Ch­eryl M. Eldh

Connecticut Post (Sunday) - - Nation/World -

It is with great sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of Ch­eryl M. Eldh of West­port, CT on De­cem­ber 31, 2018. Ch­eryl was a ded­i­cated wife, mother, friend and busi­ness woman.

Ch­eryl was born on March 22,1930 in Lin­coln, Ne­braska and spent her for­ma­tive years in Water­loo, Iowa. She was ac­cepted to St. Catherine’s Col­lege in Minneapolis, MN at the age of 16. She later trans­ferred to and grad­u­ated from Iowa State Univer­sity in 1950. There, in ad­di­tion to her stud­ies in Nu­tri­tion and Ap­plied Sciences, she pledged the soror­ity of Kappa Al­pha Theta. Her first job would be as a teacher in Des Plaines, IL.

Ch­eryl and her fam­ily spent their sum­mers at Lake Kapetogama in Min­nesota. It was there that Ch­eryl met her hus­band to be, Dick Eldh. They were mar­ried in 1952. They started their fam­ily in Harts­dale, NY, and later moved to Neenah, Wis­con­sin; Kirk­wood, Mis­souri and fi­nally West­port, CT in 1973. There, they lived for the next 45 years.

Through­out her life­time, Ch­eryl’s achieve­ments were many. With over 40 years of real es­tate ex­pe­ri­ence in Fair­field County, she was ranked in the top 3% of real­tors na­tion­ally for more than 20 years. Ch­eryl started her ca­reer at West­port East Real Es­tate and later joined First Realty Bet­ter Homes & Gar­dens as a prin­ci­pal. Pru­den­tial CT Realty fol­lowed, and Ch­eryl ended her ca­reer at Berk­shire Hath­away, con­tin­u­ing as a top pro­ducer through­out. Among her in­dus­try hon­ors, she was named Re­al­tor of the Year, Pres­i­dent of the Women’s Coun­cil of Real­tors and Pres­i­dent of the West­portWe­ston Board of Real­tors. As a ded­i­cated con­trib­u­tor to the re­al­tor com­mu­nity, Ch­eryl was a mem­ber of the Mid- Fair­field Board of Real­tors, the Connecticut As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors.

Ch­eryl’s com­mit­ment to the com­mu­nity at large was equally strong. She took ac­tive roles in many or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud- ing the Amer­i­can Field Ser­vice, Sau­gatuck Har­bor Yacht Club, United Way of West­portWe­ston, First Select­man’s Town Re­assess­ment Over­sight Com­mit­tee, West­port His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and West­port Sun­rise Ro­tary. She served as a mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tors for Homes with Hope in West­port for over ten years. At St. Luke Church she was a mem­ber of the Women’s Group and also served as a Eucharis­tic Min­is­ter. Ch­eryl and Dick were co- Pres­i­dents of the Cotil­lion Club of Fair­field County.

Ch­eryl was deeply com­mit­ted to her fam­ily. Her hus­band of 57 years, Dick pre­de­ceased her in 2009. Ch­eryl will be lov­ingly re­mem­bered by her chil­dren, Su­san ( Bruce), Terry, Richard ( Joyce) and John ( Katie). Ch­eryl will also be fondly re­mem­bered by her ten grand­chil­dren, Kaki ( Chris), Bruce ( Kate), An­drew, Char­lie, McKenna, Cyd­ney, Richie, Caro­line, Emily and Han­nah; and her brother, “Bud” ( Karen).

Friends are in­vited to at­tend a Memo­rial Mass on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 9, 2019 at 11: 00 a. m. at St. Luke Church in West­port. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate. Memo­rial do­na­tions may be made in Ch­eryl’s name to: Homes with Hope, 49 Rich­mondville Ave., Suite 212, West­port, CT 06880.

For on­line con­do­lences, please visit www. shaugh­nessey­banks­fu­ner­al­home. com.

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