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Roy L. Chapin

March 10, 1936 — May 10, 2022

Roy L. Chapin, 86, died May 10, 2022, at home and surrounded by those dear to him after 22 years of Alzheimer’s Dementia. He was born March 10, 1936, in Baker, Mont., to Ralph Leighton Chapin and Sarah Maybelle (Goodwin) Chapin. After he was joined by siblings, George Ralph Chapin and Margo Ann Chapin, the family moved to Lewistown in the plain center of the state of Montana. This was where Roy, his two siblings, and cousins enjoyed growing up with plenty of outdoor adventures Montana style. Roy went on to study petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, and worked in the oil fields of Nova Scotia during vacations. As soon as he graduated, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served in the Secret Service at the German/Czech border for more than three years. While in Germany, Roy met the love of his life, Annelore Mann, married and brought her back to Montana. Their life together gave them three children and adventures in many foreign lands. Roy’s career took them to live in Argentina, the Caribbean Island of Trinidad, Cairo Egypt and Houston, Texas. Chicago was Roy’s choice of residence after an early retirement. In the 20 some years living with the slow decline of dementia, he still found pleasure and with concerts in Grant Park, biking along Lake Michigan, and get-togethers with friends.

Roy, every morning you struggled to join the world in a new place, trying to remember the voices, the faces greeting you. Where had it gone to, the sunny, exciting life you knew? No doubt you could feel the love surrounding you... And there was still music.

Roy passed away at home on May 10, 2022, surrounded by those dear to him. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, George Chapin, nephew, Timothy Parry, and niece, Carrie (Chapin) Dorris. Surviving in addition to his wife, Annelore (Mann) Chapin, are his son, Neal Chapin; daughters, Nicole Chapin and Nadeen Robinson; three granddaughters, Sara, Michelle, and Ashley Robinson; sister, Margo and her husband, Bob Parry; sister-in-law, Birdie Chapin; nephews, Joel Parry and his wife, Ronelia, and Mitchell Chapin; niece-in-law, Kathy Parry; nephew-in-law, Kenny Dorris; many great and great-great nieces and nephews, and his loving extended family of cousins in Montana and Nevada, including Roxy Quinnett of Lewistown. A Ceremony of Life will be held at the Lewistown City Cem

A Ceremony of Life will be held at the Lewistown City Cemetery with Military Rites on Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. with a lunch and fellowship following at the Brooks Market in Lewistown. If you wish to remember Roy in a special way, plant a tree in his memory.

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Saturday, July 9, 2022

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