Cheri Klaes Leiva, 53, of La Marque, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Texas City. She was born to Clarence and Wanda Klaes in Galveston, Texas. Cheri worked for several auto body shops for the last 20 plus years and was currently employed at Cook Ford in Texas City. She was a dedicated employee and loved her job. She was also a dedicated and loving grandmother and always a caring friend.
Cheri is survived by her parents Clarence Ralph Klaes and Wanda Klaes; daughter Amanda Leiva; grandchildren Carmyne Leiva and Lev Rice; sister Toni Dutton and husband Jeff; and brother Kenny Klaes.
A visitation for Cheri will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 1:00PM with a service to follow at 2:00PM at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, TX. Officiating will be Pastor Steve O’Donohoe and Pastor Rudy Rios.