Amber L. Cavanaugh

Amber Lynn Cavanaugh, 37 of Dubuque, IA passed suddenly on June 4, 2021.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 14th, 2021, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road where services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Entombment will be at a later date in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

She was born October 16, 1983, in Dubuque, Iowa Daughter of Diane Cavanaugh and Frank C. Parsons III.

Amber enjoyed working with the public. She always had a friendly smiling face and got along with those she came in contact with. She accumulated many long-lasting friendships and great customers in the service industry over the years. Her most recent employment being at Ihop and Mason Dixon.

Amber had a deep love of animals, especially dogs. Her hobbies included drawing, listening to music, journaling, makeup, and sewing.

Amber faced many struggles throughout her short life but loving and caring for her children and family were not one of them. When she loved, she loved with everything she had. She enjoyed spending time with all her family and always had to be the life of the party. She will be loved and missed dearly by so many.

Amber is the mother of 4 biological children as well as Bryon Manning who she considered her son. She reserved a special place in her heart for Tom Ruden who she looked to as her dad.

Amber is survived by her four children: Gage Cavanaugh of Mason City, IA, Cearden, Cadence and Jensen Cavanaugh; one granddaughter Isabelle, and another grandchild expected in 2021.  Her mother Diane Cavanaugh, Dubuque, IA; her father Frank C. Parsons, Fort Myers, FL; four sibling’s: Travis Cavanaugh, Morgan Ruden, and Haley Cavanaugh all of Dubuque and step sister, Brittany Parsons of Fort Myers FL. her estranged husband Jeremy Gmur-Cavanaugh; a niece Aiyonna Wilson, 3 nephews, Gunner and Brantley Finzel, and Kashden Carroll-Cavanaugh; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins

Amber is preceded in death by her Maternal grandparents John “Peach” and Rita (Splinter) Cavanaugh; her aunt Julie Unsen, and two uncles Dale Cavanaugh and Ronnie Hess.

Our family thanks you all for the love and support during this extremely challenging time.

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