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Services honoring Royce Owen Chapman will be held 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at the Claremore Assembly of God Church.
Royce Owen Chapman left this world on Feb. 7, 2018 and was, re-united with his parents, grandparents, favorite mother-in-law, and a host of other family waiting to welcome him home.
Royce, ?rst born son of Wesley and Wanda Chapman was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on March 4, 1951, or as he liked to say the only date in the Bible that was a commandment-"March forth"!
He grew up in Johnstown, Colorado, attended Roosevelt High School where he played the trombone in the marching band. He then attended college at Western State in Gunnison, Colorado until he received an invitation to serve his country via a draft notice of "number 11".
On September 2, 1971, he married Carolyn Warman and thus began their life that literally took them all around the world. In 1973, Shannon was added to their family and Royce took great delight in buying and dressing her in frilly Easter dresses and taping a bow in her hair. Stacie Deanne came along in 1975 and Daddy's little tomboy. He liked to dress her in frills too, but they were accessorized with cowboy boots!
Royce's military service took him to Thailand, Cambodia, Spain, England, Arizona, Oklahoma and finally to Alaska. He was ?ercely patriotic and a supporter of all things American. He considered himself honored to have served his country. After he retired from the Air Force in 1992, he became the Regional Representative for Congressman Don Young, a job he was thrilled to do.
Ten years ago, he followed Carolyn to her hometown and became an active member of Claremore Assembly of God, proud Uncle Boyce, resident family Chef and secret supporter of OSU. (He loved wearing orange when the rest of the family was in red).
But what Royce would want to be remembered most for was his love for his Savior, his love of Carolyn, Shannon, Stacie, his son-in-law, Kevin, his grandchildren: Justin, Meghan, Shane and Ryan, his Chapman family, and for all the Warman in-laws and outlaws. He will also be remembered for his love of the old hymns, the older Saints, and his booming bass voice heard anywhere in the sanctuary. Our loss is heaven's gain!
Published on February 9, 2018
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