Cherie Welles, 58, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, in Pinehurst.
A graveside service will be held at 12 p..m.Thursday, Dec. 6, at Bethesda Cemetery, in Aberdeen, with the Rev. John Jacobs officiating.
Born Aug. 26, 1954, in Waukegan, Ill., she was the daughter of Lewis and Valarie Robinson. Mrs. Welles attended El Centro College in Dallas, where she received her BA degree in interior design.
During her life Mrs. Welles traveled the United States, living in Montana, Texas, California and Hawaii before settling in Pinehurst, where she had lived for the past 22 years.
Cherie married Douglas Welles Sr. in 1973 in Winnetka, Ill., and together they traveled to many places, including New Zealand and Europe.
Mrs. Welles was always active in providing assistance to others. She was a member of the CCNC Garden Club and the Moore County Republican Women’s Club.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Welles is survived by her parents, Lewis and Valarie Robinson, of Janesville, Wis.; a son, Hoyt Welles, of Austin, Texas; daughter Jane DeBow Welles, of Denver; brother Gregory Robinson, of Mundelein, Ill.; and sister Rhonda Robinson, of Janesville, Wis.
Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.
Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines is assisting the family.