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Virginia Mae Eaton Cheney
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1933
Park County
Wyoming, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 2008
Park County
Wyoming, USA

Virginia Cheney died at her Powell home Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 on her 75th birthday.

She was born on Nov. 14, 1933, in Powell, the first child of William J. and Mae I. (Herboldsheimer) Eaton. She spent most of her life in and around the Powell area with portions of her childhood spent in Jerome, Ariz., and Bishop, Calif.

She married Vincent Allen McHoes in 1951. To that union were born four children, Deborah Ruth, Leann Rae, Vincent Allen, and Roland Wayne. The couple divorced in 1971.

She was remarried to Edgar A. Wutzke in 1972. Their blended family included two of his children from a previous marriage, Eddie and Bobbie Wutzke. To this union was born one child, Tina Gay. The couple was divorced in 1977.

Virginia remarried for the final time later that year to Alvin Vern Cheney. Their blended family included two sons from a previous marriage, Ronald and Bryan Cheney. Alvin was the love of her life, and they remained together until his death in 1990.

Virginia received her high school equivalency certificate in 1966 and took extension classes through Northwest Community College.

She was employed at a number jobs throughout her life, including JC Penney, the Coffee Cup Cafe, the Sure Bet Cafe and as a home daycare provider for many years. She was active in the Eagles Auxiliary and was the club's president in 1961.

Her hobbies included working on her scrapbooks, going to yard sales, playing cards, embroidering, crocheting and visiting with her family. Virginia was an avid collector of antiques and other oddities that caught her attention.

She was very much a homebody who surrounded herself with many pictures of her loved ones and resided in the same residence for 48 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Mae Eaton; her husband, Alvin Cheney; her daughter, Deborah deHaan; her sister, Rose Cannon; and brothers, William Ellis and Thomas Allen Eaton.

Surviving relatives include sons, Roland (Gus) McHoes of Cody and Vincent (Red) McHoes of Sheridan; daughters, Leann Kiernan of Portales, N.M. and Tina Walthall of Meridian, Idaho; brothers, William Leroy and Dan D. Eaton, and sister, Patricia Cothren, all of Powell.

She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place, with burial of cremains to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Family links: 
  William Joseph Eaton (1913 - 2006)
  Mae Isabell Heimer Eaton (1915 - 2005)
  Vincent Allen McHoes (1928 - 1996)*
  Alvin Vern Cheney (1940 - 1990)*
  Deborah Ruth McHoes deHaan (1951 - 1999)*
  Virginia Mae Eaton Cheney (1933 - 2008)
  William Ellis Eaton (1935 - 1935)*
  Rose Marie Eaton Cannon (1942 - 2007)*
  Thomas Allen Eaton (1944 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Crown Hill Cemetery
Park County
Wyoming, USA
Maintained by: Lostnwyomn
Originally Created by: BrixtonWy
Record added: Nov 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31538658
Virginia Mae <i>Eaton</i> Cheney
Added by: Lacee Hooper
Virginia Mae <i>Eaton</i> Cheney
Added by: Rose Wenstrom
Virginia Mae <i>Eaton</i> Cheney
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Miss you Grandma!
- Lacee Hooper
 Added: Aug. 26, 2013

- Rose Wenstrom
 Added: Oct. 11, 2012
Rest in peace.
- BrixtonWy
 Added: Nov. 19, 2008

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