UMATILLA Dale Clinton Chapman died Saturday, April 14, at his home in Umatilla at the age of 74.
He was born July 10, 1932 at Grand Island, Neb., to Shirley Jerome and Mary "Lorree" (Culbertson) Chapman.
Dale was raised in Humansville, Missouri and moved to Clatskanie in 1948 and he graduated from Clatskanie High School. On Sept. 29, 1950 he married Janice Johnson at Clatskanie and they were married for 34 years and later divorced. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1954. They moved to Hermiston in 1960 where Dale owned and operated Hermiston Auto Parts for many years. He also owned Chappy's Restaurant & Lounge in McNary for several years. Dale married Cece Slocum and they later divorced. Dale was a very active member of the Hermiston Elks Lodge #1845 where he served as an Exalted Ruler, a District Deputy, a State Trustee, and was one of the founders of the Meadowood Springs Speech & Hearing Camp Golf Tournament. Dale was a Past President of the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce and a past "Businessman of the Year." He was a member of the Hermiston Eagles Lodge #2909 and the Shriner's Club. Dale enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, golfing, flying his plane, and watching the Seattle Mariners. Dale's family would like to thank his care givers, Sheryl and Desiree, for their loving care of their father.
He is survived by his two daughters, Sherry Davis of Hermiston, and Peggy and her husband John Stump of East Wenatchee, Wash.; three brothers, Jerry Chapman of Oregon City, Curt Chapman of Gresham, and Larry Chapman of Canby; six grandchildren, Molly and her husband Dennis Loyola of East Wenatchee, Wash., Lucas Davis of Corvallis, Jessica Davis of Hermiston, Casey Stump, Jana and her husband Brandon Keesee, and Andi Jo Stump, all of East Wenatchee, Wash.; and two great-grandchildren, Riley Loyola and Averi Keesee of East Wenatchee, Wash.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Lorree Chapman; and infant daughter, Nancy Karen Chapman.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 19, at 2 p.m., at Burns Mortuary Chapel in Hermiston. Burial with military honors will follow at the Hermiston Cemetery. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Hermiston Elks Lodge following the burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meadowood Springs Speech & Hearing Camp, P.O. Box 1025, Pendleton, 97801.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.