Cheryle Rae Magorno (Cheri)
March 9, 1950 – January 26, 2021
Obituary for Cheryle Rae Magorno (Cheri)
Mrs. Magorno was first and foremost a beloved wife, daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother to those closest to her as well as those she met in passing. She was a guardian angel long before she passed. She took great pride in her work as a Graphic Artist (Audio Visual Specialist (Computer Specialist)) at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB), Barstow , from where she retired on April 1, 2020. She was 70 years young at the time of her passing on January 26, 2021. She made banners for the base, Barstow Women’s Club, Elks Lodge 1920, Emblem Club, and many, many others. She provided her talents to many in Barstow while her husband provided hardware and software at home for her. Mrs. Magorno spent a substantial number of years in Barstow. Her entire school years were in Barstow and the last 35 years except for a brief 5 years at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Mrs. Magorno was born Cheryle Rae Freeman in Anadarko, OK, on March 9, 1950, to Imogene Thompson Freeman and Nathan Ray Freeman. She was preceded in death by her Father Ray Freeman. Mrs. Magorno is survived by her Husband Raymond James Magorno II of Barstow, CA, her Mother, Imogene Thompson Freeman of Fort Worth, TX, her sister Angie Love-Hight and her spouse Nick Hight of Saginaw, TX, her brother Douglas Freeman and his spouse Allison Freeman of Fort Worth, TX, sister Amber Kaye Kelley and her spouse Robert Kelley of Roseburg, OR, nephew Steve Freeman and his spouse Carla Freeman of Bedford, TX, niece Jessica Gause and spouse Jesse Gause of North Richland Hills, TX, niece Katie Sarah Kelley of Roseburg, OR, and niece Jeanie (JC) Hoosier and her husband Orwen Hoosier of Fort Worth, TX. Her stepchildren, Cinnamon Magorno of Lubbock, TX, and Antonio Magorno and his spouse Susan Magorno of Torrance, CA, grandchildren Brendon McCoy, and his spouse Tacy McCoy, of San Angelo, TX and Kathlyn Marie McCoy of McKinney, TX and finally great grandchildren Olivia McCoy and Seamus McCoy of San Angelo, TX, who were her most precious possession. She provided love and advice they needed and the love she wanted to give, and it was accepted by all and returned in the same way she gave both.
She loved her Royal Crown and the Kansas City Chiefs. She had many passions throughout her life: scuba diving, Amateur Radio Operator, Willie Nelson, Friday night dinners with her friends, and playing cards with her family. But there were two other passions that all who knew her remember well; quilting gave the greatest pleasure and especially with her mother. She quilted, taught quilting, attended the quilting shows and when she was not doing that, she prayed a lot, and thanked Him every day for our life together.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by The Highlands Funeral Home, 505 E. Williams Street, Barstow, Ca. A closed casket viewing will be held on February 1, 2021. The viewing takes place between 3 and 7 PM at the Highlands Funeral Home. A grave site service and burial will be at the Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518, on February 15, 2021 at 2:30.