Obituary: Cheryl York Soneson

Obituary: Cheryl York Soneson

Cheryl York Soneson, 66, of Wichita Falls, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM, Monday, September 27, 2021 in Lunn’s Colonial Chapel with the burial to follow in Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas.

Services are under the direction of Lunn’s Colonial Funeral Home.

Cheryl, known throughout her lifetime for her kindness, was born on March 18, 1955, in Olney, Texas, to Irene and Jim York. Cheryl graduated in 1973 from Olney High School and then attended the University of North Texas.

In high school she won many awards for her variety of accomplishments, including winning the Girls’ State Championship the first year that girls participated in UIL golf. Cheryl was one of first three girls to achieve the high honor of Eagle Scout status many years before girls were welcomed into the Boy Scouts of America organization.

After college, Cheryl became executive assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Texas Instruments in Dallas. In Wichita Falls, Cheryl worked for The Episcopal Junior and Senior High School, as well as the Junior League of Wichita Falls. She later joined what would become her work family, AT&T, which was her occupation for much of her adult life.

Cheryl’s many friends and family will remember her for her kindness, her compassion, and her loving spirit. Everyone who knew Cheryl said she was the sweetest person they had ever met. She was an avid gardener, an enthusiastic reader, and loved spending time in nature – but what she loved most was spending time with her daughter, Jane.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her daughter, Alexandra York Soneson, her sister, Kelly Jane York, and her father, Jim York. She is survived by her daughter, Jane Lake Soneson, her mother, Irene Frances York, sisters Marina Lynn Jones and husband Dr. Randy Jones, and Cathy Irene Scott; nieces Rikki Hilbers and her husband Skyler of Archer City, Chelsea Jones of Asheville, North Carolina, and nephew Dylan Scott of Wichita Falls. Cheryl was also a loving great-aunt to Wes, Mason, Hayden, Caitlyn, Parker, and Berkli Hilbers.

Cheryl’s family and friends will miss her warm smile, good cheer, and compassionate spirit.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you donate to a charity of your choice.

The Olney Enterprise

213 E. Main St.
PO Box 577

Olney, Texas 76374


Phone: (940) 564-5558

Fax: (940) 564-3992