Joseph Louis Chevreaux, Jr.
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 27, 1950
  • Place of birth:
    Auburn, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Oct 5, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    San Angelo, Texas, United States
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure...

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Joe Chevreaux, Jr., 62, who passed away on October 5, 2013 following a battle with cancer. We will love and remember him forever.

Joe was born Nov 27th, 1950 in Auburn CA., to Joseph L. and Martha E. (Wilson) Chevreaux.

He graduted from The University of Nevada - Reno in 1973 where he met his beautiful wife Meredith Jones. They were married in Walla Walla, WA on Jan 6th 1973.

He is survived by his wife, Meredith; son and daughter-in-law, Barton and Jessica Chevreaux of San Antonio, TX; grandchildren, Allison and Zachary; daughter, Laura; and sister and brother-in-law Susan and Terry Allen of AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph & Martha; and his brother Matthew.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Laura Chevreaux on 5th October 2017

"Four years ago today I stood at the side of your bed and said goodbye. Not much has changed, as the reality that you're gone is still daily occurrence for me. Living out here in Wyoming, I feel your presence and think of you every day. Charles and I are out hunting, jeeping and trying to live life to the fullest. We've been in the new house for a full year. I know you'd be in disbelief, as I never was one to stand still or stay in one place too long. I wore your old orange hat to successfully hunt my first antelope, and plan to wear it again this year when I go deer hunting. There's so many beautiful things here, that I wish I could call and share with you. I think that's the hardest, not being able to pick up the phone and hear you call me 'kiddo'. Didn't matter how old I was, always 'kiddo'. And your hugs, I sure do miss those. Nothing like dad's hugs or a good phone call to set me straight. Bart and the kids are doing well, A & Z are so big now. Bart is leading the industry in his field, and I know he misses you terribly. Mom is forging ahead, trying to be strong, but I know deep down she'll always miss you. She's still in Texas, spending as much time with the grand kids as possible. I hate that life goes on every day, every year without you, but I know you wouldn't want it to stop for any of us. I thank you so much for the wisdom and guidance you were able to provide in the time I had with you. Forever in my heart, and always on my mind. I love you, Dad."

This tribute was added by john flem on 8th October 2016

"As we get older Joe's legacy gets bigger in our eyes respectively so.He developed a hot shot crew that most went on to very successful lives into the quarry industry. Obviously he touched my life and I will continue to do so"

This tribute was added by Laura Chevreaux on 8th August 2016

"You've been on my mind a lot lately. Our lives continues to forge ahead and change. Yet I still miss you more every day. Charles is treating me great and we're getting ready to buy a house! Who would've thought? Somehow I always thought you'd be there to help me plant my first rose bush or rhododendron. Mom is doing well. Walking with her FitBit and trying to stay active. She's staying with Bart and enjoying her time with the grand kids. Allison and Zach have gotten so big since you've been gone. Just wanted to let you know that I miss you, and struggle almost daily that I can't pick up the phone to talk to you. I still hear you in my head at softball, telling me to breath and 'hit through the ball'. We talk about you a lot and travel all the places I know you would've loved. I'm doing my best to keep mom out of trouble and be there for Bart. If you can say a prayer for all of us, I think we all need it right now. Love you and miss you tons. XoXoXoXoXoX"

This tribute was added by john flem on 5th October 2015

"Always thinking of Joe. Huge mentor of mine, words cant express what a difference he has made in my life. THANKS Joe"

This tribute was added by Laura Chevreaux on 27th August 2015

"Been thinking about you a lot lately Dad. It's been almost 2 years and my whole life is different without you in it. I got married this year and didn't have to use a club to drag him up the aisle, like you used to joke with me. Mom cried, I cried and I think Bart did too. I never imagined walking down the aisle without you. Bart did great though and managed to keep me laughing. I would've been a mess without him. I miss you all the time and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I use your advice and wisdom daily, and it keeps me out of trouble at work. Choices and challenges are what's life is all about. I miss you Dad. There's a lot of people out there that do too. And don't worry I'm keeping those promises I made you, and keeping Mom out of trouble."

This tribute was added by Don Carroll on 17th August 2015

"I don't have a memory of growing up in Auburn, that doesn't  include Joe. He was born at Highland Hospital. I was born on Thanksgiving day and Joe came along 2 days later while I was still there. My other room mate at the hospital was Emery Homes who was born a few minutes after me. We stayed close friends for many years, I'll see him in the after life. " One of the nicest guys that I had the privilege to call a friend"."

This tribute was added by chris hart on 6th October 2014

"i cant believe its been a year.
Joe was a good guy. he did a lot for me, and my family.
we also had some fun!!
working for him, was pretty much a adventure for me, and a lot of the other guys, too."

This tribute was added by Pattie Feicht on 5th October 2014

"Cannot believe its been a year. Within that time I have heard so many high remarks on Joe and family. How they had opportunity to work and know his family. Now if only the Town of Auburn would do something
In Honor of his memory. So much good, so many friends and family
Still missing him! Once again Condolences to his family
Most Sincerely
Chevreaux-Feicht Family"

This tribute was added by Mary Luke on 5th October 2014

"Remembering my kind cousin, Joe Chevreaux today."

This tribute was added by David Monden on 29th June 2014

"I worked with Joey for 18 years. I was in town, and at the GP sometimes. He taught me about scales and aggregate that I didn't know. I left in 2001 and I haven't found rock or sand as strong as ours was. Joey was my friend. He and I had the same battle with cancer. I won. I don't know who picks who wins, but I think he had more to offer than me. Maybe he drank to much Pepsi. I miss him. Meredith, you are in my heart. Thanks for the help at the GP. David"

This tribute was added by john flem on 14th January 2014

"Worked with Joey for 12+ years at Chevreaux in Meodow Vista along with Bart and Laura. Huge mentor of mine and to my co-workers. Made a huge impact on a lot of lives."

This tribute was added by diana wisen on 30th December 2013

"Thank you for sharing all these wonderful pictures.  They show what a dedicated family man he was."

This tribute was added by Stephanie Carpenter on 26th October 2013

"I met Joe after he moved to Brady, TX.. He would come into the restaurant I  worked at 2-3 times a week. We would talk about family and work. He was a bright spot in my life and  I was blessed with the opportunity to work in their home and to get to know them better. He loved his family and he will surely be missed. My deepest and sincere sympathy. May you all find peace today. Stephanie"

This tribute was added by Rick Lawrence Sr. on 13th October 2013

"My dad worked for Joe Sr for years, he drove cement truck !! Joey and I made the business our play ground we were just just little guys ! We sure got in a lot of trouble them days, we always seemed to be some where we shouldn't be. He had a ole 2 wheel drive motor cycle think it was a trail blazer we tore up the piles of rock and sand sooo many times. We used to play hide and go seek in the tunne"

This tribute was added by Ann Derry on 12th October 2013

"Joe was my boss for a few years and during that timeframe he taught me so much about processing stone.  He knew his stuff and he knew it well.  He always challenged me and supported me as my boss.  Joe also had a great sense of humor that he brought to the office every day.  He will be greatly missed.  My prayers go out to his family and friends."

This tribute was added by Roy Smith on 11th October 2013

"He was a friend, and an inspiration to my own education as well as my boss for 10 years at the gravel plant. He had relentless determination and championed many innovative ideas that were implemented in his business. Working for Joe was more of an adventure than a job. I will always remember him for his commitment to family, his business and his employees. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Mary Luke on 10th October 2013

"To Meridith, Laura, Bart, Jessica, and children:  Joey, my first cousin, was just about the bravest man I ever knew.  He fought a long battle with cancer, but he was never concerned about himself first.  He always was much more concerned about your welfare and happiness. Teach his grandchildren well about his legacy of courage and selflessness. My love and sympathy to all.   Mary Lynn"

This tribute was added by randy lynch on 10th October 2013

"I remember joey was very outgoing person and always did a great job for his father,he had lots of friends.The Chevreaux family was one of Auburn's finest  R.I.P Joey"

This tribute was added by Tom Senter on 10th October 2013

"Joe and I where teammates on Placer highs junior varsity and varsity baseball team Joe was a good friend and a man of integrity and he will be sorely missed. I pray for God's strength and comport for his family."

This tribute was added by chris hart on 10th October 2013

"He was a fine guy to work for, i know that. It was more like a home than a job, down on the river. Rain or shine we started out in the old box car in the morning. Joe made things work.
Mrs Cheveraux, and the kids, Bart and Laura were all part of the operation.
There was more to it, lots more."

This tribute was added by Nancy Porter on 10th October 2013

"Meredith, I remember when you were dating at UNR and so excited for your future. I'm so sad to hear of Joe's passing! My heart goes out to you and your family.  -- Nancy (Metzker) Porter"

This tribute was added by Kathleen Rawlins-Cramer on 9th October 2013

"Joe and I would always sit together watching our sons play baseball while attending Colfax High School together; he was such a nice guy who NHtruly enjoyed, loved and was proud of his family. God speed Joe, and may your memory live on. My heart felt sympathy to Meredith, Bart and Laura.      Kathleen Rawlins and Family"

This tribute was added by Jessica Miller on 9th October 2013

"Mr. and Mrs. Chevreaux were like my second parents growing up. He taught me how to drive and always said, "if you're going to pass someone, you better get out there and do it like you mean it!" I remember he took me for a ride in the bright green Chevette he was fixing up. I don't   remember if i sat on a seat or a crate, but it was great! I'll never forget him!"

This tribute was added by Patti McClure on 9th October 2013

"I remember when were all little and growing up in Auburn,CA.  Joe and his sister Martha Susan Cheveraux Allen all took tap dance lessons together.  Wonderful old memories!  My sincere condolences to Joe's family and friends.  Patti BruunM cC lure"

This tribute was added by Pattie Feicht on 9th October 2013

"My heart is heavy with sadness for your family. I have fond memories
Growing up in same town & Schools. Always a Gentleman,
Surely will be missed by all."

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