Cheneé Marie Arave

Cheneé Marie Arave, 38, of Idaho Falls, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

She was born Aug. 31, 1974, to Rick Stamm and Nancy Furmanski. She lived in Texas, North Carolina, California, Utah and Idaho.

She attended Dayspring Christian Academy. She was attending ISU in pursuit of a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree.

Cheneé and Gregg Arave were married in Idaho Falls on Oct. 30, 2007.

She worked for Qwest and Best Buy.

Cheneé enjoyed being a friend and "Mom" to many.

Cheneé lived a life of true charity, offering love, laughter and hope into the lives of family, friends and associates, creating an enduring impact within each heart she touched. Her gift will be a lasting legacy, as each of us reflect into the world the light she shared so freely.

Survivors include her husband, Gregg Arave of Idaho Falls; children, Ashlei, Patrick, Rebecca, Nea and Jaiddon, all of Idaho Falls; father and stepmother, Rick and Linda Stamm of Johnson City, Tenn.; mother, Nancy Furmanski of Pocatello; stepfather, Rick Williamson of Ovid, Idaho; stepfather, Fred McNinch of Idaho Falls; stepparents, Deborah and Stan Hager of Charlotte, N.C.; granddaughters, Olivia and Genevieve; parents-in-law, Lynn and Gayla Arave of Idaho Falls; brothers, John Stamm of Charlotte, N.C., and Chris and Caleb Stamm, both of Johnson City, Tenn.; sister and brother-in-law, Melonna Stamm and Scott Baumgartner of Groveland, Fla.; and brothers-in-law, Gavin and Gary Arave.

Memorial services will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Skyline Activity Center, 1575 N. Skyline Drive.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westmark Credit Union, c/o Cheneé Arave Memorial Fund, 2520 Channing Way, Idaho Falls, ID 83404.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Coltrin Mortuary & Crematory
2100 East First Street Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 524-1000

Published in Post Register on Apr. 27, 2013