Waterville--Cheryl N. Ripley, Ruiz, Weeks went peacefully and unexpectedly to be with her Lord and Savior at MaineGeneral Hospital on August 27, 2021, at 10:17pm. She so loved her Father in heaven having accepted Christ at the cross, crucified for our sins and in glory resurrected, so that we might have everlasting life with Him as promised in John 3:16 of the KJV of the bible. She was surrounded by her family and held safely in the arms of angels. \r\n\r\nCheryl was born to Myrtle and Gilbert Ripley on July 25, 1944, in Belfast, Maine. She was predeceased by her father who died before she was born due to his naval occupation and heroic efforts fighting a helicopter fire aboard the USS Hancock. Myrtle remarried and a new beginning came with a new dad, Clifton Marriner, and a new blended family. \r\n\r\nShe was blessed with stepsiblings, Kenneth and Dale Marriner and Anne of Searsport; and siblings, Duane and his wife, Linda of Belfast, Clifton and his wife Ann, of Lincolnville, Michael and his predeceased wife, Julie, Randy Marriner and partner, Patty, Donna and husband, Larry Moulton and Denise Marriner all from Searsmont, and Rosalie Marriner of Fairfield. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins. \r\n\r\nAfter graduating high school, Cheryl attended nursing school in Rhode Island where she met and fell for Frankie Ruiz. They married and later divorced after the birth of their daughter, Melody. Cheryl then lived with her very special grandmother, 'Grammy Agnes Fuller". It was during this time that she finally met the love of her life, husband and best friend, Maynard Weeks. Maynard co-owned A.L. Weeks and Sons auto repair and used car sales on KMD in Waterville. \r\n\r\nCheryl began her own home business called KidsStuff in Waterville as a pioneer in this area of selling quality used children’s clothing. Her business brought many beautiful people into her life. Cheryl and Maynard would have celebrated their 55th anniversary on September 10th of this year. \r\n\r\nCheryl is survived by her loving husband, Maynard Weeks of Waterville; and her three daughters, Melody and partner, Richard Williams of Fairfield, Heidi and her husband, Richard Gurney of Rockwood, and Kimberly Dow and partner, Randy Shennet of Waterville. She was blessed with four grandchildren whom she adored, Kristin and husband, Patrick Leahy of South Portland, Devon Weeks of Fairfield, Zachary Stevens of Waterville, and Macey Lawson and husband, Joey of Carmel. Dear to her heart were her great-grandchildren, Brynna Lahey of South Portland and Koan Lawson of Carmel. \r\n\r\nCheryl enjoyed traveling with her husband to restaurants near and far in exploration of great food! She loved going to Zack and Macey's school events and spending quality time with Devon. In her younger years, she crocheted, knitted, and embroidered beautifully. She loved going snowmobile riding with her recently deceased sister-in-law, Mary and brother, Harland Weeks and friends. \r\n\r\nCheryl is survived by so many friends and loved ones, we can't afford to name them all here, but we hope you know who you are. Cheryl knew how to make the best biscuits and deviled eggs for the holidays. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, word scrambles, and Scrabble. She loved visiting Moosehead Lake. Trips to Canada, Florida, and Washington D.C. were events that our family so enjoyed and fondly remember. Cheryl also had a strange sense of humor, chasing us girls around the house with salt pork and telling us it was stewed frogs. She always thought it was funny, and only recently did she hear that her daughters did NOT find it funny at all! Christmas will never be the same again. Thank God for pictures and forever memories. \r\n\r\nEvery day, Cheryl will be sadly and deeply missed. Thank you goes out to those who have helped my family through this trying time. \r\n\r\nA special thank you is sent to the staff at MaineGeneral in Augusta on 2 West for their compassionate care of this amazing woman and the kind support to those of us left behind. \r\n\r\nGraveside services will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, friends and loved ones can contribute to the Waterville Humane Society, 100 Webb Road, Waterville, ME 04901 on her behalf.