SAWYER, MI. - Cheyenne Mariah LaVoy, age 21, of 106 Caribou Street, Gwinn, began her new journey, Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at home.
Born May 3, 1991 in Marquette, Cheyenne was raised in Marquette until age five when she moved to Sawyer. She worked part time with the National Geographic Global Response at Sawyer as a customer service representative at the call center. She also did volunteer work. Cheyenne was a gifted, passionate artist when it came to drawing, writing, and photography. Her photos of landscapes, family and friends, and still life of things she loved, were always worthy of praise and favorable comment by those who viewed them. Her eventual hope was to become a writer, particularly about women, and stories for children and young teens.
Cheyenne is survived by her mother, Debbie L. LaVoy of Sawyer; brother, Oren W. Lewis of Gwinn; her maternal grandmother, Margaret LaVoy of Ishpeming; her boyfriend, William O'Connor of Gwinn; special friends, Michelle Barnett of Almont and Laurie Greathouse Phillips of Bark River, who were her Godmothers; special friends, Jodi Lohfink of Gwinn, Elizabeth Garza of Austin, TX, Alyssa Kauppila of Gwinn, and Lacy LaMere of Marquette; her canine companions, Pudgy, Emma, and Gabriella Rose; feline pal, KeKe; and numerous friends who loved her and will miss her. Cheyenne was preceded in her new journey by her maternal grandfather, Oren LaVoy.
A private family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free."
The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condolences may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com