Sheryl Ann Calcavecchia
1958 - 2019
National Cremation Society Phoenix
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Phoenix, AZ
Sheryl Ann Calcavecchia

Sun Lakes - Sheryl Ann Calcavecchia died on March 19, 2019 after a long illness. She was born on February 12, 1958 in Rochester, MN. She is survived by her daughter Britney (T.J.) Amato; her son Eric Calcavecchia; her mother Barbara Danielson; her father Dale Timm; her sister Bette Timm; special friends and caretakers Drake Oddy and Bette Hargrave; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother Greg Timm, her step-father Dan Danielson, and her step-mother Jean Timm.

Sheryl always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. Growing up, her spunkiness earned her the nickname "Trouble". She graduated from high school in Owatonna, MN and then attended beauty school. Along with working as a beautician in Colorado, Minnesota and Arizona, she was also an aerobics teacher for a few years. Later on, she managed several restaurants in Alaska and Arizona.

Throughout her life, Sheryl traveled all over the world and especially loved Australia and Switzerland. She was also extremely fond of animals, especially labs. With her exuberant personality, everyone always considered Sheryl the "life of the party". She was such a happy and fun person who made friends with others instantly. Sheryl's strong faith in God helped her through difficult times. She will be greatly missed by her relatives, countless friends and her dog Harlee.

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Published by The Arizona Republic on Mar. 31, 2019.
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My deepest condolences to Sheryls mother-and father! Her family and children for the sad loss of a outstanding beautiful loving little darling!! She had a beautiful contagious laughter and our friendship was so enlighten with a comfort of Genuine fun!
My deepest sadness
Kathy Pavey/Rucker
April 24, 2019
Barb ,britney ,eric ,she is a very special lady to all of us my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Anissa Wilson
April 10, 2019
Sheryl we love u and u will be missed .we have so much together .love u like a sister.
Anissa Wilson
April 10, 2019
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
D. Romans 15:33 Andrews
April 1, 2019
Dale & Barbara, Thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Tom Freeburg
April 1, 2019
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
"Because Love is from God" 1 John 4:7
March 31, 2019
Ross and I are so very sorry for the loss of your dear daughter Sheryl. She had a beautiful soul and a great sense of humor and what a wit. She was such a lovely person and we pray that she rests in peace in Heaven with the Angels and our Lord.
Kate Grant and Ross Cain
Austin, TX
March 31, 2019
Dale and Family, My family and I heard of Sheryls passing about a week ago in the typical Owatonna way. We ran into a classmate of hers at the Mike Hanson Memorial washerboard tournament at the Eagles. Dale u would have known half the people there. Not only was Mike remembered, but his mother Pat Hanson has just passed and Rita DeWerd and Sheryl to. I always am happy to hear the stories that generations of football players tell about my Dad. Please know that Owatonna remembers their own and that u are in many peoples thoughts and prayers. May the Lord hold you and your family in his hands at this difficult time.
Penny Peterson Vizina
March 30, 2019
Dale and family,

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Don & Marlys Overlie
March 30, 2019
Barbara and Dale, I extend to you and your family, my deepest and most sincere sympathy in the lost of your daughter Sheryl. May the good Lord grant you peace during these most difficult times. May she finally rest in peace.
Noel Jenke
March 30, 2019
I was shocked and saddened when I heard of Sheryl's passing. She was a neighbor in Owatonna and in my daughter's class. After school lot's of times she would stop with Diane and have cookies. She would call me Mom. I have several good memories , family gatherings, weddings in Minnesota and Arizona.She always had a smile and will be deeply missed. She is now in the arms of God.
Rita Frizzell
Owatonna Minnesota
March 30, 2019
My beautiful, loving niece is now at peace and pain free. My memories of her will forever keep a smile on my face and a smile in my heart. I will miss her immensely.
March 30, 2019
When we first met 41 years ago our souls instantly connected. We had great and fun adventures over the years. You came to Bequia to be my maid of honor at my wedding. All the fun places Barrett Jackson Galas, trips to Sedona, Rock Point, US Open Golf, 1000 Islands and Rock in Rio with Eric in Las Vegas. Oh, and who can forget your numerous trips to our Hobby Farm in Ohio and Lake House in MN.

You had weekly visits to our home in Scottsdale cooking, viewing the mountains, ATV rides and on all these occasions we loved and laughed with each other.

Most of all thank you for being at my side when my daughter Tina passed away suddenly. I could have not made it through that time without your love and support.

I will miss you deeply everyday of my life . I will love you forever your soul friend.
Denise Dennison
March 30, 2019
Barbara - we were so saddened to hear of Sheryl's passing. My brother, Dave, graduated with Sheryl. He had many fond memories. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sandi Lebahn Hansen and Merle Lebahn
Sandi Hansen
March 30, 2019
Although we did not keep in contact over the years, Sheryl always had a special place in my heart. She was my very first friend in Kasson, MN And I remember sleep overs and many fun times together. We loved that our names were the exact same Sheryl Ann and we even had the same last initial so our SAT initials were the same too. Sheryl was fun, spunky and kind! Rest In Peace my friend. So sorry for your loss!
Sheryl Mans
March 30, 2019
I was so saddened To hear of Sheryl's passing as she always held a very special place in my heart. We went back to the late 1980s when we met and have a lot of very very wonderful and special memories of times spent together with her and the entire family. May you rest is peace Sheryl and my deepest and most sincere condolences go out to your entire family as I love them all as if my own. Gods speed.
Bob Hassett
March 29, 2019
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