Chester A. Doss

Born: Tue., Dec. 26, 1933
Died: Sun., Oct. 9, 2016


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Location: Skyview Memorial Park


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Chester Alonzo Doss

Pilot Rock, OR

December 26, 1933 – October 9, 2016

Chester “Chet” Alonso Doss, was born December 26, 1933, in La Grande, Oregon.  His parents were Chester and Stella Doss.  He died on October 9, 2016, in a care facility in Hermiston, Oregon.  He was a resident of Pilot Rock, Oregon, since 2000.  Chester enjoyed cooking, skydiving, camping, boating, fishing and hunting.  Chet served as a Private in the Army during the Korean War in the 82nd Airborne from 1950-1953.  He worked 32 years for GM in shipping/receiving.

Chet married his first wife Darlene Pierce Callopy of Portland, Oregon, in 1956.  He was a stepfather to her children Kathleen Kraemer of Boring, Oregon; and Cliff Callopy of Portland, Oregon; he was preceded in death by Dennis Callopy (1954-1968), and David Callopy (1955-1968).

Chet married Margery Johnson on December 31, 1964.

Chet is survived by his wife Margery Doss of Pilot Rock, OR; stepdaughter Shirley & Rick Collins of Kingman, AZ; stepdaughter Sandy Jackson of Tigard, OR; stepdaughter Susan & Bob Huston of Seaside, OR; stepson Brian & Diane Franke-Lowery of Lincoln Beach, OR; stepson Dave & Rachel Franke of Pilot Rock, OR; and daughter Stephanie Doss of Pilot Rock, OR; grandchildren Ashley Madewell, Matthew Madewell, Paul Sanchez, Jose Sanchez, and Denise Sanchez, all of Pilot Rock, OR; and one great-grandson Peyton Paslay of Pendleton, OR; as well as numerous step-grandchildren and step-greatgrandchildren from both marriages.

He was preceded in death by his father Chester Arthur Doss (1912-1982) and his mother Stella May Winterton Doss Taylor (1915-1963); his son Steven Doss (1965-2003); his brother Ronald Doss (1936-2010); his uncle was Lloyd Thomas Doss (1920-2011) best known by his stage name “Tommy Doss”, a member of The Sons of the Pioneers; his brother Dennis Doss (1944-2012); and sister Darlene Vander Meer (1948-2012).

A Military Graveside Service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Skyview Memorial Park (between Pendleton and Pilot Rock).  Family and friends are encouraged to attend.  Sign the online condolence book at www.burnsmortuary.com.  Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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Kathleen Rae Kraemer
   Posted Fri October 21, 2016
My condolences to Marge and the family and a thank you for including my brothers and myself in the obituary. He was one of the finest men I have ever known and I was blessed to have him as a stepfather as were my three brothers.So glad we were reunited a few years ago and that I visited with him just a month ago. I loved him with all my heart and my brothers did too. He was a blessing in our lives. I will miss him all the rest of my days. Even though I wasn't able to visit all that often it was comforting to know that he was just a phone call away. I love you Marge.May God comfort you in this time of loss.

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