Dear all who read this,
Please feel free to write any story you would to share about Cheryl by posting a comment. It can be even a short story so please don't be shy. Also, there is a feature to follow these postings and be updated whenever people put messages here. I have attached a few stories sent via email to me after she passed.
MY NAME IS DIONE HAGEMANN AND I KNEW CHERYL BACK WHEN SHE WAS A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WITH ME AT HAWAIIAN AIRLINES. WE BOTH WERE ROOMMATES IN LOS ANGELES. WE SHARED A ROOM TOGETHER AND WE WOULD ALWLAYS BE LAUGHING UNTIL 12 AM IN THE MORNING. I REALLY LOOKED UP TO HER BECAUSE SHE WAS SUCH A POSITIVE PERSON!!! SHE WOULD TAKE ME AROUND L.A. WITH HER AND WE WOULD HAVE A BLAST!! AND OF COURSE SHE LOVED TO DRINK HER WINE..AND I WOULD JOIN HER TOO!!
THE FUNNIEST MEMORY OF HER WAS WHEN SHE WAS TEACHING ME HOW TO DRIVE HER TRUCK. I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE STANDARD. I JUMPED INTO THE DRIVER SEAT AND TRIED IT. SHE KEPT TELLING ME "THIS IS 1ST GEAR AND THEN 2ND GEAR." I SHIFTED... THEN WE STALLED.. OF COURSE WE WERE LAUGHING!!! I TRIED IT AGAIN AND WE STARTED TO MOVE BUT THE TRUCK STARTED TO JERK TREMENDOUSLY THEN IT STALLED AGAIN. WE LOOKED TO OUR LEFT AND THERE WERE THESE GOOD LOOKING FIREMEN THAT WERE STARING AT US AND WE WERE SOOOO EMBARRASED.. WE LITERALLY PEED OUR PANTS BECAUSE WE WERE LAUGHING SOO HARD!! I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT!!
CHERYL FOUND ME ON MYSPACE AND I WROTE TO HER A FEW TIMES AND SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE HAD A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL. I WAS SOOO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS. I AM REALLY GOING TO MISS HER..... I KNOW THAT SHE IS IN PEACE. PLEASE TAKE CARE AND KISS CEVAN FOR ME!!!
Posted by Dione Hagemann
I first met Cheryl when I was accepting applications for a cocktail server. She came in just to fill out an application. I remember interviewing her and was very impressed with her attitude, not to mention her being attractive but also having a bubbly personality. Needless to say I hired her and my only regret is that she didn’t work with us longer. But someone with the looks, personality and intelligence that Cheryl had is not going to be a waitress for long. I knew she was destined for bigger and better things. It isn’t often you find someone with the whole package. She was not conceited about herself at all. She had so much going for her. I just wanted to let you know that she touched a lot of hearts here. I feel fortunate to have met someone like Cheryl in my lifetime. She wasn’t just another employee but we became friends also. I would always try to give her advice because I knew she was someone that had a lot going for her. She worked at John Dominis at a time when everyone had fun together. I hope you and your daughter find the strength to carry on. It is tragic that your daughter will not grow up with her mother. But I know you will make sure Cheryl’s spirit lives on.
She worked with me at John Dominis. I remember when she started, she was still in school a driving her Miss Hawaii car. She was somewhat embarrassed by that and didn't want to make a big deal about it. She was practical, smart and funny, we shared many laughs together. Even after she left JD's she kept in touch. She will be greatly missed. She may be gone but she'll never be forgotten. Please take care.
Aloha, Bobbie Maurer
Im a friend of Cheryls from Hawaiian Airlines. (Im Plain Jane on her Myspace) We haven't been in touch in a while and I have so many people on the Myspace page I dont check it anymore...Her old roommate (from flying in LA a while back) just told me the sad news. Im so sorry. I hope you are hanging in there. I wish I had something I could say or do for you all.
Cheryl was so kind to me- I had no car in LA and she always let me use her little truck when she left town. I used to stay over with the girls (in Redondo) a lot too. We had some great times walking together on the Boardwalk as well. Some great talks then too! She was so lovely in every way- caring, thoughtful, fun and took great care of me in LA. So I just wanted to share that with you.
If you are planning anything here, please let me know- and/or please keep in touch. Thanks.
Sending you all my Love and Aloha...
I have known Cheryl since kindergarten and she was sweet as ever. We remained friends in grade school at August Ahrens Elementary and hung out after school. We were practically neighbors as she lived down the street back then and I would let her ride my bike. Of course, she would ding my bike terribly, but we were friends true and true. I am going to miss her. I remember her smile, incessant talking and laughter! She loved her brother very much as she would talk about "Junior." I remember him too. I used to call her mom "Auntie" as she was friends with my mother.
Childhood friend of Cheryl's