2006-02-11 / Obituaries

Faye Cheeseman

Faye Marie Cheeseman Faye Marie Cheeseman Faye Marie Cheeseman of Seattle, Washington, was a former St. Ignace resident who worked as a computer technician on the information technology team at Seattle Vocational Institute. She was a member of the Little Traverse Band of Odawa Indians, and her American Indian heritage with all its traditions, played an important role in her life, family members said.

Ms. Cheeseman died at the age of 52 Thursday, February 2, 2006, at her home, surrounded by friends and family members who were her caregivers during her year-long illness.

She was born November 21, 1953, in Sault Ste. Marie to Adrian and Susan Cheeseman. She was graduated from LaSalle High School in St. Ignace in 1972.

After moving to Washington, she became an employee of the Seattle Vocational Institute, and was also graduated from the institute’s computer information processing specialist and network technician program. She was then hired by the institute as a computer technician.

Family members recall she had a tremendous love of animals and nature.

She is survived by two brothers and their families, Bob and Linda Cheeseman and LeRoy and Prudy Mills, all of St. Ignace; two nephews, Dan and David Mills; two nieces and their families, Jeanne (nee Mills) Flyn and Cindy Mills, and her Seattle family, Rose, Melissa, Tracey, Ellen, Pat, Judy, and Michelle.

Her brother, Bob, maintains the cemeteries for the City of Mackinac Island.

Cremation has taken place, and a traditional American Indian memorial service honoring Ms. Cheeseman will be held in Seattle this week.

A memorial service will be held in the spring in St. Ignace.

Ms. Cheeseman will be buried beside her mother and father in Gros Cap Cemetery.

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