Cherie Lindsay Lish


Cherie Lindsay Lish peacefully passed away in the early morning hours on June 11, 2018. Cherie was born in Ogden, Sept. 12, 1941 to Fredrick William and Vivian Maxine (Davies) Lindsay.  Cherie was the third of five girls and four boys, nine total loving, jovial, and musically gifted siblings to add to the growth and greatness of Ogden. Her Paternal (Lindsay) pioneer stock came from Scottish, German and Danish LDS converts in 1861.  Cherie’s Maternal ancestors (Davies and Dudleys) came from Wales and England with conversions in 1847, they immigrated from liverpool with the saints.  They landed in Wellsville and Portage, (Box Elder County, Utah) in 1867.

She excelled in school and relished in succeeding in high school at Weber High.  While earning her Associates in Science degree in 1961 from Weber State, she passionately participated in many other events, becoming Miss Weber, Miss Ogden National Guard, Weber State Snowball Queen to name a few.  Cherie then trained to become an American Airlines Stewardess back when they wore gloves and served up elegance on the planes. Cherie gave that all up to marry her beloved husband, Neil J. Lish, now of 55 plus years on November 21, 1962 in the Logan Utah temple.

In the Early years, she worked for Thiokol, ran a Etiquette school for girls, Utah Power and Light, Phillips 66 and Mountain Bell, while modeling professionally for ZCMI and other retail stores. After Neil finished college, employment moved them to Minneapolis, MN, then to Denver, CO., then back to Utah.  Putting down roots in the ground in Centerville, and have raised their family there for 46 years. All this time, Cherie was blessed with the gift of faith, which she actively exercised throughout her life. She love the gospel of Jesus Christ, she never wavered.

She dearly loved her family, her husband, her children, and adored her grandchildren.  With integrity, she was extremely loyal to her family and friends.  She genuinely served others in her callings as well as her neighbors on an intimate basis.  She continued to be passionate in the designing of her home’s interior and exterior.  She was a unique and gifted woman, wise, well read and talented in many fields.

Anyone who came to her with questions and answers, she taught them attention to details, while assisting them in their projects to perfection. She was a hard worker! “I LOVE attention to details and have enjoyed visualizing the end product of making a home more beautiful and more functional” and she did just that, along with Neil’s help and guidance together.

Cherie is survived by her loving husband, Neil J. Lish, her children Juli Lyn Lish, Todd J. (Teresa Jo) Lish and Jennifer Lish Thornley.  Grand children, Spencer Lish, Avery Payton Thornley, Elli Shae Thornley, Charlie J-Lyn Thornley, Tate Mckay Thornley and Jacquelyn Gray Lay and David Anthony (Ashley) Gray and three great-grandchildren.

Cherie is preceded in death by her parents, Fredrick W. and Vivian Maxine Davies Lindsay, brothers: Brad Clyde Lindsay, Roger Scott Lindsay and brother in law Ron Hadley.

Cherie is survived by her siblings, Diana (Ron) Hadley, Steve F. (Pat) Lindsay, Jean (Gene) Trimble Simmons, Bonnie Lindsay Randall, Lola (Max) Buhrley, Val R. (Nicki) Lindsay, and her sister in law Ann (JIm) Bennett Nausbaum and many nephews and nieces, cousins, and friends.

We thank the invaluable service provided by Tender Care (Hospice) Susan Jenkins and Andrea Parker and the caring staff at Welcome Home Assisted Living.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to Alzheimer’s Foundation –

A Memorial Celebration honoring her life will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Canyon View Stake Center 2110 North Main Street, Centerville.


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