The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


March 25, 2012

Cheryl Roy

GAVELSTON — Cheryl Ann Michels Roy, 63, of Galveston passed from this life Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church, Rev. Drew Weber officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Memorial Park in Hitchcock under the direction of Carnes Brothers Funeral Home.

The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Cheryl was born June 17, 1948 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Kenneth William Michels and Myrtle Genevieve Williams Michels.

 Spending her childhood in Commerce during the wonder years, Cheryl could usually be found with friends at her parents’ Dairy Queen or off riding her horse. She graduated from Commerce High School in 1966 and remained very close to her childhood friends throughout her life.

She earned a B.S. degree from East Texas State University in Commerce, graduating in 1971.

Cheryl moved to Galveston in 1972 and began her career in education. She taught Home Economics and Career Education for 38 years at Central Middle School and Ball High School in Galveston from 1972 until her retirement in 2010. Her greatest love and pride remained her sons and grandchildren.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth William Michels and Myrtle Genevieve Williams Michels.

Left to celebrate her legacy are sons, Michel William Roy, James Anderson Roy, wife Marla Migliavacca-Roy; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Ann King, Tyson Jack Wall, Michel Roy, Jr. and Micah Jacob Dean Roy; brothers, Kenneth Ray Michels and wife Linda and Larry Allen Michels and wife Sally; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and loving friends.

Pallbearers are Mark Porretto, Mike Kastis, Manuel Kastis, Chad Gaston and Mason Gaston. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Dowlearn, Vincent Sorrentino and the Galveston County Citizens Sheriffs Alumni Association.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Texas Association for Pulmonary Fibrosis 1442 Kingwood Drive, No.241 Kingwood, 77339 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor Bethesda, Md. 20814.

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