Cheryl Ann DouglasAKA Cheryl Miller
On Monday, May 11, 2020, the world lost one of the most incredible women we have ever had the blessing to love. Cheryl Ann Douglas was born November 7, 1958, in Neodesha, Kansas, to Velma Clifton and Bill Jo Vorderbrugge.
Cheryl was such a kind soul who always found a way to shine a light and break down walls that no one else could even touch. She was a caregiver for many years and those she cared for will tell you she was family because that is what she instantly became to those who were blessed enough to know her. She loved to fill your heart and then fill your belly. That truly brought her joy.
In August of 2019, she married the love of her life, David Douglas. She said that she had finally found the happiness, safety, and love that she had looked for.
Cheryl had a passion for cooking and crafts. She found comfort in being creative. Anyone that has had the pleasure to view any of her paintings, jewelry, blankets, or the many other beauties that she created, will tell you what a genuinely talented woman she was. As far as crafts or food went, I truly don't believe there is anything that she could not make. If you ever had the chance to try her Christmas candies or fudge then you know what I mean. She was known for her infectious smile and compassionate spirit. She collected many beautiful trinkets through the years, however, they all pale in comparison to her collection and love for owls.
Her laugh could brighten your day and she enjoyed that. Cheryl is survived by her husband, David Douglas; her bonus children, (that is what she called us) Anthony Douglas, Porsche Douglas, Dena and Charity Hines, David Burdick, and Scotty Douglas. She also leaves behind several bonus grandchildren who she truly called her own. Cheryl has two surviving sisters, Beverly Gallimore and Teresa Gunlock, as well as two stepsisters, Penny Ingersall and Tammy. She also has four surviving brothers, Ronnie Clark, Kevin Clark, Alan Houston and Mike Vorderbrugge; as well as her stepmom, Judy. Additionally, she leaves behind several nieces, nephews, cousins, and too many loved ones to list.
She is preceded in death by both parents; her sister, Debbie; and her longtime companion, which was her dog Max.
As I mentioned, Cheryl was a truly amazing woman who loved with everything she had. I can't express how much she will be missed. There will be two celebration of life ceremonies, one in Madras, Oregon, and the other will be held in Texas. Time, place, and date still to be determined.