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July 22nd, 2014

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CLIFTON H. CHENEY

March 20, 1953 - December 30, 2013

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: February 23, 2014

Obituaries » CLIFTON H. CHENEY

CHENEY, CLIFTON HOLMES, 60, formerly of Northfield and Williamstown, died on December 30, 2013 at his home in Landrum S.C. He had been in failing health and suffered a fatal heart attack. He was born on March 30, 1953 in Perth Amboy, N.J., the third son of Merton Lincoln Cheney and his wife Lois (Holmes). He graduated in 1971 from Northfield High School, in Northfield, Vt. Shortly after, he joined the US. Air Force and became an MP serving in Okinawa. After the service, he settled into the home his parents had owned on Mill Hill Road in Northfield. He married Debra (Miller) on August 25, 1979. Clif was a very hard worker and held a variety of jobs in Vermont. His favorite job was as a school bus driver for the Northfield School District, and he was well liked by the students and parents. He also worked as a custodian at the high school. He and his family later moved to Williamstown, but as his health began to decline, they decided to move to the warmer climate of South Carolina. Clif was predeceased by his father, Merton Cheney, his stepmother Janice Cheney, and one grandson. He is survived by his loving wife Debra, of Landrum, S.C., his mother Lois Hebert of Palm Bay, Fla., his five sons: Raymond Cheney (wife Sonya) of Williamstown; Theron Cheney (wife Amanda) of East Barre; Christopher Cheney (wife Colleen) of Barre; Clifton Cheney, Jr, (wife Kelly) of Northfield; and Leon Cheney (wife Deborah) of S.C.; two brothers: Merton Cheney (wife Sheri) of Indio, Calif.; Theron Cheney (wife Linda) of Palm Bay, Fla.; a sister, Lauren (husband Bruce) Turner of South Royalton; a half-sister, Becky Dodge, and a half-brother, Joshua Cheney both in Vt.; his father-in-law Wilbur Miller of Landrum,S.C.: three sisters-in-law; and brother-in-law Robert Hunnel in Landrum, SC.; ten grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Clif was greatly loved by all his relatives and friends. He was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. Even in poor health he maintained his cheerfulness and good nature; he was kindhearted, going out of his way to help others in need. He was a man of deep faith, a member of Jehovah’s Witness Congregation, always putting his trust in Jehovah. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held at the home of Theron Cheney, 20 High St., East Barre on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 3 pm with a potluck supper to follow at 4pm.

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