Cheryl Annette Robertson Viehmeyer, 63, of Roaring River passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at Villages of Wilkes.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at Oak Level Baptist Church in Roaring River, with the Rev. Jonathan Reece and the Rev. Keith Wood officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m., prior to the service at the church.

Ms. Viehmeyer was born Sept. 3, 1956, in Charleston, S.C., to Charles T. Robertson Sr. and Nellie Huffman Robertson.

She graduated magna cum laude from Western Carolina University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Cheryl loved horses and cats and was a strong advocate for Alcoholics Anonymous and the Wilkes Humane Society. She loved to read, swim, spend time with her family and grandkids and loved Coke. She worked for many years in the nursing field before her health declined. Ms. Viehmeyer was a member of Crosslink Church in Morganton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua Cole Arnder, and a brother-in-law, William Henry Kahrs.

She is survived by two daughters, Tara Blackburn Handy and husband, Tim, of Roaring River and Amber Blackburn Arnder and husband, Josh, of Ronda; six grandchildren, Brennan Arnder, Trey Handy, Taylor Handy, Trystan Handy, Blaine Arnder and Bryce Arnder; a sister, Ashima Cathy Kahrs of Charleston, S.C.; and a brother, General, USAF (Ret.) C.T. “Tony” Robertson Jr. and wife, Brenda, of Dayton, Ohio.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Wilkes County Humane Society, P.O. Box 309, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659 or the Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter, P.O. Box 52, North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659.

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