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1982 Trudy 2016

Trudy L. Denery

July 18, 1982 — August 17, 2016

Trudy Lynn Denery, the daughter of Jeff and Judy (Smith)Miller and Jeff Carlson was born July 18, 1982 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended Washington High School. After school, Trudy became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked many years at the Countryside Estates and Careage Hills Nursing Homes in Cherokee. Trudy was blessed, along with Josh Waterman, to have a beautiful daughter Alexis, who was the light of her life. "Tru Dawg" or "Big Momma", as Trudy was often called, was a very outgoing and fun-loving person who loved everyone. She thoroughly enjoyed caring for the residents at the care center. She enjoyed tubing down the river, rapping music to her friends and family, and attending her nephews sporting events. She was a huge role model to her nieces and nephews. Most of all, she cherished the time spent with her daughter Alexis. On Tuesday, August 17, 2016, at age 34, Trudy died unexpectedly following complications from surgery. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hildegard and Manfred Smith, Sr., and Bernadette Carlson, and uncles, Manfred Smith Jr., James Smith, Robert Hansen and Rick Carlson. She is survived by her daughter Alexis Waterman of Cherokee; her parents, Judy (Jeff) Miller of Cherokee, and Jeff Carlson of Sioux City, IA; a sister, Wendy Faist (Cody Young) and a brother, Steven Smith (Katie Harms) all of Cherokee, IA; her nieces Mariela and Jade Smith; her nephews Tyler, Trevor and Zachary Faist,other relatives and friends.
SERVICES
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016, at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Jon Riggert
CASKET BEARERS
Steven Smith Cody Young Tyler Faist Trevor Faist Zach Faist Brian Avis Mike Schueder
VISITATION
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 3:00 until 5:00 on Sunday, August 21st. The family will be present at that time.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
At a later date.
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