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Richard Carl Chain

January 6, 1947 August 4, 2019
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Richard “Dick” Carl Chain was born January 6, 1947 in Forest Grove, Oregon, to Carl and Pauline Chain. He grew up in Prineville, Oregon and graduated from Crook County High School. After high school, Dick enlisted in the United States Navy. He served four years before being honorably discharged in Fallon, Nevada with the rating of ATN3.

While attending high school, at age 17, he met his future wife, Danni McPheeters. The two would tough it out, separated by military life and duty station assignments, and would eventually marry on August 26, 1967. This would start 52 years of marriage and the welcoming of a son, Corry.

Once he was discharged from the Navy, he moved his wife and son back to Oregon. Dick worked for Western Electric, eventually Qwest, as a technician, installing equipment in the various offices throughout the state. He would eventually retire from Qwest after working for 35 years.

In his spare time, Dick loved to travel. Dick and Danni would go on many trips and have many adventures together. He also loved reading, cooking for family, playing golf, hunting, fishing, camping, mushrooming, and spending time with family.

At the age of 72, Dick passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at home in Salem, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Pauline Chain and his brother Gerry Chain. He is survived by his loving wife, Danni Chain; son, Corry (Michelle) Chain; grandchildren, Sara, Caitlin, and Cassandra; and great grandchildren, Jasper, Scarlet, Argalus, Arlodin, and Finnick.

A graveside service will take place at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon on Friday August 30 at 1:30 PM. The family will also host a Celebration of Life reception (with food) at the Keizer Elks on Saturday, September 14, between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers please donate in Dick's name to either Willamette Valley Hospice or The American Cancer Society.

To My loving Husband

Oh, my darling husband,
I watch at our front door-
Even though I know full well
Your body is no more…
I crave another glimpse of you
Waiting just outside:
But then I always realize,
You left me when you died.
I know your spirit is around,
(My heart is squeezed so tight!)
But I also really miss your touch-
(No hugs from you tonight!)
In a space so lost inside,
(Joy evades this hole)
“Oh to hold you once again!”
Cries my wounded soul… 

I’ll love you for eternity, Honey!
Danni– August 10, 2019

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1:30 PM 8/30/2019 1:30:00 PM
Willamette National Cemetery

11800 Mt Scott Blvd.
Portland, OR 97086

Willamette National Cemetery
11800 Mt Scott Blvd. Portland 97086 OR
United States

Celebration of Life




2:30 PM 9/14/2019 2:30:00 PM - 5:30 PM 9/14/2019 5:30:00 PM
Keizer Elks Lodge

4250 Cherry Ave NE
Keizer, Oregon 97303

Keizer Elks Lodge
4250 Cherry Ave NE Keizer 97303 Oregon
United States

Cemetery Details


Willamette National Cemetery Final Resting Place

11800 Mt Scott Blvd.
Portland, OR 97086

11800 Mt Scott Blvd. Portland 97086 OR
United States

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