Cheryl Stralow

1948 ~ 2023

Cheryl Frances Stralow

April 22, 1948 – January 25, 2023

South Jordan, Utah

Cheryl F. Stralow, age 74, peacefully made her transition from this world to the next surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, in Riverton, Utah.

Cheryl was born on April 22, 1948 in Pittsburg, Kansas to parents Frances E. Prideaux and Robert Prideaux. She was raised in Arma, Kansas along with her 6 siblings. Cheryl was baptized Catholic and found great strength and inspiration in her faith.

She is survived by her 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Janice Merritt of California, Kay Holliday of Springfield, Missouri, Robert “Butch” Prideaux of Arma, Kansas and Jerry Prideaux of Kansas City, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Beverly Prideaux and Patricia Lutrell, and brother Robert L. Prideaux.

Cheryl married Richard J. Manley and had 2 children, Jason W. Manley, who passed in 2016, and Kimberly Manley-Perkins. Jason is survived by his 2 sons, Josh Myers and Elijah Manley. Kimberly is married to Jeff Perkins and gave Cheryl 2 grandchildren, Makayla A. Perkins and E. Quin Perkins. Cheryl and Richard Manley eventually split.

She had earned her Associates degree in Applied Science in Nursing from Lincoln Land Community College in 1974 and received her license as a Registered Nurse. For the next forty years she pursued her dream of helping others in need of assistance with a variety of different areas of healthcare, but her greatest joy was being a hospice nurse for over 20 of those years. She eased the passing of countless people as they came to the end of their lives, ensuring their comfort and dignity. However, each was more than a patient to her and many she took to her heart as friends. She was known by all for her deep compassion, giving nature, and fierce conviction that everyone should have the ability to pass pain free and in peace. She had a Big Heart and gave of herself unconditionally.

On August 8, 1980, Cheryl married Rich Stralow, her devoted husband of more than 42 years. She had her 2nd daughter, Nicole B. Stralow in 1982. She moved from Roselle, Illinois to South Jordan, Utah in 1995, where she resided until the time of her death.

Cheryl especially loved Utah’s snow-covered mountains and the changing color of the leaves in fall. She found joy in tending to animals, whether it be feeding the birds in her backyard or spending time with her cats, Zeppelin and Bootsie. She was a natural at nurturing all forms of life and enjoyed her garden where the lilacs and irises thrived.

The family welcomes friends to attend the viewing on Saturday, January 28th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary, 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah. Friends and family may gather to share stories and enjoy one another’s company during this time.

Cremation services will take place at a later date following the gathering.


Rich, Nicole, Kimberly and Family,
We are all so saddened by Cheryl's passing.
Our family has many fond memories of
her and will miss her love and the way she
supported us. May she rest in peace.
Love to you all.

- Family of Bob and Josephine Burns

Richard so sorry to hear that Cheryl has pass away my prayers are with her and your family. Talked to you soon.

- Tom Graziano

We are so sorry for your loss. We have very found memories of Cheryl and helping out with the sweet dog (Tri) who has been gone for awhile. She was a good neighbor and friend. She will be missed. Love you Cheryl and Rich!

- Alan & Sandy James

So sorry to hear of the loss of my cousin. Nicole, Richard and Kimmy you guys are in my thoughts and prayers. She was a very kind soul and wonderful woman. ❤

- Alicia Vainisi

What an amazing lady you had for a wife and mom. How cool that she was even a nurse! It is clear that she enjoyed and treasured you all in the photo memories here. I am so sorry for this sudden loss with Cheryl. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. I know Cheryl lives on in the qualities she brought out in you guys. Thank you for being kind neighbors.

- Jennifer Lamont

So sorry for your loss cousin Richard
I only met your wife once at Karen’s anniversary but enjoyed her
May God be with you all

- Sherry Simmerl

I'm so sad to hear of Cheryl's passing. She was the best nurse I ever worked under... So compassionate, and yet so tough!
One of the finest humans I have ever known. 💜

- Lisa Burgess