In Memory

Cherie Temple (Blocker)

Cherie Temple (Blocker)


July 11, 1960 - August 6, 2015

GRANT, ALA.  Cherie Temple Blocker, age 55, went to heaven on Aug. 6, 2015. She was born on July 11, 1960, to the late Leigh and Ilene Temple in Rapid City, SD, and graduated from Rapid City Central High School in 1978. Cherie moved to Slidell, LA, in 1981 where she worked for Martin Marietta in support of the NASA Space Shuttle Program. She subsequently moved to Huntsville, AL, and worked at the Short-Range Air Defense and Close Combat Weapon System project offices at Redstone Arsenal. She met the love of her life and future husband, Peter Blocker, at Redstone Arsenal. They shared a common interest of motorcycle riding, which expanded to travel, food, art and having a good time with life! She was an avid lover of animals and opened her own dog biscuit business, "Something to Bark About Bakery" to sell gourmet animal treats throughout the southeast. In her lifetime, Cherie touched many lives with her kindness and loving spirit.

Survivors include her husband, Peter Blocker; two sisters, Diane Temple Lambert and spouse, Dan of Poulsbo, WA; Lynn Temple Gardner and spouse, Jeff of Hazel Green, AL; and brother, Alan Temple and spouse, Debbie of Rapid City, SD; eight nieces and nephews; five great-neices and great-nephews; and her beloved four-legged children, Boo, Tigger, Little Bit and Missy.

Cherie and her family would like to thank Dr. Jeremy Hon and the entire Clearview Cancer Institute's staff along with the Huntsville Hospital staff for taking great care of her throughout her cancer journey.

Please join us at Monte Sano Lodge Sunday, Aug. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the receiving of friends with "Celebration of Cherie's Life" at 4:30 p.m. Steve Hale and Jimmy Jones will be officiating.

Cherie believed in living life to the fullest and helping anyone she could, we are asking for anyone to share their thoughts, experiences, and relationship with Cherie during this event.

According to Cherie's wishes, in lieu of flowers, please contribute to Clearview Cancer Institute's foundation at or mail to Russel Hill Cancer Foundation, 3601 CCI Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805.

Berryhill Funeral Home in Huntsville, AL, is assisting the family.

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08/10/15 08:00 AM #1    

Brenda Wilson

To  her husband, family and friends I am so sorry for your loss. Cherie was a beautiful soul and I'm sure her passing will leave a void in your lives.  I pray God surrounds you, lifts you up and gives you strength in the days ahead. Godspeed Cherie.

Brenda Wilson,  Once a Cobbler  Always a Cobber !

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