Cheryl Anne Conover (Hanks) '63
Obituary from The Washington Post, December 10, 2007
Cheryl Conover Hanks, 62, a real estate agent in
Dr. Hanks had worked for W.C. & A.N. Miller in
A resident of
"She was a really happy person, the kind of person you wanted to be around if you needed to get out of a funk," said a friend, Patricia Kennedy.
Dr. Hanks previously taught child development, statistics and social
psychology as well as negotiation at
She resigned from her tenured position to raise her children and work part time for nonprofit and political organizations while writing and editing newsletters and screenplays.
She was born in
She graduated from
She spoke French, Arabic and Farsi, and did volunteer work for several
foundations that sought peace in the
Her husband of 22 years, Toby Hanks, died in 1993. Her second marriage, to Jon Williams, ended in divorce.Survivors include two daughters from her first marriage, Jennifer Vilas Hanks of