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Cheri Ofner’s Memorial Service
September 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate the life of Cheri Mainard Ofner, age 69, who died in her husband’s loving arms in her Colorado Springs home on July 15, 2021, after a long battle with her terminal illness of dementia. She was a committed member of The Road and to Pastor Steve’s ministry. Her memorial service will be on Friday, September 17, 11 AM – 1:30 PM, at The Road.
She was a 1972 graduate of the University of Texas and was a member of the gymnastics team. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance/Accounting. In 1971, Cheri met Lee Ofner at the University of Texas and they married in 1973 in Houston. In 1975, after her husband earned a Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas, Cheri joined Lee in his U.S. Navy tour in North Carolina. They settled in Dallas and established a dental practice in 1977. Cheri and Lee eventually found their way to Colorado Springs in 1991.
Cheri was an athlete her entire life. She also loved America with all her heart and was actively involved in elections and campaigns. Her letters to the editor were periodically published in the Colorado Springs Gazette. Cheri was very active in the El Paso County Republican Party for over twenty-five years.
She is survived by her husband, Lee Ofner; their children, Jay (Jennifer) of Mililani, Hawaii, and Courtney Olson (Kirk), also of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and four grandchildren, Amanda, Evie, and Aaron Ofner, and Kylie Olson. Cheri is also survived by several siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Aston “Dee” Mainard and Loretta Mainard.
A Celebration of Cheri’s Life will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, September 17, 2021, at The Road at Chapel Hills, 2025 Parliament Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Cheri may make donations to Colorado Springs Christian Schools (weblink.donorperfect.com/CSCSDonation), 4845 Mallow Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907, (719) 599-3553.