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Robert W. Chaney (Bob)

Robert (Bob) W. Chaney

The funeral service for Robert William Chaney will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006 in the Memory Gardens Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Webb Staunton of Applegate Christian Fellowship, officiating. Interment will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park.

Mr. Chaney, 73, of Jacksonville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. He was born Sept. 29, 1933 in Milton, W.Va. On Feb. 9, 1957 in Camp Springs, Md., he married Frances M. Harrison, who survives. In Feb. 2007 it would have been their 50 year anniversary.

He had lived in the Rogue Valley since 1989, moving here from southern California, after his retirement. He owned and operated various security businesses in the San Gabriel Valley, Calif. for 28 years. In 1999 he moved to SW Missouri to fish with friends who were already there. In April of 2005 he returned to the Rogue Valley.

He had served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and was a jet mechanic. He met his wife, Frances, while at Andrews AFB in Maryland.

He loved being with his family, fishing, hunting, traveling in his motorhome, gardening, watching Gunsmoke, playing cards and telling stories (mostly true). He had been a volunteer for the Gold Hill police reserves. He had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Frances, include: four daughters, Carolyn S. and Steve West, Jacksonville, Ore.; Susan R. Krammer, Corona, Calif.; Brenda Lee and William Green, Hesperia, Calif.; Robin A. and Doug Whitzel, Phelan, Calif.; a son, Steven R. and Lisa Chaney, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; two sisters, Freda Chapman and Sylvia Neal, both Milton, W.Va.; twelve grandchildren, Matthew M., Curtis J., Erin N., and Meagan L. West; Jacob J. Krammer, Melissa M. Lugo, Brittney M., Kimberlee L., Trevor W. and Parker H. Green; Erika T. Chaney and Shelby L. Whitzel; two great grandchildren, Brooklyn M. Lugo and Jordan J. McClellan. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gary Lee and Charles Chaney.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the Memory Gardens Mortuary - Bellinger and Arnold Lane. Arrangements by: Memory Gardens Mortuary (541)773-7338.

Robert W. Chaney (Bob)