Richard LeRoy Chappell passed away on July 17, 2012. He was born on July 4, 1934, to Frank and Julia (Pedro) Chappell in Long Beach, California. Dick grew up in Fallon, Nevada, and graduated from Churchill High School in 1951. Dick served in the United State Marine Corp. for four years. Dick then moved to Reno and met his wife, Helen (Jaunsaras) Chappell. Dick and Helen moved to Minden, Nevada, with their young family where he owned several businesses. Dick enjoyed playing pedro and spending time in the outdoors with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, and brothers Stanley and Norman Chappell. He is survived by his wife, Helen; his son, Stevan, and "favorite" daughter-in-law, Shari; his daughter, Denise, and son-in-law Joe Groso; grandchildren, Rebecca and Jordan Chappell, Felicia (fiance, Eric Herman), Emilia and Christina Groso, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held July 23, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Galls Catholic Church, Gardnerville, Nevada. Donations may be made in Dick's name to The High Sierra Fly Casters, c/o Reel Kids, P.O. Box 403 , Minden, Nevada 89423. Arrangements entrusted to Walton's Chapel of the Valley. 775-882-4965