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Cheryl A. Hicking

Posted By Wendy On January 28, 2019 @ 9:48 am In Obituaries | 9 Comments

1949 – 2019

Putnam – Cheryl A. Hicking, 69, of 65 Ballou St., passed away peacefully Tuesday January 22, 2019 after an afternoon surrounded by family and close friends. Born in Peoria, IL, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Agnes (Ryman) Hoevet. Spending the early part of her life living in Tampa, FL, she then married her former husband, Richard W. Hicking, moved to Connecticut and raised her family.

Cheryl was above all a Mom. She had part time jobs as the children grew, as a receptionist of the East Woodstock Congregational Church, bank teller for a local bank and was leader of the kids Boy Scout/Girl Scout clubs. A weekend camping with Mr. & Mrs. H was common for many of her children’s friends. After her children had grown, Cheryl worked for Labonte & Merrick Appliance store in Putnam, CT., secretary for the Marions in Thompson, CT, at the local sewing shop (more for the opportunity to be around her passion for a quality scrap of 100% cotton fabric for “the perfect quilt” she was going to sew) and most recently the Hallmark Store in Putnam. She enjoyed visiting with all the customers and co-workers she quickly was happy to call her friends. She was an avid gardener, having shared a plot at the Putnam Community Garden with her friend Terry who she enjoyed spending time with at the garden or just daily life chats. Cheryl felt most comfortable at her sewing/crafting table. She enjoyed quilting, painting, making jewelry, homemade soaps, scrubs, lotions, baking from scratch then decorating the delightful dessert as it was a piece of art. There was not a bought Halloween costume or purchased birthday cake in the Hicking household. She enjoyed watching the birds and always researching nature, trees and especially gardening blogs and articles. She was full of all areas of valuable information and was always happy to share. She was a very talented, intelligent woman.

Cheryl is survived by her children, Randall W. Hicking of Putnam and Michelle L. Hicking and companion, Jody P. Reynolds of Dayville; and her brother, Gregory Hoevet of FL. Cheryl is predeceased by her brother, the late Steven Hoevet.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Cheryl’s family at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the East Woodstock Congregational Church, 220 Woodstock Road, East Woodstock, CT. Burial will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. Memorial donations may be made to the ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/ways-to-give. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.

Condolences for the family of “Cheryl A. Hicking”

Condolence from Noreen Chapman on January 29th, 2019 8:37 am

Michelle, I was so sorry to read about your mother’s death. I have fond memories of her being involved with the scouts and later seeing her at the Hallmark store. It was always a pleasure to visit with her and to exchange updates on our families. I will miss her. My condolences go out to you and your family.

Condolence from Gail Benoit on January 29th, 2019 4:42 pm

I am so sorry for your loss.. I worked with Sherry at Hallmark. She was a lovely woman.

Condolence from Jenn Desrosiers on January 29th, 2019 9:40 pm

Randy and Shel, I’m so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories made with your mom. We shared lots of laughs (and tears) together over the years. I am grateful for those memories.

Condolence from Ruth Wilson on January 30th, 2019 8:33 am

So sorry for your loss Michelle. The wonderful memories of your mom will live in your heart forever❤️

Condolence from Joelle Conover on January 30th, 2019 9:32 am

Randy and Michelle, you have my heart felt sympathy and deepest condolences at this difficult time. God bless.

Condolence from Mary Lou Fuller on February 1st, 2019 12:55 am

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother and I had several wonderful conversations over the years. For sure, she will be missed by many. Sending hugs your way.

Condolence from Robert on February 1st, 2019 1:56 pm

Randy and Michelle: Sorry for your loss your mom was always a kind person , who was caring , giving and helpful. She may be gone from here but only to find the next best campsite where we will all meet again. Best Wishes and Prayers.

Condolence from Terri Bouten on February 12th, 2019 5:34 am

Randy and Michelle,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing woman. The two of you were her entire world. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Dave Biron on September 10th, 2019 12:26 pm

Randy and Michelle,

So very sorry for your loss. I’ll never forget all those camp outs in Scouts and will always remember your mother fondly. She was an amazing person

Best wishes and prayers

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