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Cheryl Bendele Thomas, 43, passed away peacefully at her home in New Braunfels, Texas, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 10, 2012. She was preceded in death by her Maternal Grandparents, Authur and Aline Davis and Paternal Grandparents, Ernest and Alice Bendele. Her parents, Ernest and Fanita Bendele, Husband, Christopher Thomas, Son, Riley, Daughter, Claire, Brother, Carl Bendele (Kacie) Nephew, Kyle survive her. Cheryl was a loving daughter, sister, aunt, wife and mother who will be missed by all. Born in San Antonio, Texas, on February 6, 1969 her family moved to Hondo where she grew up and attended high school before moving to San Antonio where she obtained a degree in Dental Hygiene from the UT Health Science Center. She worked as a Dental Hygienist for 17 years, had a true love for her profession and enjoyed getting to know her patients, many of whom became her close friends. She met the challenge of fighting breast cancer head on and taught many who knew her lessons in faith, courage, perseverance and strength. She loved to travel the world and embraced every minute of life with true zest. She enjoyed scrapbooking the pictures of her life's experiences into pages so the precious memories could be relived over and over. Cheryl will be most remembered for her generous, caring and kind nature, always willing to help and care for others before herself.
Memorial services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at First United Methodist Church, 572 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels 78130. There will be a reception following the service at the Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope Hospice of Central Texas, 611 N. Walnut Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130, 830-625-7525 and
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Published in Express-News on Nov. 21, 2012