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Robert F. Chaffin

Robert F. Chaffin, of Glenwood Springs, Colo., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at his home. He was 63.

He was born March 11, 1939, in Columbus, Ohio, to Frank and Alice Chaffin.

He married Joan Little on Sept. 9, 1961.



Mr. Chaffin earned a law degree at Ohio State University in 1964. He practiced law in Ohio, and then moved to Glenwood Springs in 1975 to practice with Willis Parkison, his mentor.

He served at the bar with distinction until shortly before his death.



Mr. Chaffin served as a volunteer for many community organizations.

He was a past president of the Lions Club; a founding member and actor with the Defiance Community Players; a board member for the Frontier Historical Society, Colorado West Mental Health and Mountain Valley Weavers; team manager for Drums Along the Rockies; and secretary and consulting counsel for Advocate Safehouse Project.

He was highly regarded as a tireless and skilled volunteer. He loved theater, sports, community projects and his family.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Joan Chaffin, of Glenwood Springs; son and daughter-in-law David and Michelle Chaffin, of Englewood, Colo.; daughter Courtney Chaffin, of New York, N.Y.; mother Alice Chaffin, of Columbus, Ohio; grandson Tyler Robert Chaffin, of Englewood; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Betty Chaffin, of Croton, Ohio; sister Shirlyn Chaffin, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio; and many friends.

A celebration of Mr. Chaffin’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. A luncheon will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roaring Fork Hospice.


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