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Clarence De Marr Chandler
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1929
Union County
Oregon, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 2010
La Grande
Union County
Oregon, USA

Grandson of George W. Chandler & Sarah E. Chandler.

Clarence De Marr Chandler married Maxine Olive Trump.

Clarence & Maxine Chandler were the parents of Clarence Franklin "Frank" Chandler.

The La Grande Observer
Union County, Oregon
Monday, April 26, 2010

Clarence Chandler
La Grande

Clarence De Marr Chandler, 80, of La Grande, died April 20 at a local care center. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. today at Union Baptist Church in Union. Loveland Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

Clarence was born July 8, 1929, at home in Elgin. His mother always boasted about Clarence weighing 12 pounds at birth. He was the middle child of five born to James Riley and Francis Reed Chandler.

He attended school and graduated from Elgin High School.

On Sept. 25, 1949, he married Maxine Trump. They celebrated 60 years of marriage last September.

Clarence worked for 40 years as a sawyer for Boise Cascade. He was also the fire chief for La Grande Rural Fire Department 1963-1988. After his retirement from Boise Cascade in 1994, to stay busy and fit, he mowed lawns and did snow removal.

He was a lifetime member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, the Rescue Hose Company (La Grande Fire Museum) and the Union Baptist Church.

Clarence loved Jesus as his savior. His quiet, loving and loyal spirit was an example to his children, grandchildren and those who knew him well. Those who knew him say he was a hard-working man who passed the trait on to his children and grandchildren.

Clarence is survived by his life-long love, his wife; his, daughter-in-law, Deborah Chandler of La Grande; son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Joni Chandler, of Island City; daughter and son-in-law, Bill and Linda Hansen, of La Grande, daughter and son-in-law, Jason and Merri Williams, of La Grande; and son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kim Chandler of La Grande; brother, George Chandler of Elgin; sister, Lois Lovan of Caldwell, Idaho; 12 grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his son, Clarence Franklin "Frank" Chandler; his parents; brother, James; and infant sister, Marion Kathleen.

Clarence loved Camp Elkanah. In his younger days, he drove bus and took kids to camp. He cut firewood for the camp, worked on his work days and in later years, mowed the lawns weekly.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Elkanah, P.O. Box 150, La Grande 97850.
Family links: 
  James Riley Chandler (1896 - 1966)
  Francis Reed Chandler (1899 - 1983)
  Maxine Olive Trump Chandler (1933 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Island City Cemetery
Island City
Union County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Jan
Record added: Apr 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51479899
Clarence De Marr Chandler
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- Marlin
 Added: May. 17, 2010
Your are missed by all that knew you Clarence. Hope to see you in Heaven.Charlie Horn
- Dan & Barbara
 Added: Apr. 26, 2010
He was the fire chief for La Grande Rural Fire Department 1963-1988.
- Jan
 Added: Apr. 26, 2010

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