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May 28, 1947 January 31, 2024
May 28, 1947 -- January 31, 2024

Sheryl Jean Furche, Age:76

Sheryl Jean Furche (O’Donnell) was born to Horace Russell O’Donnell and Louise Marie (Phelps) O’Donnell in Chickasha, OK on May 28, 1947, passed away on Wednesday January 31, 2024, at Legend Oaks Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Garland, TX after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s.

Sheryl graduated from Castleberry High School in Ft. Worth, TX in 1965 and attended University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  She married the love of her life, Max Barrett Furche in Las Vegas, NV on September 5, 1970.  With this union brought two stepchildren, Kim Furche Strait, and Craig Cameron Furche who she always treated as her own. The couple resided in Los Angeles, CA for several years in the 1970’s and had the time of their lives meeting and partying with several celebrities.  They eventually returned to Texas and ultimately settled in Garland, TX.  They welcomed a son, Barrett August Furche a little later in life on July 2, 1983.  He was the center of their world.

She worked in the insurance industry for most of her career but also worked in the construction industry for a large contractor in the Dallas area.  She loved to dance and was good at it, especially when she teamed up with her favorite partner, husband Max, they were fantastic to watch.  She was very glamorous, stylish, and loved to sew and make her own clothes. 

She is preceded in death by her parents Horace and Louise, husband Max, brother Keith Dwain O’Donnell, Sr., stepson Craig, brother-in-law Gene Hollaway, niece Christy Hollaway, nephew Tony Hollaway.

She is survived by her son Barrett, stepdaughter Kim; son-in-law, Guy Strait; sister Barbara Hollaway, step grandchildren Jessica Douglas and Seth Strait, granddaughter Hailey Furche, her forever best childhood friend Linda Reed, several great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews.


Linda reed February 09, 2024

Lifelong friend for 72yrs Fort worth , Texas

My heartfelt sympathy goes out for the entire family. Losing a friend or family member who only recognizes you for a minute is terrible but losing a loved one without love is worst. Sheryl was loved and cared for unconditionally by her family. I miss my bff of 72 yrs. We met at age 4.

Barrett Furche February 13, 2024

Son Garland , Texas

My Mother was a selfless, beautiful soul who always wanted to give rather than receive, and the way she lived her life, and the relationships she had with everyone who stepped in her path along the way showed that. I miss her something bad, but there was no reason for her to stay one more second longer than God intended, so GOODBYE FOR NOW, BUT NEVER FOREVER! I LOVE YOU MOM! Until then.......