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Date of Birth April 04, 1949

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Date of Passing April 26, 2017

Carolyn Chapin

from dallas, Oregon, United States

CAROLYN CHAPINApril 4, 1949 - April 26, 2017Perrydale - Carolyn M. Chapin, a resident of Perrydale, Oregon died on Wednesday, April 26th from cancer. She was born on April 4, 1949 in Corpus Christi, Texas and was the daughter of Arthur and Mary Mathis. Carolyn graduated from King High School in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1967. Carolyn attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and then transferred to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and graduated in 1971. Carolyn and Roy were married on September 11, 1971 in the Dallas United Methodist Church. She loved teaching and taught Spanish, as well as English as a second language, at Amity High School for 15 years and later at Perrydale High School for 4 years. Carolyn grew up visiting her grandparents at the Mathis Family Ranch in Pipe Creek, Texas and continued to enjoy traveling there to visit family. Carolyn was a longtime member of the Dallas United Methodist Church and the Good Will Club in Perrydale. She was a longtime attendee of the Portland Metropolitan Opera and other musical events. Carolyn loved gardening, tending to her 150 blueberry bushes and her flower garden.She is survived by her parents, Arthur and Mary Mathis, husband Roy Chapin, daughters, Karen (Dan) Myers, Kathy (Rich) Slack, son, Mark (Carolyn Stock-Chapin), grandchildren Rachel Myers, Joshua and Olivia Slack, Zoe and Ella Chapin, brothers Allen (Deanna) Mathis, and James (Cindy) Mathis.A Celebration of Carolyn's Life will be held in July 22nd at 3:00 pm at the Dallas United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, the Delbert Hunter Arboretum, the or a in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Dallas, Oregon who is caring for the family. To leave an online condolence for the family go to www.dallastribute.com
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