Donald Leroy Chapman, 83, passed away on Oct. 8, 2007 in Medford, Ore. He was born on May 5, 1924 in Nora, Neb. Mr. Chapman was a 27-year resident of Del Norte County, making his home in Smith River. He was a member of the Smith River United Methodist Church, Past Master of the Masonic Lodge, #45, Past Patron Order of the Eastern Star of the State of California and Oregon. Donald was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine P. Chapman of Smith River; step children: Roland Lindstrom and wife Reta of Chinook, Wash.; Carl Lindstrom and wife Henriette of Las Vegas, Nev.; Bonnie Grace Lindstrom of Gold Beach, Ore.; niece Clarel Middleton of Grand Isle, Neb.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family requests contributions be made in Donald's memory to Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Chapter California, 16960 Bastanchury Road, Suite E, Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1711.
Funeral Services will be held at the Smith River Methodist Church, First and Becksted, Smith River on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. with private interment at the Masonic Cemetery in Crescent City. Fellowship will follow immediately following services at the Smith River Methodist Church.
A Masonic Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Crescent City Masonic Temple.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.