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Wesley Chapman


August 27, 2021

Wesley Chapman passed away peacefully at home on August 17, 2021 at the age of 82 from complications of PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy). He was a resident of Ashland, Oregon for 51 years and a beloved professor in the art department at Southern Oregon University for 32 years.

On May 8, 1939 Wes was born on his family's ranch near Ekalaka, Montana. He was the youngest of nine children born to ranchers Harry and Dora Chapman who homesteaded to Chalk Buttes in 1914 and later moved to their ranch just outside of Ekalaka. Wes graduated from Carter County High School in 1957 where he was a t...

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