Ariena Gysbertha Cheek

February 28, 1939 - May 1, 2022

Ariena Gysbertha Cheek, 83, passed away peacefully on May 1st, 2022.

Ariena was born near Amsterdam, Netherlands February 28, 1939. She lived in Burleson Texas with her husband of 59 years, Horace Cheek. Ariena was a loving mother and grandmother, and a strong military wife. After raising her own two boys, Ariena lovingly cared for the children of other families for several years.

Ariena is survived by her husband Horace, her two sons and their families. Tyson and Elizabeth Cheek of Millsap TX, John and Tonya Cheek of Cleburne TX. Grand children Alexandria Cheek, Savanna Cheek, Shawnee Whit, Dalton Whitt.

Ariena was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Klauzina Hagen, her sister Marie Stuifzand and brother Jon Hagen.


Services will be held May 24th, 11:00am

Arai Funeral Home

1820 N Beltline in Irving, Texas


Burial will be the same day

1:00pm at the DFW National Cemetery,

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy in Dallas, Texas.

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