Cherie Lorraine Faulconer

Jul 3, 1948 - May 5, 2021

East Lawn Memorial Park
4300 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, California, 95819


Cherie Lorraine Harris Faulconer, beloved, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. She was 72 years old.

Cherie was born to Margaret Ogden and Leonard Harris on July 3, 1948, in Albany, California. She grew up in El Cerrito, California. Her mother raised her after losing her father at an early age. She adored her older brothers, Alvin and Donald.
Cherie graduated from El Cerrito High School in 1966. She went on to attend UC Berkley and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1970.

In 1974, Cherie met Richard at church through a mutual friend. On November 1, 1975, Cherie and Richard were married and sealed for time and all eternity at the Oakland Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They have been married for 45 ½ years. Cherie and Richard were blessed with 2 children and 8 grandchildren.

Cherie had a passion for music. She loved singing, teaching piano, voice and choir. She enjoyed performing in front of various audiences with her musical talent. Her beautiful voice touched many. Cherie was very active volunteering in the community and her church. Whether it be doing soccer registration or directing youth theater, she was always willing to help others.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, watching Perry Mason, reading books, having dance parties, playing board games, having tea parties, watching her grandchildren play sports or do theater. Cherie enjoyed being in nature and loved roses. She was passionate about family history, temple service and sharing her testimony and love for our Savior Jesus Christ.

Cherie was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Margaret; brothers, Alvin and Donald; grandson, Dylan. She is survived by her husband, Richard; 2 children: Francesca (Kalen), Brian (Lori), 7 grandchildren (MaryEllen, Brianna, Henry, Emmett, Isabella, Finnley and Sophia).

Memorial contributions in her name can be made to The American Cancer Society.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10:30am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Brighton Ward Chapel located at 3001 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, California 95826

A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10am – 10:30am.

Masks and social distancing restrictions will be observed.

Due to COVID-19, please join via Zoom if you are unable to attend in person:


  • Polin Véronique says:

    De tout cœur avec vous en pensées demain, je prierai pour Chérie , et sa famille, toutes mes pensées sont avec vous.

  • Polin Véronique says:

    Sincères condoléances

  • Betsea Ralph says:

    I cannot think of you and not picture your beautiful smile…. May you know how deeply you were loved and admired by so many… May your family be comforted and surrounded by love during your transition to paradise…

  • Mary Faulconer says:

    I’ll miss commiserating with you.

  • Barbara Robarts says:

    Cherie sparkled and radiated joy and love for God, for people, for music, for life. She spread happiness.

  • Beth Jamison says:

    She always greeted me with love and kindness. She was so sweet to our family when we first moved into the Ward. She’s truly a woman of faith. My hearts with her family. Live you Francesca. 💕

  • Austin McAdam says:

    Few people have touched my life as Cherie did. I will forever remember her beautiful voice as she sang in church, going all the way back to my childhood (I’m 60 now). I also loved that Cherie would regularly check in with my best friend Kathy Lethco as Kathy suffered through her own battle with cancer. That alone was a prime example of the woman Cherie was. I’m sure the two of them have already exchanged hugs up there by now. Cherie will be forever loved and never forgotten. God speed, my dear friend.

  • Vic , Cyra Malenab and family says:

    Our sincerest condolences to your family !

  • Jeff Campbell says:

    In all of my interactions with Cherie, she always protrayed the true definition of class and integrity. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  • Daniele Perez says:

    We will always remember Cherie, as a great Lady, sweet and always smiling!
    We love her forever and we will surely meet again.
    All our thoughts and prayers for the loved ones that stay!

  • Maria Tamanalevu says:

    Cherie remembered all our names, (including my Mum and Dad) and would greet us by name like a true Fijian, ‘Bula’ coupled with her Beautiful Smile! Cherie had so much Love and one would feel that as soon as you see her! She had room in her Big Heart for everyone and was a Delight to be around. I will miss you so very much my dearest Cherie! I will miss your random texts of Love and well wishes during the Holidays! I will miss the Big Hugs and I’m grateful I got one the last time we met! Thank you for your example of Humility and Service! We the Tamanalevu and Rabuka Family thank you for your Genuine Care and Love! We Love you very much and look forward to the Hugs and Kisses when we meet again one sweet day ❤️❤️

  • Marilyn Perry says:

    Oh, my sweet friend, you are missed! So blessed to have enjoyed your music and had the fun of singing with you. I so enjoyed the privilege of having Francesca and Brian in my seminary classes. They are a tribute to your success as a mother. I feel sure you are raising your voice in song now. 🙂

  • Lynn Humphries says:

    I met Cherie just one month ago. I could tell instantly that she had a wonderful sense of humor, that she loved life and that she adored her family. I know that she will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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