Cheryl Howard Reeves
Cheryl passed away in her home with family after a battle with breast cancer at 58 years old.
As a Santa Barbara local, she attended Vieja Valley Elementary School, La Colina Junior High School, San Marcos High School, and Santa Barbara Community College.
In 1986, while working at Lucky’s grocery store in Goleta, she met her future husband, Saadi Reeves. Cheryl worked in the deli and he was a box boy. They met, flirted, and had a whirl wind romance. Later in 1995, they said lifelong vows and settled in Goleta with their two daughters.
Cheryl was a vibrant woman, who had a strong sense of self and beat to her own drum. She was dynamic, self-motivated, and loved exploring her inner and out world. She built an eBay business where she was able to pursue her passion for thrift store shopping with running a business. Her family and friends are so proud of her.
Cheryl thrived in the Santa Barbara dance community. She attended Dance Hive and you could often find her dancing around the house to a variety of different music genres. She especially enjoyed roller skating at the beach listening to music.
In August of 2021, Cheryl was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a successful operation, she was cancer free. Two happy years passed before the cancer aggressively returned. Supported by family and friends, she left us on April 18th 2023.
Cheryl is proceeded in death by her father Robert Howard. She is survived by her husband Saadi Reeves, daughters Jessica Reeves and Mariah Reeves, mother Mary Howard, brother Bobby Howard, brother Alan Howard and wife Kim Howard, and sister Diane Howard.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, June 10th 2023.