Nov 23, 2021
Potato industry vet Chris Jevne dies at 54

Chris Jevne, a senior produce sourcing manager for Walmart and longtime member of the potato industry, died Nov. 19. He was 54. 

Chris Jevne

Jevne had been a senior produce sourcing manager for Walmart since 2010. He was based in Yakima, Washington. He was previously a sales manager for Basin Gold, a Washington-based grower-shipper coop, from 2001 to 2010. He also had stints at Columbia Packaging and Volm Companies.

Jevne was a native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1985. 

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT Dec. 3 at Yakima Covenant Church, 6015 Summitview Ave. in Yakima. An online memory page can be found here. The obituary can be found here.

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