Koz’s Kloset is committed to fulfilling the same mission and values Cheryl held important in her life.
Cheryl Lynn Kosewicz, 35, passed away in Sparks on July 27, 2007. Cheryl was born on November 11, 1971 to Ted M. and Elizabeth Ann Kosewicz in Brewster, Washington. In 1990 Cheryl, a Lady Raider, graduated as Valedictorian from Lake Roosevelt High School, Coulee Dam, Washington. In the summer of 1990 she played on an International Basketball team In Europe.
She was a Lady Rebel Basketball player at UNLV and graduated in 1994. In 2000, Cheryl received her Juris Doctor from Lewis and Clark School of Law. She was a Deputy District Attorney for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for 6 years before moving to Reno to work as a Deputy District Attorney for the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. Cheryl also had a love for Triathlons, soccer, boxing, camping, biking and the rodeo. She won the gold medal as an International Olympic Police Boxer.
In 2005, Cheryl was assigned to the Juvenile Division of the Clark County District Attorney’s Office as the sole prosecutor of juvenile cases involving special victims, Including sexual assault cases. She cared about her victims, the children, and the cases with intense empathy and passion. She was a tireless advocate for all her cases. She also gave of herself to her office and teammates, and lived life with gratitude and spoiled her friends with thoughtful gifts and cards.
Cheryl volunteered her time to coach the Green Valley High School Mock Trial Team. Each year, her teams competed in the statewide High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by the Nevada State Bar Association. Under her guidance, her teams won the state championship two years and proceeded to the National High School Mock Trial Competition; one in Minnesota, one in Florida. Cheryl believed it was important to nurture the dreams and career aspirations of our best students and to give back to the community. Kosewicz said, “The students at Green Valley are so advanced, many are considering law school.” Cheryl later went on to be a Judge in the local competition.
Teresa M. Lowry wrote, “Cheryl was a magnetic life force and everyone wanted to have some of what she had. She was always on the go. Every weekend if she wasn’t working she was involved in a sporting event, training for a sporting event or spending time with her many, many friends. Cheryl lived more in 35 years and touched more lives in that time than most of us will if we live to be a 100.”
A non-profit program of “Koz’s Kloset Corp.” was established in honor of Cheryl Kosewicz as her legacy, and communicated in this website. “Koz’s Kloset” is committed to fulfilling the same mission and values Cheryl held important in her life. “Koz’s Kloset” dedicates assistance to the children of Clark County by ensuring they receive the resources and services they require to meet their needs.