Alvin Chapman


Alvin Doyle Chapman, beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, passed away on Dec. 27, 2021, at his home in LaBarge, Wyo., at the age of 97. Al was born in Goshen, Utah, Aug. 21, 1924, and graduated from Payson High School, Payson, Utah.

After graduation, Al joined the army and served in the 31st Coast Artillery Battalion during World War II. From 1943 to 1946, Al fought in the Pacific for the liberation of the Philippines and New Guinea receiving the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Philippine Liberation Service Medal with a Bronze Star. During his three years in the service, he rose to the rank of First Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1946.

In addition to the great love he had for his family, he loved fishing and hunting. He loved and was well loved by all the members of his community, La Barge, Wyo.

Al was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Agnes Pigeon Chapman. He was also preceded in death by his mother and father, two brothers, two sisters and his son, Francis Doyle Chapman (Bud).

He is survived by his daughter, Patricia Lee Chapman, and his son, Calvin Ray Chapman, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

There was a celebration of his life in LaBarge, Wyo., on Saturday, Jan. 8, at the La Barge LDS Chapel at 11:00 a.m.

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