Obituary: Ronald Chapin


Ronald Chapin, 80, of Riverton, Wyo., passed away at his home on Monday, July 31.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, Aug. 7, at the Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney, Wyo. A luncheon will follow the service at the Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center in Marbleton, 429 E. 1st St.
Ronald Ray Chapin was born on Sept. 12, 1942 in Basin, Wyo., to Harvard and Dorothy (Pickett) Chapin. He was raised in Basin for many years and graduated from Big Piney High School. He was very athletic and was inducted into the Big Piney Puncher Athletic Hall of Fame and also inducted as a supporter of football and basketball.
Ronald started working at the age of 15 at the bottom of the ladder for Roden Drilling and reached the pinnacle of his career working around the world for Santa Fe, Devon, OEG Oil and Energy Companies, to name a few. He was a fierce competitor in his work and growing up playing sports. His work ethic was even stronger, which he instilled in his children.
Ronald always worked hard to keep his yard nice.
He is survived by his sons Ron L. Chapin and Ray L. Chapin, both of Laramie, Wyo., his grandchildren Hannah Chapin, Maggie Chapin, Seren Chapin, Alexandria Chapin and Madison Chapin; and sisters Penny Tefertiller of Evanston, Wyo., Debbie Bennett and Barbara Henry, both of Big Piney.
He was preceded in death by his parents Harvard and Dorothy Chapin; sons Rodney Chapin and Corey Chapin; and brother Harvard Ben Chapin.
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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home, Crematory, and Monuments.