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Cheryl Jeanne Rasmussen Harper

March 27, 1953 - January 16, 2014

Born and raised in San Pedro, Cheryl went to be with her parents Mary Lou and Malcolm after a brave battle with melanoma. She attended Point Fermin Elementary, Dana Jr. High and was a S'70 graduate of San Pedro High School. She was a member of the Emanons youth club. In 1971 she married the love of her life Richard Harper. First and foremost she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Her house was the gathering place for her children's friends. To many she was like a second mother. As her children grew she was active in Eastview Little League, San Pedro Bobby Sox and San Pedro High School Lady Boosters. She loved baking cookies with her grandsons, attending their sporting events, Hawaii, reading and going to the beach with her girlfriends. She is survived by her devoted husband, Richard; children, Michelle (Rich) Quiroz, Tim (Melissa) Harper and Kimberly Harper; her beloved grandsons, Jake and Brody Harper and Aiden Quiroz; sisters, Kathy (John) Tipich and Susie (Danny) Smith; and niece, Jennifer Smith. She also leaves step-mother, Alice Rasmussen; father-in-law, Jack Harper; sister-in-law, Jackie Esteves; and nephew, Rick (Georgine) Esteves and their daughters, Erin and Kristin. Services will be held at 10 am Friday, January 31, 2014 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1292 W. Santa Cruz St. San Pedro 90732. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105 or Melanoma Research Foundation, PO Box 759329, Baltimore, MD 21275-9329. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 27, 2014
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