Cheryl L. Besemer died May 28 at home with family. She was 60.

A private family memorial will be held.

Mrs. Besemer was born Nov. 27, 1947, in La Mesa to George and Betty (Rowe) Vogel. She attended Santa Clara University. She married Tom Besemer on Feb. 26, 1966. She enjoyed her family, cooking, sewing, reading, arts, music, traveling, hiking, volunteering, and was a lifelong student.

Mrs. Besemer is survived by her husband of 42 years, Tom Besemer of Grass Valley; son, Mike Besemer of Cupertino; daughter, Allison Durham of Grass Valley; son-in-law, Mike Durham; grandchildren Emma, Matthew, Chloe, Lucy, Ethan and Ross, and her mother, Betty Vogel of Palo Alto.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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