John Phillips Cheney 1917-2011
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John Phillips Cheney of Sacramento, CA died peacefully in his sleep on December 25, 2011, he was 94. He is survived by his wife, Delores, sons, John, Jay and Bill and daughters, Carol and Linda as well as many grandchildren. John was born and raised in Colusa, CA before going into the Army Air Corps in WWII where he trained pilot cadets in Florida. After the war, he settled in San Francisco, where he worked in the hospitality industry. After moving to San Jose, CA in the early 1960's, he was involved in manufactured home sales for over 30 years, retiring in 1994. He had been a resident of Sacramento for the past 34 years. In his earlier years, John was an avid outdoors man and hunter and a die-hard tennis fan. He will be truly missed by his family. May he rest in peace.
Published in Willows Journal from Jan. 4, 2012 to Jan. 4, 2013