Cheryl was beautiful and intelligent; to know Cheryl was to love her. Her smile and sparkling blue eyes lit up a room, and she always had such a warm, inviting attitude.
Loyalty, honesty, grace, perseverance, and wisdom are just a few of Cheryl’s attributes. She was known to become best friends to those she briefly knew, and they would look up to her for her words of advice and encouragement. She was also the best secret keeper for all who confided in her. There are no words to describe the profound loss for our family.
She was adventurous and always ready to try new things such as zip lining and parasailing. She was very active and fit and enjoyed attending boot camp with her husband. She loved hiking, reading and traveling and we can’t forget her love of chocolate. Her family will always remember the delicious desserts she made with love for family gatherings.
Cheryl Ann Gravel of Edmond, Oklahoma, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022, at 71 years of age. Cheryl was born on January 31, 1951, in Oklahoma City, OK, to Robert and Pauline Bollinger. She was born and raised in Oklahoma City and attended Western Heights High School while also attending Cosmetology school.
After completing school, Cheryl went on to work in both the cosmetology and dental industries. She was a dental assistant for several years before settling into a long-time career as a hairstylist where she became a Master colorist with a prestigious clientele. After 30 plus years, she retired and became dedicated to her health and fitness.
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Pauline Bollinger; brother, Charlie McGehee, grandson, Blake Edlund; and granddaughter, Alyssa Edlund.
Cheryl leaves many loving memories with her family; husband, Craig Gravel; daughter and husband, Holly and Bobby Edlund; brother and sister; Bobby Bollinger and Janet Swank; grandchildren, Christian Edlund and his wife Emily; Kailey Arellanes and her husband, Roberto; great-grandkids, Corbin, Ashtyn, Nolan, Kellan and Leightyn; cousins, nieces and nephews and other loving family members and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Matthews Funeral Home, with Pastor Stuart Richardson officiating. The Celebration of Life for Cheryl will be held at 1:00 p.m., December 2, 2022. Family and friends may leave condolences to the family below.
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