Cheryl Lynn Marie (Sanders) Ross
Our precious daughter Cheryl Lynn Marie (Sanders) Ross, 46, of Palmer, Mass., died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2007, following a long struggle with scleroderma and lupus. She was born in N. Adams, Mass, May 6, 1960. She was the daughter of Raymond and Valerie Sanders of Lockhart.
Cheryl spent her early years in Germany and Texas before moving to Massachusetts. She was a grad
uate of Del Valle High School and received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Austin Community College. She was a cummunicant of St. Thomas Catholic Church in Palmer and was a member of the Folk Group and the Daughters of Isabella. She was a Eucharistic Minister and served on the Parish Council.
Besides her parents, she will be deeply missed by her husband of 26 years, Gary A. Ross, and her three sons, Christoper M. and his wife Jennifer (Rabinsky) of Lockhart, and David M. and Michael A. of Palmer. She also leaves her three brothers, Raymond J. and his wife Henrietta (DeLa Cruz) and Richard J. Sanders and his wife Debbie (Cortez), of Lockhart and Ronald J. Sanders and his wife Gracie (Martinez), of Austin, along with her sister Laurie Holland and husband (John), of Ingleside, Texas and many nieces, nephews, extendaed family members and friends. Cheryl will be greatly missed for her generous and loving spirit as she was a friend to all who met her.
Cheryl requested her remains be cremated after death. She loved Texas and her family very much. As a result her ashes were divided and she will eventually be interred in Massachusetts with her husband and here in Lockhart with her parents. Funeral services and burial took place on Jan. 15, 2007 in Palmer, Mass. Burial in Lockhart will take place sometime in the future.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at St. Mary”s Catholic Church, 205 W. Pecan St, Lockhart, Texas, on Friday Feb. 16, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. After the service, all are invited to join the family for dinner in the parish hall.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that you take the time to tell someone you love them and if you so desire make a contribution to St. Mary”s or to your favorite charity.