Cheryl Retzloff, age 74 of Whispering Pines, NC passed away after a brief illness, surrounded by her family at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital on February 24, 2023. She was born in Warwick, RI on May 23, 1948 to James H. and Mary W. (Carpenter) Rice.
Cheryl graduated from Warwick Veterans High School. She also went to Rhode Island College where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Early in her career she was an elementary school teacher for the Warwick school system. Cheryl then married the love of her life, Lance Retzloff on August 14, 1971 in Warwick, RI. She had a career of 40 years with LL Global, Inc- Limra Loma (in Connecticut) as a Research Scientist, researching the insurance business. Lance and Cheryl retired to Whispering Pines, NC in 2014. She was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by all that knew her.
Cheryl is survived by her husband of 52 years Lance Retzloff, her brother Alan J & his wife Mary Ann Rice of Coventry, RI, her in-laws, Carol & Ralph Corcelli of Warwick, RI, and June Dean of Wakefield, RI, and numerous nieces and nephews. Cheryl was preceded by her parents and the Retzloff parents.
In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at: www.bolesfuneralhome.com. Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.