Helen F. Chenault
Nikiski resident Helen F. Chenault died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, in Bullhead City, Ariz., from emphysema. She was 68.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at First Baptist Church in Kenai. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Chenault home immediately following graveside services at the Kenai Cemetery.
Mrs. Chenault was born in Louisville, Ky., on Sept. 5, 1937, to Bob and Inez Landrum. In 1954, she met Bill Chenault and they were married in 1955.
In 1967, the Chenaults moved to Alaska. Mrs. Chenault owned and operated Inez’s Western Wear in Kenai and a beauty salon in Nikiski for many years. In 1969, she and Mr. Chenault started an oilfield construction company, QWICK Construction Inc. They did work for Agrium and many of the oil companies on the Kenai Peninsula before her retirement in 1993.
Mrs. Chenault was involved in a variety of community activities including the Alaska Republican Party, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Birch Ridge Ladies Golf The Morning Glories, Desert Lake Ladies Golf in Bullhead City, Ariz., and the Nikiski Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Kenai Chamber of Commerce she was recognized for her strong community dedication with the Log Cabin Award.
Mrs. Chenault was preceded in death by her husband, Bill H. Chenault; grandson, David Chenault; parents, Robert and Inez Landrum; and sister and brother-in-law, Abby and Wilma Kidd.
She is survived by her children, Kim Foley and Ron Chenault of Kenai; Teresa Chenault of Bullhead City, Ariz.; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Tanna Chenault of Nikiski, Don and Sharaf Chenault of Cascade, Idaho, and Thomas “Rocky” Foley of Kenai; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirlee and Sonny Baughman of Belle Fouche, S.D., and Linda and Murdock Williams of Rome, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Carolyn Landrum of Hobbs, N.M.; and grandchildren, Ian and Katie Foley, Brandon, Elisha, Shanda, Miranda, Anna, DJ, Chase, Tyler and Conner Chenault and Cameron Heikkila.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kenai or Nikiski girls basketball programs or to charity.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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