Cheryl Jean Bobo was born September 23, 1948, in Stockton, Kansas, to Jean Ruzicka and Claude Van Vleet. She finished her journey on this earth with her children by her side on June 3, 2023, in Lampasas,
Texas, after losing her battle with cancer.
Cheryl graduated from high school in Alabama and then attended college at Tulane and Loyola Universities in Louisiana.
Cheryl worked as a paralegal in various locations, including New York, New Orleans, Mobile, and Dallas, for several law firms. After retiring as a paralegal, she worked for Arlington Police Department as a transcriptionist. Cheryl was well known for being a phenomenally fast typist, impeccably dressed, and a hard worker. She loved having purpose and was not one to have idle hands.
Cheryl met Larry in New Orleans in 1972, and they were married in Pensacola, Florida. They lived and worked ni many exciting places. While living outside Houston, Cheryl was significantly involved in her church, Sheldon Road Baptist Church. She traveled to the Holy Lands, Jerusalem, Turkey, and Greece with some of the congregation and told stories of that memorable trip for years to follow.
Cheryl and Larry had three children: Jennifer, Jeanette, and Jason. Cheryl and Larry enjoyed watching sporting events and being involved in their various activities. Grandchildren soon followed, and Cheryl delighted in spoiling them at Christmas and always mailing a card on their birthday. Cheryl loved seeing her kids and family flourish, watching her
hummingbirds, planting flowers, and decorating for Christmas. She enjoyed working on the genealogy of the Van Vleet and Bobo families; there are many handwritten notes and records, as this was before any online tool was available. All of those records are extremely organized, as was Cheryl!
Cheryl was preceded in death by her husband, Larry.
She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer Ellison, husband Brad, Jeanette Dodson, and her son, Jason Bobo, wife Leanne. Her five grandchildren - Josh, Megan, Breann, Morgan, and Alex. She is also survived by her brother, Carl Van Vleet, of Tucson, Arizona, and many cousins.
Cheryl will be missed as her kindness has touched many.