Cherrie A. Anderson


Cherrie A. Anderson

May 5, 1949 – April 5, 2019

She was preceded in death by her mother, Evelyn Moore.  She is survived by her husband, Roger; children: Season Woodke (Drew), Adam Anderson (Sara), Colt Anderson (Natalia); father, Kenneth Moore; grandchildren, Hudson and Shay Woodke; brother, Denny Moore.

Celebration of Life Service:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:00pm at the West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.  Private Interment.  Memorials are suggested to The Cherrie A. Anderson Dance Scholarship Fund.



  • Linda Jacobsen Posted April 6, 2019 10:20 pm

    My heart aches for all of Cherrie’s loved ones, she was and is an angel.

  • Liz Posted April 7, 2019 7:29 am

    Cole – we only met briefly but I met your mom almost two years ago. Cherrie was always so kind to me and the rest of her neighbors. We will miss her greatly. Wishing you peace and love during this difficult time.

  • Lori Boyle Posted April 7, 2019 8:03 am

    Cherrie, I want to thank you for the opportunity to spend so many years of my life doing what I love. You were so supportive, complimentary, encouraging, honest and strong. You were an incredible boss who showed endless adoration and appreciation for her employees, and a mentor who saw no limits to what I could do. You always made me feel so proud. You had a way of making me feel so special and I always waited with nerves and excitement for you to see my work and let me know what you thought. To say you would gush over me would be an understatement, and always made me want to push to do better next time. You believed in women and in never holding back a compliment. You changed the lives of so many people. You will be so very missed. My love and strength to Season, Adam, Colt and all of your family.

  • Kim Wagner Posted April 7, 2019 9:39 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Cherrie’s passing. My daughters, Nicolette and Ashley, had so many wonderful experiences through dance with Season, Lori, and all the other staff under Cherrie’s direction and leadership. She positively impacted so many young dancer’s lives through the years. My sympathies to her family and the entire Cherrie Anderson dance family.

  • Bruce McKeag Posted April 7, 2019 10:12 am

    RA and family—our deepest sympathies to all of you in the loss of Cherrie. May the love and support of the many friends you both have help during this very difficult time. Know that our thoughts and prayers and with all of you.

  • Dara Rosenberg Posted April 7, 2019 2:04 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Cherrie’s passing. She quite literally had the single greatest influence over my life outside of family. Throughout my time as her student she not only grew my lifelong love of dance but gave me life long skills of confidence, hard work, tenacity and grace. She could make you work so hard without tearing you down. As a boss she gave me the space to grow as a teacher but guided best practices. I am grateful for the beautiful memories, friendships, & lifelong skills I received. She was my teacher, my boss, a surrogate parent, mentor, & friend. Her legacy carries on in all of her students & is being passed through those we we teach & meet along the way today. Sending all of my love to Season, Adam, Colt, their families, & all of the incredible women whose life she so deeply touched as she did mine.

  • Judy Brownfield Posted April 7, 2019 5:32 pm

    Our hearts are so saddened by the news of Cherrie’s passing. She was such a vivacious and lovely lady. I always enjoyed our lunches together and our many years of playing bridge together. She will be missed. Our sympathies to her lovely family that she loved so much. Judy and Steve

  • Ray Williams Posted April 8, 2019 12:01 am

    Will be thinking of your entire family in the days ahead.

  • Linda Pipher Thorsell Posted April 8, 2019 1:01 am

    My deepest sympathy to your family. Cherrie was a very talented and special person. She will be missed by many who knew her. May you be comforted in remembering all of the wonderful and happy times you had with her. With much sympathy. Linda

  • The Mangiameli Family Posted April 8, 2019 6:34 am

    We are so very sorry to hear of Cherrie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to you Season and your whole family.


    Ann, Joe, Lauren and Sara

  • Lisa Millen Pace Posted April 8, 2019 7:22 am

    I am so very sorry to hear of Cherrie’s passing. She was a funny, kind, loving woman and she will be missed greatly. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Liz Braun Posted April 8, 2019 9:30 am

    I can still see her dancing. She was truly a light. To Season and family- I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs, love and prayers to you all.

  • Cathy Trecek Posted April 8, 2019 10:33 am

    Season and family
    Our family is so sorry to hear of Cherrie passing. All of my daughters, Mary, Becky, Carrie and Debbie took dance from you, Season under your mom’s direction, for many years in Papillion. Mary ended up helping to teach in Bellevue and off of Maple for a year or two.
    I know they all enjoyed and benefited from the experience.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cathy Trecek

  • Janet Shafer Posted April 8, 2019 10:33 am

    So sorry to hear of Cherries passing. She was a wonderful dance teacher to my daughter Terri for over 10 years. I will cherish all those great dance recital’s. Rest in Paradise Cherrie. Prayers for her family.

  • Sharon Struve Posted April 8, 2019 5:49 pm

    Cherrie, you left us too soon and too unexpectedly. Just a week ago before you left us we had such a great chat and shared hugs. It was such a joy to watch Go Big Red Games with you. My sincere sympathy to the whole family. Cherrie was a joy to know and I sing her praises. Blessings to each of you. Sharon

  • Amy Posted April 8, 2019 8:22 pm

    As your great niece I should have known you better. You touched so many lives I’m proud. Thank you.

  • Barry Lee Posted April 9, 2019 9:13 am

    My heart truly breaks for your entire family. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful lady. God bless you all. Barry Lee Family

  • Kari Abel Posted April 9, 2019 9:49 am

    Merry thoughts and prayers to Cherrie’s family????

  • Bill Lee Posted April 10, 2019 5:52 am

    As the Lighting Tech at the Omaha Music Hall and Union Stagehand I was privileged to work beside Cherrie and the Anderson family many times over the years, her dedication and professionalism to dance and her students was always center stage. A wonderful dancer in her own right I illuminated the stage so that she could light it with dance. The Music Hall is gone but dance will live on, my son Joe, President of our Local, now lights the stage for Season. Last night at our monthly meeting we took a moment to remember Cherrie and the impact she had on entertainment in Omaha. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Anderson Family and the CA Dance Family as well.
    Bill Lee
    Business Agent
    International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 42
    Stagehands Union, Omaha, NE 1896-2019

  • Larry & Rose Brown Posted April 10, 2019 7:03 am

    Our sincere sympathies as you mourn the loss of Cherri.

  • Kris Kline Posted April 10, 2019 10:55 am

    Stephen and I are so very sorry to hear of Cherrie’s passing. She and I taught together decades ago, and throughout these many years Steve and I had the honor of keeping in touch with her. What a gift she was to everyone who knew her. ~ Season, Adam, and Colt…We watched you grow up through your mom’s eyes, and her love of you was beautiful. We send our heartfelt sympathy to you and the rest of your family.

  • Karol Streit Posted April 10, 2019 4:18 pm

    Dear Season and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother was a very special lady and can only imagine how you are feeling. I am sending you lots of healing love.

  • Maria Jacobsen Posted April 12, 2019 12:43 pm

    Dear Season and family,
    I was deeply sorry for the loss of your beatiful and loving mother. I know it has been years ago when you took piano lessons from me and my yougest daughter took dance lessons from your mother. It was wonderful memories of your family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

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