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Obituary: Vail, Cheryl A. (Mcmath)

Wed., June 26, 2013, midnight

Age 56

VAIL, Cheryl A.

(McMath) (Age 56) Passed away at her Lewiston home, Saturday, June 22, 2013.

She was born December 14, 1956 to Robert and Barbara McMath of Spokane, WA, and was later blessed with a younger sister, Pam.

Cheryl graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1975 where she went pro in cutting gym class with her friends.

She enjoyed competitive swimming and held many awards for her achievements.

In 1974 her first son Josh was born.

After graduation, she enjoyed sales positions in the floral industry, working for many years at Jones Wholesale Floral of Spokane, where she developed a love for gardening and flower arrangement.

In 1985, Cheryl married Curt Vail of Clarkston, WA.

The next year they gave birth to their daughter Ashley, and, 16 months later, their second son Tyler.

She raised her children with a motherly passion, often humorously singing them to sleep.

She instilled her love for travel and tropical destinations in her children and they enjoyed many family vacations.

Cheryl was an avid bowler, participating in several Valley bowling leagues.

She held many awards for her accomplishments in bowling including LC Valley Woman Bowler of the Year.

Cheryl and Curt worked at their family store, Vail’s Office Equipment (later Black & Vail’s Office Products) until it closed in 2009.

She moved on to work at Walmart where she held various department manager positions including her favorite in grocery.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Robert.

Cheryl is survived by her husband Curt and their children Josh Harshman (Shannon), Ashley Picone (Rico), Tyler Vail (Levi Gibson).

She is also survived by her mother Barbara McMath, sister Pam McMath, niece Brittney Ray, granddaughters Tjaden and Kori Harshman, and her favorite granddog, Daphne.

At Cheryl’s request there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Cheryl’s name to the Humane Society.


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