Cheryl Ann Sylvester passed away on January 22, 2015 at age 67 at her home in Fairfax, Virginia, succumbing to a very rare disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disorder. She was born in Tonasket, Wash. on September 27, 1947. She was one of three children of William and Donna Sylvester.
Cheryl grew up in an orchard on Highway 7, Tonasket. She attended school in Tonasket and then went to the University of Washington college. She graduated also with a law degree from Columbia University.
Cheryl worked for the Department of Interior and recently retired after many years of service. Cheryl and her partner Richard Miller resided in Fairfax, Virg. Cheryl was a gourmet cook, specializing in American to French and Italian cuisine.
She loved to travel throughout the world, which included trips to visit her mother Donna and would attend luncheons at the Tonasket Senior Center where she had many friends. She was a talented gardener, which she inherited from her mom and grandma. Cheryl was known to be a kind and generous person, especially to fellow workers. She loved to read and was an avid reader enjoying everything from history and art to mystery novels.
Cheryl enjoyed life and projected a positive outlook toward being alive. Her passing was a shock to the Tonasket Community.
Cheryl is survived by hr mother, Donna Sylvester, brothers, Allen and Greg and their families and Richard Miller her partner in life who so lovingly attended her during her final days. The Tonasket community mourns her untimely passing.
Cheryl requested to have no services honoring her.