Cheryl Darlene Finnell, 80, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Springfield, TN
on February 13, 2019. Cheryl was the daughter of Henry N. (Hank) Bulgier and Shirley Lewis
and began her life in Inglewood, California on November 5, 1938. She graduated from Big Bear
High School in California and was crowned Snow Queen during her senior year. She was a
lifelong learner attending classes at the University of North Florida and Florida Community
College at Jacksonville.
Cheryl took advantage of many opportunities working in different types of environments during
her career. She worked as a billing agent for a trucking firm in Belton, South Carolina and
again in Birmingham, Alabama, real estate sales and interior design in Jacksonville, Florida,
ownership and management of The Sailmaker Restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida, and worked
for Jacksonville University in the catering department for many years.
Cheryl is survived by her children David “Bud” Oaklund of Springfield, TN, Denise (Doug)
Satterfield of York, SC, Mona (Karl) Kelley of Springfield, TN, Liz (Gerald) Reed of Jasper, AL,
and Dana (Larry) Oaklund of Fort Lauderdale, FL., 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1
great-great grandson, brother BOB Lewis of Lake Isabella, CA, and a special cousin, Lynell
Withers of Russellville, AR,
She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Bill and Steve, daughter Paula, and beloved
spouse of 21 years, Daniel Finnell.
She loved keeping her mind active with crossword puzzles, Sudoku, Scrabble, and cross
stitch. She also enjoyed long walks on the beach collecting shells.
A celebration of life will be held on a later date
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
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