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Cheryl Roesle WelchCheryl Roesle Welsh, age 52, passed away Saturday, August 21, 2004 in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born October 11, 1951 in Galveston, Texas to Arthur and LaVerne Schulz Kalbow. Cheryl grew up in LaMarque, Texas, graduating from LaMarque High School in 1970. Softball was her passion throughout her years in LaMarque. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. Degree in Secondary Education in 1973. Cheryl was a longtime resident of Sugar Land.

She taught high school in Fort Bend ISD for seven years and was the owner of Fort Bend Driving School, Inc. for nineteen years. Cheryl loved her family, singing and playing the piano, participating in and watching sports, and volunteering in the community. She continued her passion of softball by playing with the Houston Stars at the national level for many years.

Cheryl was an active member of Southminster Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the chancel choir. She was also an active volunteer in the Fort Bend community, particularly in the Exchange Club of Sugar Land where she was a past president, the Fort Bend Partnership for Youth, and the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce. Cheryl loved volunteering to promote her passions of children, patriotism, and her community.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Kalbow. Survivors include her loving husband, Patrick Alan Welsh; children, Chad Paul Roesle and his wife Julie of Austin, TX, and Amber Roesle Weaver and her husband Richard of San Antonio, TX; mother, LaVerne Schulz Kalbow of LaGrange, TX; step-children, Jason Welsh and his wife Natalie of Houston, and Courtney Welsh of Houston; sister, Linda Roesle and her husband Ken of Austin, TX; and niece, Jennifer Elliott and her husband Tommy of Austin, TX.

Friends were invited to visitation with the family from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Tuesday, August 24, 2004, at Earthman Southwest Chapel, 12555 South Kirkwood, Stafford. Funeral Services were held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 25, 2004, at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, with the Rev. Dr. Gerald B.Hurst, officiating. Interment followed at Morton Cemetery in Richmond, TX. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Cheryl may be given to the Family YMCA of Fort Bend for the Memorial Prayer Garden, 4433 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459 or to the Music Ministry of Southminster Presbyterian Church, 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, TX 77459.



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