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Cheri Warhurst

April 13, 1954 ~ March 20, 2021 (age 66)


Cheri Emaline Warhurst age 66 died Saturday March 20th, 2021 at Saint Alphonsus Hospital as a result of a sudden illness.
Cheri was born April 13th 1954 in Boise Idaho at the brick house her parents built on Overland road, part of a family homestead. Her parents were Robert Vern and Dorothy Emaline Estell and her brother Craig Estell. Cheri attended Whitney Elementary, South Jr. High, and Borah High schools graduating in 1972. She met the love of her life Tom Warhurst in ‘71 and they married in ‘74. Together they had three children and raised their family in Boise. Liz (Joe Link), Christi (Travis Burrows) and Guy (Ayano). Both Cheri and Tom started TC Mac Construction Company in Boise, they sold after six years to Mac McArthur, then Cheri and Tom took over as third generation owner operator of the family trucking company Empire Transport Incorporated where they hauled dry bulk cement and heavy equipment amongst providing other services. Together they moved the business from its original Overland location to Cloverdale and from there added a second location in southern Idaho providing services throughout Idaho and the surrounding states. Together they ran the family business for 25 years. They retired in 2004 and started a new chapter as grandparents. They had three grandsons Grayson Burrows (Christi and Travis Burrows), Logan Link and Gavin Link (Liz and Joe Link). Her grandsons were the light of her life. With them, she enjoyed having sleep overs, doing crafts, swimming and just being part of their daily lives attended events both her grandkids and kids were a part of. Cheri loved her family very much as well as close friends she spent time with. She enjoyed being part of her book club, having horses, listening to music, taking multiple mile walks daily with her husband Tom and being active outside boating, water skiing, snow skiing, hiking, shopping and taking vacations with family and friends. Her latest favorite vacation spot was Depot Bay, Oregon where she and Tom went at least once yearly. Cheri was very sentimental and would here and there have a special card for someone telling them they were on her mind using poems or nice notes. You knew you were on her mind when you would get a little card in the mail, or in person, with a poem or nice note in it. She was very heartfelt in telling those she loved that she cared.
Cheri’s had an exceptionally strong, generous, kind, caring and loving soul. She always seemed to know what to do next even in her last days. She was a woman of faith and enjoyed a spiritual life with a belief that God was by her side.
Cheri is survived by her spouse of 47 years, boyfriend of 50, her children and grandchildren. Cheri is preceded in death by her parents Robert Estell (2005) and Dorothy Estell (2017).
The family would like to thank extended family and friends for their kindness and support during this time. We will be reaching out further in the coming days once matters settle more.
The family would like to extend gratitude toward to the doctors, nurses and other team members at Saint Alphonsus hospital in Boise who cared for mom. Thank you for the care, compassion and warmth during that very rapid and trying time.

We’d like to include a special prayer mom liked and would often recite to herself.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.

“I came into the world early spring, lived a lifetime. Time to go back out” “I had a good life. It was in the fast lane, a wild ride. I Iiked my life…I love my family.” ~ Cheri Warhurst

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