Frank P. Chapman Jr.

July 24, 1922June 23, 2013

Frank Palmer Chapman, Jr. July 24, 1922 - June 23, 2013

Frank Palmer Chapman, Jr., beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on June 23, 2013. Born July 24, 1922 in Santa Monica, CA, Palmer lived to be 90. Palmer was a decorated Air Force WWII Aviator, serving in the Pacific Theater, Europe, China and India. He attended Montana State College during his Army Air Corp. service and radio school in Sioux Falls, So. Dakota. He was a member of the El Dorado Community Church, and has lived in Placerville for 38 years. Palmer retired from McDonald Douglas and loved Square Dancing and softball leagues, served on the STARS patrol and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Palmer was pre-deceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary. Father of Frank Chapman, III, Diane Apodaca and Maggie and brother of Kay Elliott. Grandfather of Shannon Chapman, Stacie Chapman-Bohnsack, Jenny Barnes and Katie Lopez. Great grandfather of Ava Lopez, Gavin Lopez and Lyla Bohnsack. Father-in-Law of Marilynn Chapman, Steve Apodaca and Frank and also survived by many close friends.

Memorial Services will be held tomorrow, Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at the El Dorado Community Church , 4701 Church St., El Dorado, CA. Private interment has been held at the El Dorado Cemetery in El Dorado. Friends are invited to leave condolences and sign an electronic guestbook at


  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 27, 2013

Frank P. Chapman Jr.

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Curt and Marj Beane

June 27, 2013

To the Chapman family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Diane Apodaca

June 27, 2013

Love you Dad. I will always remember your wonderful stories, your compassion, and that ice cream heals all. Your Diane

Norm & Robbie Wegard

June 27, 2013

To the Chapman and Apodaca Family, Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. What a beautiful tribute to your father.
We are always here for you if you need us.

Stacie Bohnsack

June 26, 2013

Grandpa, We love you very much! You will always be with us. Love a couple of your Schmucks! Love you, Shannon, Stacie Jane, Jon, Lyla, and Palmer James

June 26, 2013

To the Chapman family...What a wonderful tribute to Palmer! 'Sorry for your loss' is not enough to say for the hurt each of you feel in your heart at this time of sadness. May peace shine down and give each of you comfort. Hugs to all of you.

With heartfelt sympathy and love,
Connie Puett

June 25, 2013

I was saddened to learn of Palmer's passing. He and Mary were such nice people and I know that they will be missed by all of their family and friends. My deepest sympathy to their family.

Randie Myers