Albert Zack Cheney, 88, passed away on Feb. 4, 2022. He spent his last two years staying with his daughter Jill in Halfway, Oregon and passed surrounded by family.
Zack was born Dec. 21, 1933 in Hollister, California. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and was an excellent swimmer. He made sure that his children were good swimmers, as well. He was responsible for saving the life of a little boy from drowning in the Pitt River in the mid 1960’s.
Zack served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War and often talked about his time spent on Mount Fuji Japan. Zack retired from 33 years working at Sierra Army Depot residing in Janesville.
In 2014, he was able to visit Thailand which was one of his most treasured vacations. He loved training dogs for his family and hunting. He was a member and judge of the Shoot To Retrieve Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents Forest and Katherine Cheney and his seven siblings; his first-born son Jessie whom passed away as a toddler; his wife Joyce Cheney passed in 2009.
He leaves behind three children; Judy Stickney (Don ), Jill Cheney, and Jason Cheney (Hannah ); four grandkids; David Cheney (Jessica ), Roy Bridges (Kendra ), Justin Bridges (Misha) , and Jessie Stickney; five great grandkids; Cora Stolz (Levi), Chris Money, Mark Cheney, Kylee and Rodger Bridges, and one more great granddaughter expected in April; great, great granddaughter Caliana Stolz. He had numerous nephews, nieces, self-adopted grandkids (Kerri, Kadie, Kira ) and very dear friends that he loved just as much as his own family.
Our father’s greatest satisfaction came from serving others. He was a member of the Herlong and Janesville Volunteer Fire Departments. If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers; we would be honored to have you make a donation in his memory to those that he loved helping most; your local fire department or the VFW directly or through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com.