Cheryl Ebel

Cheryl Ebel

Cheryl Ebel Annual Pix Caption

Cheryl (Ebel) Walters

Rest In Peace...
1946 - 2019

Cheryl Ebel

Emmick Family Funeral Home, July 31, 2019
Cheryl Rae (Ebel) Walters
June 14, 1946 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 73)

Cheryl "Cherrie" Rae Ebel was born to Robert William and Mildred Nafé Ebel in Lewiston, Idaho on June 14, 1946.

Cherrie went to be with her Savior at the age of 73 on July 18, 2019 at 8:55pm. She died of heart failure complications at Highline Medical Center in Burien, Washington.

Cherrie is survived by sisters Deanna “Deanie” Malcom, Bobette Ruddell (Ron) and Meg Glasgow (Steve) and her brother Jeff Ebel (Barb). Other family members are her sister Yvonne "Ewee" Stickler (deceased), stepmother Patricia Ann Ebel (deceased), stepbrother Michael Kinmounth (Sherrie), and stepsisters Mary Kay Lafrenz (Chuck) and Deborah Ann Krueger (deceased).

Above all, Cherrie was a loving and dedicated Mother to her 4 children who love and miss her beyond words: Valerie Nafé (John Baldwin), Corrie Walters (Will Diefenbach), Tara McCrum (Erin), and Vincent "Vinnie" Walters (Mary). Cherrie was also 'Grammie' to 7 cherished grandchildren: Jack and Samantha (Corrie), Ethan and Silas (Tara), and Michaela Rae, Katherine, and Isaac (Vinnie).

Cherrie graduated from Lewiston High School in 1964. She married Lawrence Walters, a career Marine, in April of 1966. Cherrie was a military wife for over 20 years and made a home on several military bases in Hawaii, Arizona and California. In the early 1980s, Cherrie and her family moved to Spokane, Washington, after Lawrence retired from the military.

After her divorce in 1988, Cherrie continued to live in Spokane for a few years where she attended art classes, and she worked various jobs including at a community center, a child-care center, and a retail collectibles shop. She also conducted her own business as a home decorator for a while.

Cherrie was a very talented artist, creating beautiful works in watercolor, oil and acrylic paints, charcoal, pencil, fabric, homemade paper, embroidery, dried flowers, and more. Her works of art will live on and be treasured by many.

Later in her life, she made her home in Des Moines, WA, near Seattle where she lived until the time of her passing. During these years she lived a quiet life with her beloved cat "Blue," working on art projects, enjoying friendships, attending Bible studies and church, and spending time with family.

Cherrie's life was defined by her unwavering faith despite life's challenges. She found great peace and joy in her relationship with Jesus, listening to worship music, and reading her Bible.

Cherrie enjoyed a life-long love of nature and generously shared this love with her children. Her wish is to be cremated and her remains laid to rest on the Lochsa and Selway Rivers in Idaho, near the cabin built by her father. She will be remembered always among the wildflowers, forest trails, thunderstorms, river rapids, singing birds, gentle mountain breezes, and the smell of pine trees.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Cherrie's life during the Summer of 2020.

Cherrie rests now in the arms of her Savior.

Rest in Sweet Peace. We love you.

Cheryl Ebel, Jr Prom

From her cousin, July 23, 2019 ‘We wanted to let you know that Cherrie passed away Thursday the 18th at 8:51pm. she was taken to the hospital a week earlier and was on life support, never regained conscientiousness. Died of heart failure. All her kids were able to be together and say their goodbyes. Her wish was to be cremated so there will be no service. A family memorial will take place at a later date. She wanted her ashes to be on the Selway River with Dad and Yvonne. So thankful she went peacefully. We love her dearly!’

Here is a great picture from years ago when she was the queen of the Jr Prom.


Valerie (1967)
Corrie (1968)
Tara Jean (1971)
Vincent (1973)

2014 Reunion News: No input

2004 Reunion News: No input

30 Year Reunion 1994

Current residence on file: Veradale WA

20 Year Reunion 1984

Spouse's Name: Lawrence
Current residence: Veradale WA
Occupation: Homemaker
Spouse's Occupation: Claims adjuster
Family: Valerie 17; Corrie 16; Tara Jean 13; Vincent 11.
I married a Marine in 1966 and we lived in Hawaii, Arizona, and California before retiring. We had four children during these years. We moved to Spokane in 1981 where we're making our home. The Lord has blessed us richly.

10 Year Reunion 1974

Spouse's Name: Lawrence Walters
Current residence: Oceanside CA
Occupation: Housewife
Spouse's Occupation: United States Marine Corps
Family: Valerie 7; Corina 6; Tara Jean 3; Vincent 1.
I have made a home and family and have been taking care of them. Since my husband is a career marine we have moved a lot. We spent our first 3 years in Hawaii and we've lived in AZ and CA.

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