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Memorial for Gordon Duane Chapman

Born in Pendleton, Oregon on Dec. 1, 1937
Departed on Oct. 4, 2019 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
 
Service: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019
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Gordon Duane Chapman
December 1, 1937 - October 4, 2019
Better known as Duane Chapman was born in Pendleton, OR and grew up in Pilot Rock, OR. He was born the 4th child to Francis Gordon and Lorena Mae Chapman; now deceased.
He married the love of his life, Nancy Carol Huyette, on November 6th, 1958 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. They had 4 children, Bonita Jo McGraw, Ronald D. Chapman, Helena F. Chapman (now deceased), and Matthew C. Chapman.
Duane worked many years as a journey lineman which took him to many states such as Idaho, Texas, Louisiana, Oregon, Washington, California, and many more, where he worked for multiple utilities and contractors before retiring from Wilson Construction in 2007.
He loved to hunt, fish, and loved gardening. He and Nancy both loved to watch the hummingbirds on the back deck, but his passion was his job as a lineman.
He was well known for always wearing bib overalls which gave him the nickname “Bibs” by some.
Duane excelled in track and basketball in high school.
He always taught his family that there was nothing that could not be achieved if you gave 100%. He could fix just about anything that needed fixed; “Jack of all Trades”.
He is survived by his children, Bonita Jo McGraw, Ronald Chapman (wife Kelly), and Matthew Chapman (wife Deon); grandchildren, Alesia McGraw, Ethan McGraw, Megan Mahon, Michael Chapman, and Joshua Chapman; sisters, Loralie Widner, Joyce Phillips and Susie Pedro; 4 great-grandchildren; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents; sister, Janice Hascall; beloved wife, Nancy; and his youngest daughter, Helena Chapman.
There is so much more to his life that we couldn’t possibly put down on paper. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa and great-grandpa. Duane lived a good life and he will truly be missed by all.
There will be a memorial service held in his honor at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 30th at Fisher Funeral Home.
  

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