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Obituary: CHENEY, DANNY

Published: Sunday, Sept. 21 2014 8:31 p.m. MDT

Danny Kay Cheney "Danny Boy" 6/1/1948 ~ 6/29/2011

"And I shall rest in peace until you come to me.Oh, Danny Boy, Oh, Danny Boy, I love you so." KAYSVILLE - Danny Kay Cheney, 63, returned home to his Heavenly Father following a long and courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, surrounded by his family. Danny was born June 1, 1948 in Rupert, Idaho to Harold Hugh and Lila Banner Cheney. He was raised in Heyburn and Burley, Idaho. Following a two year mission to Brazil for the LDS Church, he attended Ricks College where he met his sweetheart, Crystal Lynette Myers. They were married and sealed for time and all eternity on June 12, 1970, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Danny attended Boise State College where he studied Accounting. He was a voracious learner and always worked toward excellence in all he did. Moving his young family to Utah to start Cheney Brothers Construction with his brothers in 1974, he began a legacy of true craftsmanship that has spanned 38 years and continues on with his own sons. He loved work and serving others. He has blessed the lives of many through his service, kindness and generosity. Danny and his unique sense of humor will be greatly missed by his family and all with whom he associated. He was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Danny is survived by his wife, Crystal, of 41 years and their six children: Don (Scarlett), Kaysville; Sam (Melissa), South Weber; Ben (Daci), Layton; Lynette (Brian) Perkins, Ashburn, VA; Wayne (Kelly), Layton; and Christopher (Allison), Kaysville; his siblings: Darwin, Darrell, Dennis, Duane, Don and DeAnn (Nye) and their spouses, and 25 grandchildren. Danny is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lila. Funeral services will be Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd. Friends may visit family Thursday, 6-8 p.m. and Friday, 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lakeview Memorial Estates in Bountiful. Donations in Danny's honor may be made to the LDS Humanitarian Fund. Condolences may be shared at: www.lindquistmortuary.com