifer, Daniel, Brittany, Jake, Annie, April, Levi and Hannah) and nineteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Paul's Congregational Church of Greeley, and the missionary organization Ethnos360, 312 W. First Street, Sanford, FL, 32771.

Finally, the family of Joan Cheshire wishes to thank the nursing staff of the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley for their exceptional love and care for Joan during her last days.
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    Saturday May 15, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday May 15, 2021 2:00pm
    St Paul's Congregational Church
    1525 43rd Ave
    Greeley, CO 80634
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