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In Memory of

Cheryl Lynn Savenko

December 19, 1949 - January 7, 2018

Obituary


Cheryl Lynn Chambers Savenko, 68 of Filer, Idaho passed away unexpectedly at St. Luke's Magic Valley Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Cheryl was the daughter of Charles Chambers and Irene Chambers Montgomery, and was born on December 19, 1949 in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was raised in Filer and graduated from Filer High School.

Cheryl received a BA degree from Idaho State University in Education and Nutrition, received training in early childhood development at Utah State University, and obtained a Master's Degree in Technology in the Classroom from Oregon State...

Cheryl Lynn Chambers Savenko, 68 of Filer, Idaho passed away unexpectedly at St. Luke's Magic Valley Hospital on Sunday, January 7, 2018.

Cheryl was the daughter of Charles Chambers and Irene Chambers Montgomery, and was born on December 19, 1949 in Twin Falls, Idaho. She was raised in Filer and graduated from Filer High School.

Cheryl received a BA degree from Idaho State University in Education and Nutrition, received training in early childhood development at Utah State University, and obtained a Master's Degree in Technology in the Classroom from Oregon State University. She was a dedicated teacher with initial posts in Wyoming and Oregon. She spent much of her career teaching as an Alaskan bush teacher at remote locations including Barrow, Point Hope, Point Lay, Anvik, Anaktuvuk Pass, Soldotna, and Cordova. In 1976 she married Robert Garland Savenko and they had one child, Roberta Mikhael. Cheryl ended her Alaska career in Fairbanks and moved back to Filer, Idaho in 2004 to care for her mother, Irene. She resumed teaching in Twin Falls at that time. She formally retired in 2014 but remained passionate about learning and education.

She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG), a teacher's sorority, and was always researching and writing. She was the family historian tracking her roots back to Ireland, England and Germany. She was a nurturer at heart, whether it was her family and friends, her yard and garden, or her menagerie of animals.

She is survived by her daughter Mikhael Presher and son-in-law Bill Presher. Also surviving are her brother, Charles Chambers (Denise), and her sister Jeanne Chambers (Nolan Preece). She has a large extended family in the Twin Falls area, and she will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) teachers sorority, care of Sonnie Strolberg, 132 Los Lagos, Twin Falls, ID 83301 (208-733-3001).

A memorial Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at White Mortuary, 136 4th Ave. East, Twin Falls. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, January 11, 2018 at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, 161 6th Ave. East, Twin Falls with Fr. Mike St. Marie celebrating. Services are under the direction of White Mortuary, Chapel by the Park, Twin Falls.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting www.whitemortuary.com.