Cherie Carnahan

Cherie Carnahan

Cherie Carnahan

Cedar Rapids

Cherie Carnahan, 77, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Thursday, June 22, 2023. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids.

Cherie was born Nov. 23, 1945, in Hopkinton, Iowa, the daughter of Merlin and Beulah (Maire) Hugh. She graduated from Jefferson High School, Class of 1963. Cherie was united in marriage to James “Jim” Carnahan on June 1, 1963, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. She was a professional cake decorator and instructor for 40 years at the YWCA, Continuing Education program and Michael’s. Cherie made many wedding cakes over the years and made the gingerbread houses for Armstrong’s display in downtown Cedar Rapids. She loved to cook for her family and holidays were her time to shine.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jim Carnahan; son, Jeff Carnahan; eight grandchildren, Brooke, Alana, Austen, Arrien, Caitlin, Tia, Sarah and Christine; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Sue Skelton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jaimie Carnahan; and brothers, Rhiney Hugh, Jim Skelton and Steve Skelton.

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