Cherie A. Yattaw

Oct 05, 2018
Cherie Yattaw

Port Clyde — Cherie Ann Pratt Yattaw, 69, returned to her heavenly home Oct. 2, 2018, to take her place among the angels.

Born in Rockland, Aug. 25, 1949, Cherie was the daughter of Harold and Marguerite Stairs Pratt. She graduated from Rockland High School in 1967. On June 17, 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Kip Yattaw. They spent most of their lives and raised their three children in Port Clyde.

For 28 years, until its closure, Cherie was employed at Outward Bound School. For the last 11 years she served the community that she loved, which became her second family, at the St. George Town Office. She is best known as the town ‘hugger’ and would not let anyone leave her presence without one. She was an avid cook, canner, gardener, and a world-class knitter.

Cherie had a special relationship with each of her grandchildren and great-grandchild, she loved them more than anything, and enjoyed spoiling them.

Other than her parents, Cherie was pre-deceased by four siblings, Harold Pratt Sr., Russell Pratt, Ruth Maxine Fields and Erlaine ‘Bette’ Wilson. She is survived by her beloved husband of 51 years, Kip, of Port Clyde; her children, Christopher Yattaw and his wife Tori, of Warren, Quentin Yattaw and his companion Joy Little, of Rockland, Josette Stone and her husband Jason, of Cushing; four grandchildren, Taylor Yattaw, Olivia Stone, Jonas Stone, Halsey Yattaw; one great granddaughter, Emma Young Yattaw; a niece who she considered a sister, Marguerite Wilson and her husband Bruce Hodsdon, of Port Clyde, as well as several other nieces, nephews, extended family members and dear friends.

Friends and relatives are invited to visit from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8 at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. A service celebrating Cherie’s life, will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main St. The Reverend Wayne Sawyer will officiate. Interment will follow at South Parish Cemetery, Ridge Road in Tenants Harbor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. George Firefighters and Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 249, Tenants Harbor, ME 04860.

To share a memory or story with Cherie’s family, please visit their online Book of Memories at

Comments (1)
Posted by: Victoria Woodhull | Oct 05, 2018 20:13

I am saddened by this news. Cherie had a huge smile for anyone she met and/or knew. She was a pillar of kindness, strength, knowledge and wisdom during her 28 years at the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School - where I met her, knew her and learned from her. Later, in St. George, over the town office counter, we met again and she continued to share her smile and wisdom. She was a silent source of strength for both HIOBS and the town. I am lucky to have known her and will always remember her smile.


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