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Donald Dean Chapman

August 31, 1934 - July 22, 2014-


Mr. Donald Dean Chapman, 79, of Madras passed away July 22, 2014 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with family at his side.

Donald was born to Alva and Mary Chapman on August 31, 1934.

He was a millworker at Warm Springs Mill Products for over 20 years. Donald was a man who was very devoted to his community. He served as a volunteer firefighter for many years and then was a paid captain for many more. When he retired, Donald was made an honorary firefighter for life. He was always a very friendly man and was ready and willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Donald was a great man who loved fishing and camping. He will be very missed by his family, friends and community.

Donald is survived by his wife, Orvine; three children, daughter, Karri of Ball, LA.; sons, Rob of Bend and Marc of Portland; as well as 11 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, July 26 at Jefferson County Fire Dist No.1. The family has requested that donations be made to the Jefferson County Fire Department.