September 28, 1944 ~ September 18, 2020 (age 75)


John “Bud” Clivious Chewning, III, 75, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born September 28, 1944 at Washington, DC to John Clivious, Jr. and Helen Elizabeth Chewning. He graduated from high school in 1962.  During high school, he appeared on the show American Bandstand with Dick Clark in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In August of 1962 he joined the US Air Force. Bud was in Texas for his Basic Training and then served in Texas; Minot, North Dakota; and in Spain.  He was honorably discharged in 1966.  Following his military service, he went to work for Boeing until his retirement in 1999.  Bud worked at the Seattle Plant; Everett Plant; South Center Plant; Renton Plant; Frederick Plant; and the Auburn Plant. Following his retirement, he moved to Libby in October of 1999.

Bud was a life time member of the VFW in Libby and served with the Honor Guard.  He was a member of the American Legion and Sons of the American Legion in Libby; and was a member of the Elks in Puyallup and in Libby until they closed.  He also bowled on the Sandbaggers Team, Grandma and Grandpa Leagues.

Bud was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife Virginia Carver Chewning, Libby; a son Christopher Chewning, Nampa, ID; 2 step children William Carver, Spanaway, WA; Jay Carver, Libby; 4 step grandchildren Destiny Mack, Miranda Carver, Roger Carver, Anthony Carver, all of Tacoma, WA; and grandson Mason Chewning, Nampa, ID.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m, Saturday, April 17 at Milnor Lake Cemetery in Troy.  Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby.  Online condolences and memories may be shared at


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Memorial Service
April 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Milnor Lake Cemetery

Troy, Montana 59935

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