Cherie Lish

Cherie Lish

Cherie Lindsay Lish peacefully passed away in the early morning hours on June 11, 2018. Cherie was born in Ogden, Utah September 12, 1941 to Fredrick William and Vivian Maxine (Davies) Lindsay.  Cherie was the third of 5 girls and 4 boys, 9 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 3 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 (South Ogden), Steve F. (Pat) Lindsay (Kaysville), Jean (Gene) Trimble Simmons (Riverdale), Bonnie Lindsay Randall (Salt Lake City), Lola (Max) Buhrley (Pleasantview), Val R. (Nicki) Lindsay (Ishpeming, Mich.) 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 6-8pm at Canyon View Stake Center 2110 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.

  • dale r blackham
    Posted at 06:51h, 14 June Reply

    Sorry to see the passing of your wife. Dale Blackham

  • Cheryl Herold
    Posted at 19:53h, 14 June Reply

    So hard to express what is in my heart right now. Cherie and Neil both, such precious memories of years ago which has been held in my heart for so long. I will mention this one thing but still so many stands out, When I think of Cherie, I think of gracious, kind, eloquent, loyal, friendship, LOVE.

    Neil brought Cherie here in St. George 19 months ago to celebrate Ben’s passing. I will never forget them both walking toward me. Both looking so good and Cherie as beautiful as ever. Neil, Julie, Todd and Jenny, my love goes out to each of you and what a glorious moment it is to reunite family and friendships here and the other side.

  • Jill Stapley Barraclough
    Posted at 11:57h, 17 June Reply

    Jenn and Neil, I knew Cherie for many many years in several different ways. She was Uber creat and talented. You can imagine how sad I was when our wards were combined and she didn’t recognize me. I have been impacted by Alzheimer’s also. It’s a horrible disease. But know that’s she is now that beautiful, creative lady you love. She is with you always. If you need someone to talk to, I’m where I’ve always been. Love you both, Jill Barraclough

  • Annette P.
    Posted at 05:26h, 30 June Reply

    To the Family & Friends of Cherie Lindsay LIsh:

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to each of you for your loss.  Losing our loved ones is very painful. While we are relieved that they are no longer suffering in sickness and pain, it still leaves us with a broken heart.

    Our heavenly Father assures us that our loved ones can and will live again. He hates death and views it as an enemy. He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection.

    Job 14:14,15
    John 5:28,29

  • Daniel Young
    Posted at 10:27h, 10 August Reply

    Dear Neil & Family,

    Our condolences to you in the passing of Cherie. How blessed we are to know that we will be reunited with our loved ones. Although the passing of a loved one is difficult for those that are left behind in this earthly existence, the knowledge of the resurrection offers a peace that is unmatched in this world in which we live.

    May God bless you!

    Dan & Anna Young

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