Cheryl Ann Hamlin passed away peacefully at home on May 6th 2019. Cheryl was born on May 13th 1956 in Seattle, WA, and was the daughter of Jim and Carvel Eaton.
Cheryl lived with her family in Yakima, WA, where she attended and graduated from Davis High School in 1974. As a child, Cheryl enjoyed riding horses and spending time outdoors as part of the Camp Fire Girls. Cheryl met her husband of 38 years, Jim, while cruising Yakima avenue as a teenager. They were married on August 2nd 1980 at Central Lutheran church in Yakima and spent 38 happy years together. In June of 1993 Cheryl and Jim’s son, Colter, was born.
Cheryl and Jim lived in Yakima until 1996 when they moved to west valley and began building a house from the ground up. Cheryl worked at Cummins Northwest for much of her adult life where she met many wonderful people who she referred to as her second family. Cheryl loved being outdoors and spent many weekends hunting, fishing and camping with her family. She also loved to travel and went to many amazing places, such as Rome, London, Amsterdam, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Australia, Hawaii and Alaska.
Cheryl was a hard worker but always made time for friends and family. She was always kind to people and loved to look on the positive side of life.
Cheryl always had a smile that would make the worst day into the best day. It was like the sun always shined above her.
Cheryl is survived by her loving family – her husband Jim Hamlin, son Colter Hamlin, mother Carvel Eaton and brothers Jack, Jeff and Mike. She is preceded in death by her father Jim Eaton and her brother Dan Eaton.
A celebration of life will be held for Cheryl on Saturday, June 15th from 1:30 pm - 4 pm at her home, 610 Cook Hill Road in Yakima. Guests are asked to wear tie dye in memory of Cheryl.