Troy LeVerne Cheney
March 1, 1926 ~ September 9, 2013
Troy LeVerne Cheney, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, went to be with our Father in heaven, September 9, 2013. Troy was born in Lowell, KS, on March 1, 1926, to Troye and Opal Cheney. Troy was the oldest of six children. From Kansas the family moved to Calico Rock, AR, where they were living when Troy decided to join the Navy at the age of 17. Troy sailed on the USS Cascade from 1944 until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He learned to fire the big gun atop the ship, but mainly worked as the ships shoe repairman, also making wallets, belts and leather goods for the sailors and as gifts for the sailors friends and family. After Troy’s discharge from the Navy, the family moved to Wenatchee, WA. Troy met his one true love, Lenit Mary Layton, in Okanogan, WA, and they were married on August 16, 1947. They raised one son and five daughters in the Wenatchee area and have called the Wenatchee Valley their home for 66 years. Troy attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and had been a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the parish council and a jail ministry team member while attending Holy Apostles in East Wenatchee. Troy worked as a supervisor for Alcoa for 35 years and in his spare time enjoyed working in his orchards in Wenatchee and East Wenatchee, where he said he found quiet moments to spend with God.
Troy is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Lenit; son, Mike Cheney and daughter, Barbara Belt, both of Cortez, CO; daughter, Marilynn Jaso (Tom) of Houston, TX; daughter, Pam Prey of Spokane, WA; daughter, Sandra Ordway (Cary) of Chelan, WA; brother, Jim Cheney of Pendelton, OR; sister, Veda Connor of Morgan Hill, CA; brother, Lonnie Cheney of Hemet, CA; sister, Sarah France of Monroe, WA; sister, Betty Ross of Bastrop, TX; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Troy was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Reymond, in 2011.
There will be a Rosary at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 22, 2013 and a Memorial Mass at St. Joseph’s at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2013, followed by Inurnment at the Wenatchee Cemetery and a luncheon at Kuykendall Hall at St. Joseph’s immediately after. The church is located at 625 S. Elliott Street, Wenatchee, WA. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Wenatchee Right to Life, P.O. Box 1603, Wenatchee, WA 98807 or donate online at http://www.wenatcheertl.org/. Arrangements are by Telford’s Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee, WA.