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Caleb Dayle Chapman, 24, entered his Heavenly Father’s arms on April 24, 2021 at home in Queen Creek, Arizona surrounded by family. Caleb was born in American Fork, Utah on May 14, 1996 to Greg and Dayna Chapman. He was the oldest of four siblings: Maquel, Sloane, and Hudson.
At age five, he was diagnosed with stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma and relapsed again at age eight. He went into remission for sixteen years and was cancer free until January 26, 2021 when he relapsed for the third time. He fought hard these last three months full of hope.
Growing up, Caleb loved dancing to music, comedy and video games. He gradated from Perry High School in 2015 where he joined the chess club and took part in many tournaments. He was excellent at math. In high school, he fell in love with reading. He collected the Percy Jackson series and would buy the next book as soon as it came out. He tried to convince his siblings to read, “I’m just saying, if I were you, I would try reading it.” Generous and largehearted, Caleb enjoyed sharing the things he loved with everyone. If he discovered a new video game, he could talk endlessly about it. He would try to make you play it. If you didn't like it, he would say, “Well maybe you can try it again tomorrow.”
He is survived by his mother and father: Dayna & Greg; siblings: Maquel (sister), Sloane (sister) and Hudson (brother); grandparents: Bill & Yvonne Tucker and Dennis Chapman and his spouse, Rod Gordon. He is preceded in death by his nana, Nancy Stevens Chapman, his aunt, Caroline Chapman, and his uncle, Eric Ryan Tucker. He is beloved by his eighteen aunts and uncles and thirty-one cousins.
Caleb taught us all what it means to live in the moment. Even with many obstacles, he was cheerful. He was loved fiercely and will be missed fiercely.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Magleby Mortuary Chapel in Richfield, UT
The viewing is at 10AM. The Celebration of Life is at 11:30am
Caleb will be buried at Monroe City Cemetary.