Cheri Frickle

On April 8, 1948 Cheri Frickle was born in Shelby, MT to Claude and Edith Evans. On April, 30, 2020, with her husband and her daughter at her side, her beautiful soul made it’s way to its heavenly home after a courageous battle with a rare autoimmune disease. 

After a few years of growing up on a farm near Sweetgrass her family moved to Cutbank. Cheri eventually moved to Billings and married Frank Williams in 1965 and from this marriage she was the proud mother of Ron and Troy Williams. This marriage ended in divorce in 1969.

Cheri moved to Hardin shortly after and worked at the Four Aces where she met and later married Les Frickle. They were married November 10, 1972 in Red Lodge, MT and soon their daughter Kendra was born. 

So she could be home with her daughter she opened up her home to provide daycare for others. She has played a huge part in so many little ones lives and truly cherished each and every child that was in her care.  After 45 years she officially retired in 2019.  

Cheri’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was, and always will be, the heart and soul of our family. Cheri enjoyed reading, making cards, her morning coffee and visiting with her many friends. Most of all she loved riding on the Harley with Les. Together they traveled many miles on two wheels and visited so many beautiful places making so many beautiful memories. Over the last 40 years of riding she and Les have met many wonderful people belonging to the Beartooth Chapter of the Harley Owners Group. Many special thank yous to the Black Sheep for their continued prayers, care packages and support the last couple of years. 

Cheri was preceded in death by her parents, her son Troy Williams, brother Jim Evans and brother Richard Evans. 

Surviving Cheri and missing her tremendously is her husband Les, daughter Kendra (Jim) McAnulty of Billings, son Ron Williams of Utah, grandchildren, Landon Burr (fiancé Brooke), Tristan Bahm, Ryan and Jordan McAnulty all of Billings, Dustin Williams and Destinee (Andrew) Williams Drebenstedt, three great-grandchildren, Tydan and Kanon Drebenstedt and Corie Willams all of Utah, brother Claude (Barb) Evans of Fallon, NV and her sister in law Ruth Benzel of Hardin. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews along with many beloved dear friends.

The family extends much gratitude to the many medical professionals who tried all they could to battle this rare disease and to the staff at Stillwater Hospice who provided her loving care these last couple of months. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the family has decided to do a private viewing, by invitation only at Bullis Mortuary on Friday, May 8 from 11-1pm and a graveside service immediately following at Fairview Cemetery. Those wishing to follow in the procession may congregate outside the mortuary prior to leaving for the cemetery. 

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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