Cheryl “Cherie” Foschetti-Miller, of Cherie Miller & Associates, passed away on February 19th, 2023, at the age of 78. She was a local entrepreneur and businesswoman, as well as a beloved mother, grandmother and friend.
Cherie was born September 19th, 1944, in Ottumwa, Iowa. At an early age and throughout her life, she defied expectations. She was born severely premature and was not expected to live long. Instead, she grew to be a uniquely talented and intelligent person. She learned to play piano by ear at the age of 4 and purchased her first typewriter at 10 years old with her own earned money. In 1959, Her family moved to La Puente, California. She dropped out of high school at 15 years old. She lied about her age to start a job in sales, a career that lasted her whole life. Cherie married young at 16 years old to Vincenzo “Jim” Foschetti and quickly had four children. In 1972, she returned to education, completing her associates degree from Pasadena College in a record nine months. She got her real estate license in 1974, and two years later, after much success, started her first real estate business, “Many Mansions.” In 1982 she graduated with her Juris Doctor law degree from Glendale College of Law. Seeking opportunity and cleaner air, Cherie moved to Yucca Valley in 1991 and founded Cherie Miller & Associates and later, Affordable Rentals. Her family followed in her footsteps and made their way to the Hi-Desert. The rest is history. Cherie published many written works about her own life, including her autobiography, “Escaping Poverty.”
Cherie was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ginny, and her late husband, Michael Miller.
She is survived by her husband David Lordan, her first husband, Vincenzo “Jim” Foschetti, her children, Mary Mactare, Madelaine (Steve) LaVoie, Virginia (John) Neal and Nick (Mary) Foshetti, her grandchildren, Lynee, Coleman, Hannah, Amelia, Ashley and Arthur, three great-grandchildren, as well as innumerable other family and friends. An intimate celebration of life will be held later in the spring with close family and friends. She will be laid to rest at Riverside National Cemetery, alongside her late husband Michael Miller.