Sheryl Tobar

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Gone but never forgotten. Sheryl Ann (Schlicht) Tobar. Sheryl Tobar, 54, of Grand Prairie, Texas, joined the Lord on January 24, 2019. She passed away in her home following a brave battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family close friends, hospice, and her two beloved cats. Sheryl was born in Aberdeen, SD on July 28, 1964, to Glenn and Angie Schlicht. The family moved to Fargo, ND in 1970 where Sheryl attended school and graduated from Fargo South High in 1982. She went on to attend a year of classes at NDSU and then attended a travel school in Bismarck, ND. She courageously left the nest and headed to Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas at the age of 20. She was immediately hired by American Airlines. Her new AA co-workers quickly became her extended family and she had the opportunity to travel, travel, travel! She met, fell in love, and married Ramiro (Rick) in 1992. Soon after, they made their home in Grand Prairie, Texas. She never failed to make it back to Fargo for nearly every special event and family function, many times arriving unannounced! She was always the cool, hip, favorite auntie to all her nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Sheryl never missed an opportunity to travel somewhere new or bring her husband, family, and friends to her favorite countries and islands. Her passports stamps mark a total of 87 countries visited. Jamaica ranked #1 on her list of favorites and number of times visited. She most often was able to travel first class and enjoyed being spoiled with all those first-class amenities. Sheryl's life was also enriched through attendance and participation in a variety of churches and religious organizations throughout her life. During the past couple of years, with the assistance of very special friends, their backyard was transformed into a peaceful oasis with an abundance of fragrant herbs, plants, and flowers and lively garden ornaments. This is where she found much joy and loved to spend time with her husband, family and friends. She would think of "dad" who was in the Air Force and loved aircraft, every time a plane flew overhead. Sheryl was preceded in death by her father, Glenn Douglas Schlicht. She is survived by her mother, Angie Schlicht, Fargo; husband, Rick Tobar, Grand Prairie, TX; her sisters, Karen (Dave) Sather, Hillsboro, ND; and Colleen (Daniel) Eck, Fargo; brothers, Dewey (Karla Pearson) Schlicht, West Fargo; Daniel (Kathy) Schlicht, Fargo; and Doug (Dana) Schlicht, Appleton, WI; nieces and nephews: Austin Scott, San Francisco, CA; Jamie Bruns, West Fargo; Jordan Banister, Albany, MN; Sarah Bruns, West Fargo; Jessie Schlicht, Fargo; Josh Schlicht, Fargo; Grace, Will and Matthew Schlicht, Appleton, WI; seven great-nieces and nephews, and countless special friends. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Alex Liao and his staff at Texas Oncology and to New Hope Hospice in Bedford, TX. There will be a funeral service at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.


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  1. Sheryl, ‘magic fingers’ as I called nicknamed her, was simply the best. We are all so saddened to hear of your passing. So young, so gifted, so fast. You are a kindred spirit as we shared a passion for travel. You had the air and I had the land and we enjoyed the opportunities benefited to us. So happy you did all you did when you could as none of us saw this coming. You were a pioneer and leader of the pack as organised so many trips with your friends and family to the Caribbean islands which you truly seemed to love.

    May I extend my deepest sympathy to your mom and all your family and husband Rick who should not be having to go through this at this time. But, we can only accept this if it means you are no longer suffering. As someone says, you now have your very own wings and may your spirit be free. Bella and Stella brought you so much joy and happiness and had to be the most photographed cats! Whilst we know they may have enjoyed having you home over the last year, no doubt they knew something wasn’t right.

    Thank you, Sheryl, for your kindness, love and inspiration. May your family take comfort to know you were a true star and touched so many. Our hearts are broken and wish we could have done so much more but know you put a brave face on for us all and went through so much over the last year. Our thoughts are with your family at this time of enormous loss.

    With love,
    Feolla Chastanet x

  2. I love you Sheryl Ann Schlicht!! No one can ever take away all the memories we had together! Some cries as well, but so many laughs! We loved hard and bickered hard, but when it came down to it we always came back together as besties!! We were best friends from the first day we met! We would always say we were soul sisters. I always told you and believed God brought you into my life right when my sister passed to help me cope. And you did, we always were there for each other through thick and thin!! From our first trip to Thailand to our last trip to Amsterdam with many in between, which brings me so much joy that I was one of your many friends that got to see the world with you! I miss you so dang bad!!! I wish so hard we could have many many more years together as besties! It’s so hard to understand why and I’m so sad for your family and for all of us who loved you so much. You loved your family and you were an amazing friend to so many!! You fought the battle and never lost your faith, but God needed you as one of his angels! You will forever be my one and only best friend. Always a diamond amongst many jewels! You have your wings now, fly Sheryl fly!

  3. Dear Angie, Colleen, and all, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Sheryl. So hard to lose someone so young. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Dear Sweet Sila, you will be greatly missed. Thank you for your friendship and for all the times you got me where I needed to go (via AA). I know you are in a much better place and you are no longer in pain. God gave you the ultimate healing my friend. Give my dad a big hug from me. Until we meet again, I will think you of you often. Love you dear friend!


  5. Sheryl and I went to high school together, lots of great memories, she was one of my bridesmaids in my wedding. So very sorry to hear about her passing. She always made me laugh when we were together. Glad to hear she traveled all over, as she talked about that when we were younger. I am so happy that I had the chance to know and hang out with Sheryl. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  6. Angie & family, sincere sympathy on your loss. I don’t recall meeting Sheryl, however, from reading her obit, I know she was a gem. May she Rest In Peace. Donna Hentges

  7. Thank you for being my friend. One of my best memories from working at American Airlines. You touched many and will never be forgotten.

  8. Sila Anna, there is so many fun memories that we had together, and I am grateful for that. You made me laugh so hard I couldn’t breathe, so many times I can’t count. I’ll look for that star that has the extra twinkle, and know you are forever at peace now. Angie, and the Schlicht family, I am so sorry for your loss,

  9. Sweet Sheryl, you left much warmth and light in your wake. Oh how much better the world is to have had you in it. Thank you for being so helpful at American Airlines, and for being my friend. There is an emptiness vacated in our hearts now, but overwhelming anticipation and comfort in knowing we will someday join you. The Lord has promised and what a joy that is!

  10. Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special daughter, I am sure. I felt honored to be a Prayer Warrior. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  11. I will miss the talks the laughs the happy hours and the advice about travel I know you are not hurting anymore and in a much happier place. You will be missed

  12. Sheryl, you will be missed. You were a great friend to all and especially to me. There is just not enough to say of the wonderful things you are so when you get your wings be easy on everyone in heaven and I know you’ll continue your travels so I’ll look forward to having you look after all of us and especially your family.

  13. RIP Cheryl. You will be Miss by your friends at AA.
    American Airlines loves you!!!🛫🛬🚅✈️🛩🥰😍

  14. Dear Ohana of Sheryl,

    Sheryl was a part of my American Airlines’ ohana, and what a delight she was. Her smile lit up a room, and she was such a loving, gracious woman. Through life’s challenges and crises she met them head on with faith and determination. She loved a good time. Sheryl is someone special in heaven how but is deeply missed on earth. Thanks for the memories.

  15. Sheryl – our paths crossed for too short of time! Your fellow North Dakotan will miss talking travel adventures with you! I know you are truly free to fly the universe 🙂

  16. Sherly was one of my clients, I did her hair for the past three years. She was and still is one of my most favorite people. She was always so kind, happy and we always had to best conversations. I absolutely loved hearing about the places she traveled and looked forward to seeing her every 6 weeks.
    My favorite memory is actually when she brought me a bottle of tequila, that she didn’t drink because she didn’t like it. I had mentioned margaritas were my favorite and she brought me this bottle. She told me later that she had cancer, and wanted me to cut her hair off. So we cut it really short and put a purple stripe in it just for fun.
    Months later she came back and had me trim her wigs. I was in awe of her because she was still her happy, goofy self. She was beautiful in both wigs.
    I still keep the bottle of tequila my hair station every day because every time I see it I think of her.
    I am truly going to miss her and my deepest condolences go out to her friends and family. I know how much she must have meant to all of you. She’ll never be forgotten, I will think of her daily.

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