Obituary: Cheryl Axtell, 1955-2020

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Cheryl Axtell

Cheryl Pilling Axtell, 64, passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2020, at Utah Valley Specialty Hospital.

Cheryl was born June 2, 1955, in Price, Utah to Dan M. and Geraldine Dowd Pilling. She married Royce A. Axtell on April 9, 1982 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She was a proud graduate of Grand County High School’s Class of 1973. Cheryl loved fishing, riding four-wheelers, shooting, hunting and exploring the desert and mountains. She also enjoyed gardening, collecting rocks and she found joy in crafting.

Cheryl loved her family and playing with her grandchildren; they were the love of her life. She will be missed by her loved ones and a community of friends.

Survived by her husband of 37 years, Royce; two daughters, Heidi Page and Randy, Shauna Axtell and Jeremiah; sisters, Julie (Gary) McKinnon, Joey (Scott) Allred; and six grandchildren, Royce, Kaden, Davan, Peyton, Emma and Hazel.

Her parents and brothers, K.C. and Dan Pilling, Jr., preceded her in death.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price. Share memories online at