Harriet May Cheney passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake, NY with her daughter Linda by her side.
Harriet was born on July 9, 1934 to Loren and Keturah (LaDue) Cheney. She married Darwin Cheney (not related) on October 2, 1955. They had three children, sons Mike and Steve Cheney and daughter Linda (Cheney) Pickering.
Harriet worked as a telephone operator after graduating high school and then a stay at home mom until her children were teenagers. During the 1980 Olympics she had the opportunity to once again work as an operator during the games. She then went to work for Joseph Denis at Sears & Roebuck. She also worked at Key Bank then as a home health aide. She worked as a foster grandparent at the LP Quinn Elementary school where she was known to the children as “Mim”. She loved it and they all loved her.
Harriet was an avid bowler in the 70’s with teams Cigar McSween’s, The Waukesha and Canali’s Restaurant and later with the Seniors. She was a member of the United Community Church, Moose Lodge and the Red Hats.
Harriet is survived by her son Mike & wife Heidi Cheney of Tupper Lake, NY, son Steve Cheney of Holden Beach, NC and daughter Linda (Cheney) Pickering & husband Neil Pickering of Piercefield, NY, 6 Grandchildren, 8 Great-grandchildren with 2 more on the way, brothers Watson & wife Joyce Cheney of AZ and Gerald & wife Sharon Cheney of Green Pond, NY and FL.
Harriet was pre-deceased by her parents Loren and Keturah (LaDue) Cheney, Her husband Darwin Cheney and a brother Loren Cheney, Jr. Calling hours are scheduled for Friday, October 19 from 2 - 4 pm at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough funeral home. A service will follow at 4pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gale Cemetery.