Cherie Ann Frankel

2014-04-17T00:00:00Z 2014-04-18T19:52:08Z Cherie Ann Frankel The Billings Gazette
April 17, 2014 12:00 am

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. — Cherie Ann Frankel, 70, died Saturday, April 12, in her Springfield home.

She had an expansive spirit that filled the room and the hearts of those she loved. Cherie loved getting to know new people and hearing their stories. She loved the complexity of human relationship, which is what made her an exceptional psychotherapist. In her lifetime, she loved the thrill of a black diamond ski run, cycling in the mountains of Montana, hiking up to an alpine lake and the inner peace of yoga. She also treasured classical music and the poetry of Mary Oliver, rubbing her dog's belly, a good book with a surprise ending, and wearing beautiful hats and scarves. But most profoundly, she loved her family and friends — they were the truest passion of her life.

She will be deeply missed by her father, Richard Morse; her brothers, Rob (wife Henrietta) Morse and Gary (partner Miche) Morse; her three daughters, Kelly (husband Jon) Morse, Lynn (husband Ken) Heikkila, Cindy (husband Steve) Bongard; and her six grandchildren, whom she adored; also, by her caring companion, Michael Cunniff, and soul friends Julie, Sondra and Jane.

She is now reunited with her late mother, Opal, and her beloved husband of 40 years, Buzz.

A celebration of her life will be held at National Avenue Christian Church, 1515 S. National Ave., on Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Lost and Found.

She returns to the Universe with all of our love under her wings.

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