OBITUARY

Megan J. Lindeberg Cheese

September 28, 1979March 17, 2021

The world lost a champion and heaven gained an angel-Megan Joan (Lindeberg) Cheese 41, of Castle Rock Colorado passed away peacefully on March 17, 2021. Megan was a vibrant, good-natured soul who loved her family especially her three amazing children and who had the largest smile, one we will all remember!

Megan was born on September 28th, 1979 at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was the youngest of the three girls born to Richard and Janet Lindeberg. Megan married Sean (Mitch) Cheese on September 3, 2005, in Winter Park Colorado. Together they had a beautiful family of three children Westin 13, Sutter 9, Kinzley 7, who made up the entirety of her world. Megan had a unique way of making everyone feel loved and welcome. She would play, laugh, and joke around with a childlike spirit that left you always wanting to be around her. She graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins before attending University of Colorado. She then transferred to Colorado State University, graduating in Equine Science in 2003. An all-star athlete, Megan excelled in basketball, volleyball and tennis while in high school and was the first female athlete from Poudre High School to achieve 12 athletic letters. Megan won the state title in tennis and 3 singles her freshman year and was Coloradoan Female Athlete of the Year in 1998.

Megan had a love for Morgan horses that ran deep and was a many time national champion in reserve world and world champion. She was a Gold Medal winner with her Morgan horses. She continued to pursue her passion for horses while at CSU. Megan was also a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Following college, Megan became a wife, then a mother to her three children. She continued to live the Colorado dream, always embracing her love for the outdoors. She enjoyed going four-wheeling, camping with her family. Megan loved attending her kids sporting events as she always had the competitive spirit and passion for sports. Megan loved spending “cuddle time” with her dogs, Ranger, and new puppy Caly. In addition, she was an amazing cook who loved trying different recipes from “Pioneer Woman” cookbooks to fun things she would find online, sharing with her family and friends.

Megan was always ready for some football, loved supporting her CSU Rams and Denver Broncos, she was the hostess extraordinaire. Her career path led her to her final position, serving as the dental office manager at Prairie Hawk Dental at the meadows in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Megan was the “fun aunt” to nieces and nephews who adored her for her sense of humor and adventure. Taylor Strope, Marlie Walker, Taryn Strope, Traegan Strope, Harper Janasek, Finley Janasek, Colton Cheese, Kylee Cheese, Mathew Widdows and Andrew Widdows. Megan is survived by her loving spouse Mitch and three beautiful children Westin 13, Sutter 9, Kinzley 7. Parents Rick and Jan Lindeberg of Bellview, Colorado; sisters Kim Lindeberg Strope of Fort Collins; Ashley Lindeberg Janasek of Fort Collins; mother and father in laws Kent and Sandy Cheese of Parker, Colorado; Phil and Donette Hunter of Highlands Ranch; and brother in laws Allen Strope of Fort Collins; Mitch Janasek of Fort Collins; Ryan Cheese of Durango, Colorado, Jason Widdows of Houston, Texas; and Shawn Widdows of Easley, South Carolina.

Megan is preceded in death by her grandparents, Melvin and Hazel Moon and Richard and Joan Lindeberg, aunt Judith Finley, uncle Christopher Martin, nephew in law Cody Walker, and her favorite pets, Sadie and Katie, her Jack Russel dogs and her many Morgan Horses.

Megan’s final gift was honoring those in need by giving the ”gift of life” by being a donor. She joined the donor family with her donation of her organs saving 8 people’s lives and her legacy lives on through this heartfelt offering to others. We would like to give special thanks to the staff at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital for their compassionate care and Donor Alliance. The cremation has taken place at Dignity Memorial at Olinger, Andrews, Caldwell, Gibson Chapel in Castle Rock, Colorado

The first service will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado where Megan grew up. A celebration of her life will be held at the Rist Canyon Inn, on Saturday April 3, 2021 at 1:00pm, located at 4625 Rist Canyon Road, LaPorte, Colorado 80535. A reception is to follow.

The second service will be held in Castle Rock at “Plum Creek Church” Saturday, April 17that 10:30am located at 960 Interstate 25, Castle Rock, CO, 80104. The Director of Missions & Ministry for Centura Health, David Martinez will be speaking and leading us in prayer. Please join us to share memories and raise a glass to honor Megan at “Burly Brewing” located at 680 Atchison Way #800, Castle Rock, Colorado at 12:30pm. All are welcome!

In lieu of flowers, a Go Fund Me account has been set up to benefit Megan’s three children, please click on link https://www.gofundme.com/f/megan-cheese-memorial-fund or financial donations may also be made to “Donor Alliance” in honor of Megan Cheese, 200 Spruce Street, Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80230.

Services

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, April 3, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

Memories

Megan J. Lindeberg Cheese

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Chris Dunbar

April 16, 2021

Megan was an amazing mother and friend. Her smile and hospitality will truly be missed!

Thea Underdahl

April 14, 2021

Megan was the most loving person ever, with her red roses cheeks and the biggest hugs. she has alway had a passion for sports, she would not miss her kids games for anything. she make the best cookies in the world she has the best cooking. the memory that is the funniest is when she went to go do something in the front room and she tripped on the coat hanger and fell she bursted out laughing and could not stop. she always, and I mean always. had chapstick in her pocket. she loved camping and 4-wheeling. she loved country music she would always have it on. she would always laugh and play around. she loved playing cards. she is in loving memory.

Thea Underdahl

April 14, 2021

Megan was a loving person she made amazing food and her love for everything was wishing. she loved playing card games with my parents and us kids her son westin is my best friend. her rosey red cheeks and everytime we would walk out the door she would give us the biggest best hugs the world could offer. she was always there for us, she has a passion for sports and watching her kids attend them. one time she was getting something from the front room and tripped on the coat hanger and fell she bursted out with laughter. she would go on the longest 4-wheeling rides ever and she was just the bubbly person in the room she definitely knows how to light the room. she loved to make jokes and play around. she dressed up as a cow for halloween. she has THE BEST cookies in the world..... we loved her so much. god please take care of her

Stephanie Samarou

April 2, 2021

I just met the Cheese family in September last year, our oldest boys played football together. My birthday was in October, and on that day, I took my kids to their sporting events, and then to a fall festival to celebrate my most favorite time of year. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I just love celebrating my birthday, and I was a little sad that I couldn’t plan any sort of get together last year because of COVID. When I came home from the fall festival, the Cheese family was there with balloons, food, and flowers. Megan had went out of her way to plan a small surprise party for me, after having barely knew me for a month. It touched my heart and I knew instantly what a kind person she was. Bless her, and bless her family. Our deepest condolences to you all.

Kristi Dressler

April 2, 2021

My most fond memory of Megan is from 8th grade Algebra at Wellington Junior High. Megan sat right behind me in class. She would always show up with a smile on her face.
During class, she would oftentimes have fun with light-hearted, sarcastic comments about the teacher under her breath. It always made me laugh and was perfectly said. She was lucky to be sitting behind me as she could hide while I would get the evil eye from Ms. Allender for smiling for no reason. We had fun and she always knew how to make algebra exciting.
I will always remember her from these younger years.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Karel "White" Hill

March 31, 2021

What fun and happy memories I have of Megan.... an absolute sweetheart of a little girl, so much fun, a teacher's dream. She'll keep Heaven shining with her happy disposition and winning smile. Love and hugs to you Megan from "Mrs White". 4th grade Tavelli School.

Kacey Parker

March 28, 2021

My deepest condolences to the entire family, children and friends. I have fond memories as a young girl playing at the Lindeberg’s home in Parkwood and Linden Lake, watching Grease and Grease 2 with Megan, Ash and Kim, and playing in the playroom. I pray Megan’s soul is at peace and peace for everyone. God bless and thank you for wonderful childhood fun.

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