John Timothy Cheuvront, 66, of Knappa, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in Knappa.

He was born Jan. 29, 1943, in Aliquippa, Pa., to John and Goldie Marie (Kives) Cheuvront.

He attended the Allegheny Institute in Pennsylvania, and served in the U.S. Navy.

In 1973, he married Eileen D. Barendse Bagley Cheuvront in Knappa. She survives, residing in Knappa.

Mr. Cheuvront worked in coal mines and steel mills in Pennsylvania before coming to Oregon. He worked at the Wauna Mill for 30 years as a Oregon certified wastewater system operator, retiring in 1999. He and his wife were in partnership with the Rohne Dairy Farm in Brownsmead from 1980 to 1984. He also held a private airplane pilot's license.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Astoria, Astoria Lions Club and the Brownsmead, Knappa, Svensen Sportsmen's Club. He served on the Knappa School Board and the Clatsop County Fair Board.

Family members said his hobbies were trap shooting, golf, building golf clubs, photography, computers, woodworking, riding motorcycles, skiing and music. He enjoyed running the Astoria Trolley and took great pride in his French and Scottish heritage.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two stepdaughters, Sue Martin and her husband, John Paul, and Helen Bagley Rund and her husband, Doug, all of Knappa; two stepsons, Lewie Bagley and his wife, Cheryl, of Long Beach, Wash., and Bill Bagley of Florida; four brothers, Bill Cheuvront of Warrenton, Chuck Cheuvront of West Virginia, Ed Cheuvront of Salem and Earl Cheuvront of Florida; two nieces, Debi Cheuvront-Kelly and her husband, Dan Kelly, and Linda Cheuvront, all of Astoria; and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Don Cheuvront; and a nephew, al Cheuvront.

A memorial will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd St.

A private graveside service with vault interment will be held at Knappa Prairie Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lower Columbia Hospice, or a charity of one's choice, in care of Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary, 1165 Franklin Ave., Astoria, OR 97103.

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