Cheryl Ruth Hatley


Cheryl Hatley, 54 of Robin, Idaho, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 after a courageous battle with neuroendocrine cancer and complications resulting from a stroke in July. Cheryl was born in Stoughton, Wisconsin on June 8, 1962, the daughter of Gene Allen Ehle and Shirley Mae Ehle. She spent her younger years in the Norwegian town of Stoughton, Wisconsin and at the age of 13 moved with her family to Burley, Idaho in 1976. She graduated from Burley High School in 1980. Upon graduation, she moved to Pocatello and attended Idaho State University. She met her husband to be Sheldon in 1986 and they were married March 19, 1988 in Pocatello, Idaho. They made their home in Robin, Idaho after a brief time in Scottsdale, Arizona. She grew to love the country life. They had three beautiful children who were the joy of her life, Tiffany Brooke (1989), Jeremy Bryon (1991), and Skylar Brock (1993). Cheryl held various jobs over the years, and had the wonderful opportunity to stay at home with her three children in the early nineties. She spent many hours taking her daughter to dance and her two sons to various sporting activities they participated in. Jobs over the years included working for Eagle Electric, Marsh Valley School District, Kiewit Power, and her most recent position as bursar for Century High School where the Diamondbacks stood with her during this battle of cancer. She loved working with the students and staff. On October 12, 1995 Cheryl accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior, and had a passion for witnessing to others, especially to children through Vacation Bible School programs over the years. She was active in Bible studies and church activities at Inkom Community Bible Church. She was an avid writer in prayer journals that she kept over the years. Her children want to thank her for helping lead them to Christ and for the example she set for them. Cheryl enjoyed all things beautiful including home decorating. She had a dream of opening up a home décor store called “A Touch of Elegance” and she and her daughter, Tiffany seriously explored the idea back in 2006 prior to the market crash. Those that know her well knew she was a perfectionist and one to always go the extra mile in an effort to make everyone happy. She enjoyed traveling with her family but also loved spending time at the family home in Robin. She enjoyed yardwork and helping Sheldon on the farm. Cheryl handled her illness with courage, strength, dignity, grace, and love; standing strong in the promises of Jesus Christ and the hope that we have in Him. We will miss her dearly. Cheryl will be remembered for her faith in Jesus Christ, her beautiful smile, her deep love for her husband, children, and her twin grandsons Hudson and Grayson, all in which brought her much joy. Her genuine heart and love for people made it easy for her to become friends with most anyone she met. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22 at 11 a.m. in the Inkom Community Bible Church, 251 Grant Ave, Inkom, ID . Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home 570 N. Meadowview Dr. in Arimo, Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday prior to services from 9:30-10:45 a.m. A private family burial will follow at the Robin Cemetery. She chose to be buried with a beautiful view of the family home of 28 years and the Garden Creek Gap. Cheryl is survived by her husband of 28 years, Sheldon Hatley of Robin, her children Tiffany Mecham (Cody) of Meridian, Jeremy Hatley of Boise, Skylar Hatley (Christina) of Twin Falls, and her twin 3 year old grandsons, Hudson Jo Mecham and Grayson Jo Mecham (sons of Cody and Tiffany). She is also survived by her father Gene Ehle of McFarland, Wisconsin, her mother Shirley Ehle of Meridian, 3 sisters (Debbie, Joni, and Tracy), 4 brothers (Scott, Mark, Kevin and Steve), extended family, and countless lifelong friends. We wish to express a special thank you to the wonderful people who cared for her at the Huntsman Cancer Center of Utah, Portneuf Cancer Center, University of Utah Hospital, Encompass Hospice of Pocatello, Idaho Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Meridian, and Meridian Center Genesis Healthcare. In lieu of flowers, donations or sponsoring a child may be done in her honor at She had a love for this international Christian program and was sponsoring a child, Alex Wakatte, of Uganda. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Cheryl’s memorial webpage at

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