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Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary & Cemetery

800 South Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV

OBITUARY

Cherrie Pelaez

October 13, 1955January 23, 2020
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Cherrie Pelaez, age 64 passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23rd at Henderson Hospital in Nevada. She was born on October 13, 1955 in Taal, Batangas of the Philippines. One of her greatest accomplishments in her life are her 4 children and 10 grand kids. She loved to cook and welcomed anyone to eat with true sincerity. Throughout her life many lives have been touched tremendously if not by her cooking but by the love and care she selflessly gave. Please join us in the celebration of her life on January 27th at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 S Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015. Viewing will be from 4-7 with a service beginning at 7PM.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Reception Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2020

Memories

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Jeffrey Sy

February 18, 2020

Tita Cherrie was truly an amazing woman. She was always positive, kind, loving, and was always able to find the happiness in life, no matter what was thrown at her. I believe she understood the meaning of life and tried to share it with everyone, and it was to ENJOY LIFE in your own way.

Tita Cherrie would always say to me, "go ahead, enjoy yourself" whenever I wanted to do something (aka play) with her children (my cuzzies). She would always tell us to go have fun, have a good time, and to dance whenever we hear music. She would always encourage me to do whatever it was that would make me feel happy.

Sadly, the last time I actually saw Tita Cherrie was a few years ago (maybe 2016) when I visited LV w/ my wife. She was not well at the time and was staying overnight at a hospital. However, her spirits were not broken as she welcomed us with a great big smile and I will never forget it. She first thanked us for visiting, then apologized for not being able to entertain us with her wonderful cooking and a party-like atmosphere. Then, she went ahead and said it again, "You don't have to stay here long, you should go out and enjoy yourselves in Las Vegas."

To this day, I am still doing things that I enjoy, so that I can enjoy my life to the fullest. I believe Tita Cherrie taught us all the meaning of life and how we can achieve our own happiness. It will be different for each and every one of us, however, the teacher and the principle of the lesson is the same. This is the kind of person Tita Cherrie was, an inspiration to us all. She will truly be missed.

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Alisha Kelly-bailey

February 12, 2020

It took me awhile to really write this...I guess it's because I was procastinating and I didn't really want to believe that Miss Peleaz was gone. The problem with writing one memory about Miss Peleaz is that everytime I think of one, a series of memories flood through my mind and they all make me smile & giggle. I remember everytime Daphnee & I went to Cherry's house, there she was full of love, no judgment, and of course --food. Ms. Peleaz literally loved everyone who loved Cherry & was always so happy to see us. I can recall when Cherry, Daphnee, and I were participating in a sweet 16 and even though she was busy, she made sure that we all got there safe & sound(not to mention she had me change in the back seat so that I was ready to walk inside the venue). Although I no longer live in Brooklyn, I sometimes still go pass the house when I visit. The last time I passed it, I whispered to my mother--there's Cherry's house. And at that moment, the new resident came out and it felt like he was invading my childhood. He was invading those days where we sat on the porch...He was invading our safe space. And he was in a home that he barely knew and probably could never fill it up the way Ms. Peleaz did. Although Miss Peleaz is gone, I know that her energy and goodness will live in her children & her grandchildren & I also know that the God that I believe in will allow us to see her again oneday. 💜💜💜

Mia Pelaez

February 11, 2020

Being the oldest grandchild in the family and living with her for nearly 5 years I feel as if I have grown to be extremely close to my grandma. This little paragraph can not compare to the countless memories I will always hold of her, but to save time I’m only going to name a few. I will always remember her amazing bubble baths. When I was little every time we visited New York she would make me a bubble bath and sing “ sit down, sit down we’re rocking the boat.”
I will also remember her extreme generosity. She constantly asked me if I needed money and bent over backwards for everyone’s needs. I will always remember sleeping in her bed when I was too scared to sleep by myself. We would stay up all night talking and playing games on her iPad while watching GMA or TFC. And of course who can forget our addiction to mahjong. Grandma, myself Andrew and Tita Cherrielyn would all sit for hours on end playing. Our competitiveness got the best of us but little did I realize that it was a great way to bond with my grandma and my family, which is all she ever wanted. I will miss my grandma and the love she spread to everyone but I know she is having fun in heaven with endless teleserias and mahjong games . Mahalkita grandma😘

Sandra Cedeno

February 8, 2020

My dear Cherrie,
I remember when we first met, it was in a meet the parents dinner I hosted since my daughter Janelle married her son Michael Pelaez. She was a wonderful, loving and caring mother, grandmother and wife. She was a strong woman full of life and a great warrior because she fought the good fight till the end. Her smile would brighten up the room. I remember how much she loved to dance disco and her favorite dance was the electric slide. She was the life of the party, and boy.... did she know how to get the party started right. She was the first one on the dance floor and would say to me "come on, come dance with me". Whenever I went to visit her home she always prepared a banquet for dinner. She was an extraordinary cook and she made a delicious dessert made out of yucca. I asked her once for the recipe, and she said to me I will make it for you. Lol.. I laugh because I know she didn't want share her secrete recipe. You are truly missed by all those who love you. But I will not say goodbye, I will say see later untill we meet in paradise again my friend, Rest in peace!

Liam Pelaez

February 7, 2020

Hi Grandma Cherrie,
This is your youngest grandson Liam. I'm only 5 months now so I can't talk yet, but my mom thinks she knows what I would say if I could speak. So here it goes. I wish I could've met you, my parents were planning on taking me to see you this summer. It's too bad I'll never be able to taste your cooking, everyone I know keeps talking about what a great cook you were. I had my first vegetable (butternut squash) yesterday, but didn't like it very much. I bet you would've made it taste good! I have a pretty good sense of humor. I smile and I even laugh when my brother, sister, or parents are acting silly or tickling me . I'm sure if I met you, you would be able to put a smile on my face too. My parents will do their best to keep your memory alive so I look forward to looking at pictures of you and hearing stories about you when I'm older.

Love Always,
Your grandson Liam - 5 months

Ariana Pelaez

February 7, 2020

Dear Grandma Cherrie, I hope you're not in pain anymore. I love it when you made the longanisa. Thank you for buying me things when we go shopping, painting my nails, and for being so kind to me. And thank you for taking care of daddy when he was little. I miss you. I love you.

Love Always,
Your granddaughter Ariana - 6 years old

Elijah Pelaez

February 7, 2020

Dear Grandma Cherrie, my favorite memory with you is when we played chess together. I love playing chess and it was so cool to be able to play with my grandmother. You were a very loving grandma. Thank you for always cooking for us, you were the best cook. I love you grandma Cherrie.

Love always,
Your grandson Elijah - 10 years old

Jonathan Pelaez

February 7, 2020

What can I say about the greatest woman in the world?  My mother has taught me the secret to life.  I grew up in the kitchen watching her gracefully prepare meals for her family and friends.  She never used a measuring cup.  She never ran out of food.  When you come over to her house, you will be fed well.  I never realized that for 39 years, Mom was teaching me the secret to life.  Every good thing in my life could be linked to feeding others.  I am so thankful for the lesson she has taught me.  I have inherited the need to see people smiling because of the food my mother taught me how to prepare.  I have adopted “have you eaten” as my life philosophy and I will continue to live a life of generosity and feeding others.  Thank you Mom for teaching me the secret to life.  I love you and miss you.  Till I see you again…  Jona

Julie Pelaez

February 7, 2020

Julie Pelaez

February 7, 2020

Where to begin, I shared so much of your life I don’t even know where to start. All I know is your kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and love of life! Oh how you love to be around your family and friends. You brought light to everyone you touched, you are our shining star! Our world is little bit darker now that you are gone! My heart is broken, you will be greatly missed. We love you so much and we know you are with the angels now. Sleep well, Cherrie, till we meet again!

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Biography

Cherrie Pelaez, age 64 passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23rd at Henderson Hospital in Nevada. She was born on October 13, 1955 in Taal, Batangas of the Philippines. One of her greatest accomplishments in her life are her 4 children and 10 grand kids. She loved to cook and welcomed anyone to eat with true sincerity. Throughout her life many lives have been touched tremendously if not by her cooking but by the love and care she selflessly gave. Please join us in the celebration of her life on January 27th at Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, 800 S Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89015. Viewing will be from 4-7 with a service beginning at 7PM.