E. Joan Cheney: Feb. 20, 1931-Nov. 1, 2017

E. Joan Cheney, age 86, a resident of Mount Vernon, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017.

She was born Feb. 20, 1931, on Whidbey Island, the daughter of Elmer and A. Lucille (Ensminger) Vogt. Ted Cheney and E. Joan were married, Jan. 17, 1953, at the First Christian Church in Mount Vernon and were married for 53-and-a-half years. The love of music played a huge roll in their lives.

A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 1200 E. Fir Street, Mount Vernon with a reception following at Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

E. Joan is survived by her son Ken and wife Debbie of Mount Vernon; son David of Bellingham; daughter Suzanne and husband, Don Curry of Arizona; three grandchildren; her brother Bob Vogt of Oak Harbor; and sister Jackie Eastman of Boise, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her sisters Ardis Ronhar and Phyllis Lovejoy.

Memorials may be given to Child Evangelism Fellowship, Skagit and Whidbey chapters, P.O. Box 1887, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. You may share your memories of E. Joan and sign her online guest register at www.kernfuneral home.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.

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