Cheryl Ellen McIntosh, age 61, died of melanoma, in Seattle, Wash. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013. She born Nov. 4, 1951, in Seattle, where she lived, worked and played all her life.
Cheryl’s grandfather, Marion W. McIntosh built a home in Olga on Willis Lane in 1945, living there until 1973. Cheryl’s father Donald C. McIntosh also lived at the adjacent property on Willis Lane for 30 years until his death in 2004.
Cheryl attended the University of Puget Sound for two years, before finishing her college degree at the University of Washington. She worked at Conrad Romano Architects as a preeminent Office Manager for the past 17 years. Cheryl was a beloved member of the Tri-Delta Alumni and a longtime volunteer at many Seattle organizations. She was also a seasoned volunteer at the ACT and Paramount theaters in Seattle, as well as the Orcas Center in Eastsound. Every theater season she would be there ushering excited patrons to their seats for a new show.
Cheryl loved Orcas Island and would visit as often as she could. She spent many happy years, throughout her life, with family on the beaches and in the woods, exploring and enjoying the magic of Orcas. Whether through her volunteer work, her world travels, or her many close friendships, she touched and enhanced lives, and her positive, upbeat, yet gentle energy, will be deeply missed, by both friends and family alike.
Survivors include her mother Nancy, her brother Bruce, and her four nephews, Jonathan, Justin, Jordan and Jeffrey. A family memorial services will be held on Sunday, September 8th, on the beach in front of 175 Willis Lane in Olga.
Because of Cheryl’s love of Theater, memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to the Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Road, PO Box 567, Eastsound, WA 98245 or call 376-2281.