Naomi Cheney

Monday, March 15, 2010
Naomi Cheney

Naomi Mae Bullock Cheney, 90, of Vancouver, Wash., formerly of Mountain Home, passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2010.

Services will be held March 20, 2010, with a viewing at 10: a.m. and funeral services at 11:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mountain Home Idaho Stake Center. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Mountain Home. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.

Naomi was born in Twin Falls on Sept. 29, 1919, the daughter of Charles and Bonnie (Shaw) Allbright. The family moved to Pocatello when she was about 4 years old. They lived there until Naomi graduated from high school.

Naomi married James Leroy Bullock on Dec. 11, 1937, in Pocatello and they moved to Arbon Valley to live and work on a wheat farm with his parents, John Henry and Mary Ann Bullock, their family of ten and many ranch hands. Naomi and James later moved back to Pocatello where their two sons, James and John, were born.

James' job took them many places, some of them being: Fairfield, Salem, Ore., Buhl and then to Gooding where their daughter, Bonnie Kay, was born. From there they went to Coeur d'Alene and then to Boise, where Naomi was a bookkeeper for Madison Furniture.

They later settled in Mountain Home and Naomi worked for Gloria's Floral as her bookkeeper, Pettingil's Gas Station and for Vern Galespie. Naomi loved her flower and vegetable gardens. She canned many jars of fruit and vegetables and her family always had plenty to eat. She was always helping and caring for her family and she gave much love to her friends that surrounded her.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and she was very active in the church.

A year after her husband, James, passed away on Jan. 9, 1988, Naomi married Staley Cheney of Gooding on Jan. 13, 1989. They lived in Gooding for ten years where Naomi and Staley bought and sold cattle and fruit. They enjoyed traveling and being with family. Staley died Dec. 24, 1998.

Naomi had macular degeneration. She was also fighting cancer of the pancreas and suffered from three strokes. So to assist with her care, in August of 2001 Naomi moved to Vancouver, Wash., to live with her daughter, Bonnie Kay Field, and she resided there until her death.

Naomi is survived by her sons, James S. and his wife, Sheri Bullock, of Shelton, Wash., John C. and his wife, Barbara Bullock, of Renton, Wash., her daughter, Bonnie Kay and her husband, Durrell Garn Field, of Vancouver, Wash., 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Naomi was the last living of all the Allbright and Bullock family of her generation.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, June, her brother, Robert, her first husband, James Bullock, and all his family, and her second husband, Staley Cheney, and a great-grandchild.

We will all miss her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Naomišs name can be made to the Primary Children's Hospital, 100 Mario Capecchi Dr #1500, Salt Lake, Utah 84113.