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Cherre Gene Bybee, 67, of Columbia, Missouri, was born in Odgen, Utah on August 5, 1953 and passed away peacefully on March 7, 2021 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Cherre was hospitalized on February 24, 2021 due to complications from an aggressive cancer. Cherre was an avid collector of hobbies and a life-long adventuress. She loved photography, sewing, cooking, and was a master lacemaker. She enjoyed meeting new people and was always up for a new experience.
Daughter of a military dad and married to a military man, Cherre lived out her dreams of visiting and living in faraway places, such as Iceland and Wales. She herself felt called to serve and in 1981 Cherre enlisted into the U.S. Navy and served for four years, with duty stations in Honolulu, Hawaii and Pacific Beach, Washington.
She is preceded in death by her father, Walter Brown, and mother, Carmeta (Connie) Brown. She is survived by the following: husband of 49 years, Rodney Bybee; daughter, Sally Bybee; two sisters, Arlene Kennedy and Tammy Haws.
There will not be a service at this time due to COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests supporting the following non-profit entities that Cherre was thankful for and passionate about:
American Red Cross of Columbia: 1511 S Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203 or click here to donate online.
Central Missouri Renaissance Festival: PO Box 355, Holts Summit, MO 65043 or click here to donate by PayPal.
American Cancer Society: Click here to donate online.