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Cheryl Bradley

September 23, 1955 — August 14, 2023

Cheryl Lynn McCutcheon Bradley passed away suddenly at home on August 14, 2023. She was 67 years old at her passing.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents Leonard Edward McCutcheon and June Lois Stansell McCutcheon, as well as her sister Mary Lynn McCutcheon Browning. She is survived by her son Christopher Tull Bagnall, his wife Brandy, and their dog Lily. She is also survived by her brothers: Ray McCutcheon and David McCutcheon, as well as several nephews from her 3 siblings: Cody McCutcheon, Patrick Lindsey, Jared Hudgins, Tyler Hudgins, Michael McCutcheon, and Andrew Browning. Her sole niece is Kate Holcomb. Cheryl made many friends that were like family to her such as Shaubrey Metts, Alejandro Ortega and Ruben Amezcua.

Cheryl was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico on September 23, 1955 and lived in Maljamar, New Mexico until the family moved to Artesia, New Mexico when she was 4 years old. She lived and went to school in Artesia until the family moved to Big Spring, Texas in 1971. She graduated from Big Spring High School in 1973 and attended Tarleton University in Stephenville, Texas. She was married to Jon Bagnall and her son Chris was born in 1976. Unfortunately, the marriage did not survive but Cheryl and Chris persevered together. They moved back to Big Spring in 1982. She worked at McCutcheon Oil Company for two years before moving to Amarillo, Texas to finish her degree as a veterinary technician. After college, Cheryl and Chris moved to Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico to manage the family ranch. She spent the rest of her life, over 35 years, managing the ranch.

Cheryl was always planning a trip to somewhere and made friends everywhere she went across the United States. She was known as a flexible travel partner who was easy-going and eager to explore new places. She loved Disney parks and cruises, often going on trips with friends and family. If given any location from coast to coast; from Orlando, Florida to Anaheim, California, chances were high she knew a place to recommend visiting.

Cheryl was also characterized by her heart for animals, and will no doubt be missed by just as many animals as people. She spent much of her time through the years taking in rescues, helping injured animals, and extending the life of animals that many said didn't seem to have a chance to live. She traveled to many parts of the country picking up llamas to rescue. She would take them in, get them back to good health and find them good homes. If no one would take them she would care for them on the family ranch. Many animals had very long and happy lives under her care.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following organizations: The Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Partnership at: www.manateerescue.org. Cheryl loved the manatees and sponsored one for many years. Or The Southwest Llama Rescue, Inc at: southwestllamarescue.org. There are still llamas and alpacas that Cheryl helped rescue with Southwest Llama Rescue living on the ranch.

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