Cheryl Brand

DECEMBER 21, 1956 ~ JULY 27, 2014
 Cheryl (Rogalsky) Brand, 57, of Modesto, CA went to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in heaven on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Cheryl courageously battled breast cancer and metastases since March 2007 and passed peacefully at her home in the presence of husband Greg and daughters Katrina, Rebecca, Rachel, and their spouses.
Cheryl was born on Dec. 21, 1956 to John and Frances Rogalsky in Reedley, CA.
Cheryl was very athletic: swim team, water polo, basketball, cheerleading. She was a 3-time Presidential Physical Fitness award recipient from Presidents Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. She enjoyed life! Cheryl met Greg in 1981 and it was love at first sight.
Cheryl graduated from CSU, Fresno and earned her School Nurse RN, BSN credential. Cheryl and Greg moved to Modesto in 1987 and became members of Modesto Covenant Church in 1988. Cheryl loved children and was committed to serving children in many ways: raising 3 beautiful daughters, working for Sylvan Union School District for 18 years, and personally ministering and caring for children at church and in the neighborhood.
Cheryl was passionate about living a spirit-filled, God honoring life, reflecting Jesus in her heart. She was graceful, generous, courageous, compassionate, and non-judgmental. This inspired her family to be passionate followers of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
Survivors include husband Greg; daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina and Richard White, Rebecca and David Gordon (grandchildren, Mary and Annabel), Rachel and Grant Bridgman. Siblings: Peggy Foster (Jim), Scott Rogalsky (Kelly), and Ann Guerrero (Randy). Parents: John and Frances Rogalsky.
A Memorial service in honor of Cheryl will be on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Place: Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto, CA 95350
If you desire, cards and/or flowers may be sent to The Brand Family, 3529 Gisborne Ct., Modesto, California 95355 Cheryl & Greg are members of The Gideons. If you would like to help provide Bibles and New Testaments around the world, you may donate in lieu of flowers to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 576722, Modesto, CA 95357 In honor of Cheryl's love for children, you may wish to support Children's Ministry by donating to the Memorial fund in memory of Cheryl Brand. Please make donations to Modesto Covenant Church, 913 Floyd Ave., Modesto, CA 95350.

Published in the Modesto Bee from July 31 to Aug. 3, 2014