NORTH CLARENDON - Cheryl Lee (Pettit) Morgan, 52, of North Clarendon, passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in the loving presence of her husband Kevin, sister Jo-Ann Demaio, and close friend Beth Hanson after a short illness.
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Born November 10, 1959, in Sydney, New York, the daughter of Milton and Phyllis (Beardsley) Pettit. She is predeceased by her father Milton Pettit.
Cheryl was a loving and loyal wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. She also had an immense devotion to animals. Cheryl raised and bred miniature donkeys, angora rabbits, chickens and dogs. She had a remarkable passion for hand spinning yarn from gathered Angora, Shetland and Alpaca wool fibers and other textiles. Cheryl would use the home spun yarn in its natural color or would dye it into stunning colors. Her astounding talents ran throughout all her fine crafts including knitting, braiding and rug hooking, cross stitch and quilting.
Cheryl attended Mill River High School and then Rutland Senior High School, where she graduated in 1977. She also attended the Community College of Vermont to broaden her education and knowledge of computers. She was employed for a time at General Electric and then The Vermont Country Store.
Cheryl shared her unconditional love of animals for over 18 years at Saddle Mountain Farm and Kennels, while gaining knowledge and experience in the intricate care of all domestic animals.
Cheryl was a kind and loving soul who will be remembered for her beautiful smile, nurturing spirit and immense compassion for all living creatures.
Cheryl leaves behind her loving husband Kevin, of North Clarendon where they made their home for 32 years; her daughter Jessica Marie Young and grandson Malachi Bourne of Marlborough; mother Phyllis Pettit of North Clarendon; her sister Jo-Ann Demaio of Rutland; her two loyal dogs, Toby and Spinner; along with a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society of Windsor, Vermont; the Springfield Humane Society or an animal rescue organization of one's choice.
There will be a memorial service celebrating Cheryl's miraculous life at a later date to be officiated by Pastor Dave Lind of the Cavalry Bible Church in Rutland.
Published in Rutland Herald from June 28 to July 1, 2012