Chapin, Christopher Patrick, 46, of Huntington Beach, CA, beloved husband and best friend of Mayra (Santana) Chapin, entered eternal peace on February 6, 2017. Chris touched many lives both personally and through his event production company in Southern California. Chris was a very generous person, even in his final moments. As a registered organ donor and with the help of One Legacy, Chris's spirit will live on through the many people he was able to help. Born March 15, 1970, in Anaheim, CA, to Michael and the late Carolyn (Martin) Chapin, Chris spent the first year of his life in Chicago. Chris was baptized at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Indiana, thus began his lifelong love of the Lord and deep faith in Christ. He returned to Irvine, CA, shortly after his first birthday. Chris attended junior high at Newport Christian, high school at Southern California Christian, and college coursework at Irvine Valley College. After college, Chris spent a few years working for an organization near and dear to his heart, Teen Challenge, a drug rehab program in Bakersfield and Riverside. During his tenure there, Chris taught himself to do all of their accounting and restored their computer system after a flood. He gave so much of himself to Teen Challenge and to Global Outreach Ministry. After completing his work at Teen Challenge, Chris moved to Reno, Nevada, to be close to and get to know his older siblings Greg and Christina. While in Nevada he worked on a computer controlled assembly line. After returning to Southern California five years later, Chris worked for various lending companies, underwriting real estate and car loans with his dear friend Warren LaRose. Eventually he became controller of BTB Events, a role he served in for over a decade. Then, in 2012, Chris took over ownership of the company and served as CEO. In his youth, Chris loved playing soccer and skiing with siblings Doug and Carin. While skiing, his favorite thing to do was race from the top of the mountain to the bottom, without any fear, and with an occasional 360-degree helicopter spin, which he always nailed. As an adult, he loved being outdoors, whether it was four-wheeling with his brother Greg in Reno; or in more recent years, on his boat spending many hours with family and friends on the Newport Back Bay chasing dolphins and exploring the coastline. Most recently, Chris found hours of joy as a remote control airplane aficionado. While finding new fields to fly in, Chris forged many great friendships. Chris was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn, uncles Greg Palmer and Billy Chapin and his nephew, Jason Turner. He is survived by his wife, Mayra; step-sons Luis and Andrew Garcia; father, Michael; brothers Greg (Rita) Chapin and Doug (Laura) Chapin; sisters, Christina (Charlie) Turner and Carin (Steve) White. Fond uncle to Chuck, Valerie and Anthony Turner; Ashton and Sterling White; Kyle and Megan Chapin; and Alex and Tatyana Chapin. Gracious nephew to Lauren Chapin, Marsha Palmer, and Rick (Charlene) Martin. Loving furdad to Sasha. Chris also leaves behind many cousins and lifelong friends. Godspeed, Chris, we will always carry your memory with us in our hearts. The family wishes to thank all the Nurses, One Legacy Personnel and all the staff at UC Irvine Medical Center for all of their kindness, care and compassion in Chris's final moments. There was a celebration of his life held at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary in Costa Mesa on February 19th. We would like to thank all that were able to be present and share with us. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made in his honor to Teen Challenge (Riverside) or One Legacy



Francis, Dean, 66, of Huntington Beach, CA passed away on Saturday February 4, 2017. He is survived by his sons Travis and Jason, his daughters Jenny and Holly, eight grandchildren, a brother Don, his long-time companion Laurie Beth, and many friends and relatives. Dean was born May 18, 1950 in Spokane, WA and graduated in 1968 from Rogers High School. He was a member of the Silver Spurs dance troop, traveling around the country. After school he remained in Spokane, began a 48-year career as a Journeyman Electrician with the IBEW, and raised a family. He loved to take them camping, spend time outdoors, go bike riding, and sit at home listening to records. In search of better opportunities, in 1985, Dean moved his family to Huntington Beach, found a job with McDonnell Douglas, later Boeing, as a Facilities Maintenance Electrician, and settled down with his family. There he enjoyed time at the beach playing games of family football and basketball at the holidays, going to his kid's events at school, and spending time at home. He often returned to Spokane for family reunions. Later Dean developed a love of motorcycles and began riding a Harley. He joined a local Harley Chapter, becoming a Road Captain, and spent time on weekends going for long rides. Dean became involved with many charity rides, his favorite, Provide-A-Ride, offering motorcycle rides for the blind and sight-impaired. He would also participate in a group of riders dressed as Santa Claus, delivering toys to Orangewood Children's Home at Christmas. Dean was a great man who valued family. He will always be remembered as a loving father, grandfather, brother and friend. The time we had him in our lives will never have been enough. "Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure." A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00pm at Christ Pacific Church, 20112 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA 92646, followed immediately by a Celebration of Life at the Huntington Beach Elks Lodge, 7711 Talbert Avenue, 92648. His final resting place will be in Spokane, WA. A second memorial service will take place for the burial in May 2017. In lieu of flowers the family asks you consider making a donation in honor of Dean to Orange County American Heart Association , 4600 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92617



Overmyer, John Cole, 92, passed away at his home in Huntington Beach, CA on January 31, 2017. John was a lifelong resident of Huntington Beach and graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1942. John was a Naval pilot in WWII and achieved the rank of Commander. He retired from Southern California Edison where he worked as the City Area Manager for Long Beach. John is survived by his children, Susan Hopkins, Jon Overmyer and Jeffrey Overmyer and five grandchildren


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