Our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and friend Cherise Cecile “Cici” Bement passed away peacefully on January 8th, 2022, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident days before.
She was born on June 11th, 1958, in Salt Lake City and was the 4th of seven children, the only girl. She is preceded in death by her infant son Alvino Joseph Florez II, her parents Kenneth Allen (Marjorie) Bement and Oteria Wooten (John) Bagley and her three brothers Brent, David and Ken. She is survived by her children Amanda (Kona) Makakona, Monica Florez (Noall Foxley), Janda (Paul) Bouzakis, 12 grandchildren: Alisha (Pale), Savannah, Pailate, Braden, Naia, Kekona, Gabe, Kalei, Scarlet, Olivia, Mathis, and Chrissoula, and her siblings Rory (Rebecca), Steven, and Boyd.
Cherise had immense love and pride for her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was looking forward to the birth of her 1st great grandbaby (a girl) in March 2022. Throughout her life, Cherise loved to travel, be in the sunshine, camp and go on road trips. Unfortunately, she was unable to do much of these things the last several years due to health issues, neck and spine surgeries and later, the pandemic. Her last trip was in 2019 to California with her daughter, Amanda, and her family.
Cherise was Diet Coke’s #1 customer, lover of Twizzlers, Doritos, and all things chocolate. She was a strong, generous, and extraordinary soul who helped anyone who needed it. She was known to take in and care for anyone who asked. Her beautiful green eyes, dazzling smile, sassy attitude and contagious laughter and humor will stay with those who loved her forever.
Cherise you are loved so deeply, and are missed so much by so many. We are at peace knowing you are no longer in pain. Please watch over us, we love you always.
Services will be held Friday, January 14th, at 12:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary 260 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City. Friends may call Thursday from 6 - 8 pm, and Friday 10 - 11:45 a.m. at the same location. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E. 10600 S. in Sandy
Due to the unexpected circumstances we are accepting any donations to help cover the funeral costs. Anything is appreciated, we thank you all for your outpouring love and support during this difficult time.
Remembering yu., yu were always so cheerful such a great person I'm gona miss yu r friendship ,... But yu are at peace now. Yu r at the side of our Lord. Yu r back with yu r true father , God bless yu and yu r family good friend.
Cherise brought tons of laughter and joy to many friends! She will be missed. Rest In Peace my sweet high school friend….
My deepest condolences to the whole family. Rarely do we meet someone as special as CiCi, she was truly an amazing person. Rest in Love my friend!
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember the cancer walk we did at Liberty Park with your mom in the rain. I hope the happy memories you had together brings some comfort to you during this difficult time. Sending your ohana love and light. Always, Piikea
Truly sorry for your families loss. I never knew your mom but anytime I saw her she was always smiling. May she Rest In Peace and may you and your family take this time to go through this healing process. Love you all and again truly sorry