Cheryl Rae Watson

January 18, 1952March 29, 2013
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Cheryl Rae Watson, 61, passed away Friday March 29 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday April 3 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Cheryl was born January 18, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Raymond and Eugenia (Posthuma) Nyeholt. Cheryl was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. After moving to Bryan, Cheryl began working in Uniform sales at Keyser’s Hobby where she met her future husband and the father of their five children, Paul. Cheryl had only five children, however, she was a Mom to many more. She had an absolute love and passion for her grandchildren. While raising her family she volunteered her time, tirelessly, in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, C.A.S.A., and everything associated with her children’s academics and athletics. Mom’s infectious laughter and presence will be missed but never forgotten. Cheryl is preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. Watson; father, Raymond Nyeholt and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harvey D. and Opal Watson. She is survived by her sons, Joshua Watson of Bryan, Michael Watson of Ft. Worth, Steven Watson of College Station; daughters and sons-in-law, Emily and Kevin Berrigan of Magnolia, Carrie and Jason Allen of Bryan; mother, Eugenia Nyeholt of Dublin GA ; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Rick Cassee of Reston, VA., Barbara Courser of Round Rock, Tammi and Harry Whittaker of Mountville, PA.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Paula Nyeholt of Ortonville, MI., Craig and Beverly Nyeholt of Almont, MI., Raymond and Margaret Nyeholt of The Woodlands; four granddaughters, Madelene, Katelene, Avery and Elliotte. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Cheryl, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ. 85062.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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Roland & Karen Cole

April 17, 2013

Our Sympathy to this wonderful family. I will miss the "smile" and "wonderful" lady who lived across the street in Bryan.

May you rest in the Lord's arms in Heaven.

Nancy Morgan

April 14, 2013

My condolences to Michael and his siblings. Your mom was a wonderful lady, very dedicated to all of you. And I know she welcomed Jason Todd as one of her own. Thank you Cheryl for your generosity. The world was a better place with you in it.

Bruce Miedema

April 7, 2013

My sincere condolences to the Nyeholt - Watson family. I grew up with the Nyeholts on the east side of Detroit, MI. Our families were very close and we had many, many good times together. Cheryl was a lovely girl in all ways. Praise the Lord and God bless you.
Until we meet again,,,,,love - Bruce Miedema

Jason Todd

April 5, 2013

Sending my love to Emily, Josh, Carrie, Michael and Steven. Your mother was an amazing person and did a lot for me. I will never forget all that her and your family has done for me. Sending my love from California.

Kris Frazier

April 5, 2013

Carrie and family. My thoughts are with you all. May you all find comfort.

Ashly Bauer (Bartlett)

April 5, 2013

So very sorry for the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tommy & Bridget Jones

April 4, 2013

There is nothing we can say or do that would make the family feel any better, so I will just say, God spread his grace upon you and grant you peace.

April 4, 2013

So very sorry for your great loss.
Gaye (Williams) Caldwell

April 3, 2013

My prayers and sympathy are with you all at this very difficult time in your lives. The people who knew Cheryl were very blessed by knowing her.
She will surely be missed by all.
Cousin, Sandy Laug

Betty Rabe

April 3, 2013

I remember Cheryl from the Crockett Elementary days. Such a lovely lady--her smile and laugh just made you feel better. My sincere sympathy to the entire Watson family.