Cheryl Lynn Wilkerson, 57, died January 9, 2015, after battling breast cancer, with her family by her side. On August 5, 1957, Cheryl was born in Lodi, California to John and Gladys Lehr. Her father was a cattle rancher and grape farmer in Acampo, California and her mother worked at Tri Valley Growers cannery in Lodi, California.
Cheryl graduated from Lodi High school in 1976. That same year she met Bob Wilkerson, to whom she was married in 1979 in Galt, California. Cheryl gave birth to her first child, Bobby Wilkerson, in 1983. She then welcomed daughter, Jessica Wilkerson Peluso, in 1988.
On December 4, 2014, Cheryl celebrated her 30 year anniversary working with Blue Shield of California, where she made many friends who would become like family to her.
Cheryl was devoted to her family. Her children were her life and she loved spending time with family and taking in every moment with her first grandchild, Nathan Ryan Wilkerson, born to son, Bobby, and Lacey Edalgo.
Cheryl will be missed by her husband of 35 years, Bob Wilkerson; her son and significant other, Bobby Wilkerson and Lacey Edalgo; her daughter and spouse, Jessica and Matthew Peluso; and grandson, Nathan Wilkerson. She also leaves behind her siblings; her brother and spouse, Ted and Becky Lehr; brother, Bryan Lehr; sisters and spouses, Kathy and Mack Garrett, Diane and Randy Scott; and sister, Belinda Lehr. Her parents, John and Gladys Lehr, precede her in passing.
Visitation will be held from 12pm to 8pm, Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, 831 Industrial Way, Lodi, CA 95240
Celebration of Cheryl’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, January 16, 2015, at Vinewood Community Church, 1900 W. Vine St., Lodi, CA.