Donald Gary Chaney

March 25, 1931September 6, 2018

On Thursday, September 6th, 2018 Donald Chaney passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones. Don was born in Ventura, California to Earl and Irene Chaney. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Criminology/Biochemistry and later served in the Army in Korea. He then attended Washington University where he received his Master’s degree. Over the next 40 years, Don dedicated his time to educating high school students in chemistry and physics both in California and later Hawaii. He shared his love of nature and the outdoor with these students as the Science Club Advisor where he led nature hikes and camping trips.

Don will be remembered for the impact he made to the people around him. Always ready with a quick smile and a helping hand. Whether it was for an impromptu technology training session, helping with a wood working project or simply being there, he was a true friend to all. He is survived by his wife, Jean and his children.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1 PM at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St. Kent, WA. Following services, a reception will be held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Providence Point Kiwanis Club or the Timber Ridge Sawdusters.


  • Providence Point Kiwanis
  • Timber Ridge Sawdusters


  • Graveside Service Thursday, September 20, 2018
  • Reception Thursday, September 20, 2018

Donald Gary Chaney

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