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Noah Chapman

September 24, 1996 — October 26, 2023

Noah Chapman

Noah Ryan Chapman was born on September 24, 1996 in Auburn, Washington to his father, Ryan Chapman and mother, Sumry Lemmenes (Leist/Chapman). At approximately the age of one-years old, his parents returned with him to California, which became the place Noah called home. As a young boy, Noah was inseparable from his father and brother Alex, having many memories of just the three of them. At 4 ½ years old, Noah was blessed with his mom, Natalie who helped raise him and loved him unconditionally.

Growing up, Noah was a cute and loving yet mischievous and energetic boy. He grew up in Lancaster and attended Quartz Hill High School, later graduating from Desert Winds High School in 2015. As a teenager, from the summer of 2012 to February 2014, Noah lived in Peach Tree City, Georgia with his mother and stepfather, Sumry and Dirk Lemmenes, who loved and supported him.

Noah was the quintessential athlete who took on many passions. Whatever he did, he was all in! His competitive spirit, talent, and passion for sports - be it riding his Harley, skateboarding, golfing, surfing, competing in Cross-Fit fitness or playing poker - he was game and would give it 150%. Noah participated in youth sports such as baseball, soccer, basketball, spent many hours at the skate park and was a member of the golf team in high school.

Noah was a private and quiet person, yet also very friendly, entertaining, and fun to be around! Noah was strong-willed and stubborn, but also an obedient son and a loyal brother and friend who was able to right his wrongs in most situations. Noah appreciated spending time with his close-knit family and held on to many childhood and teenage memories of which he spoke about fondly, re-telling the same anecdotes at each family gathering.

Noah enjoyed family vacations to Lake Tahoe, Mt. Whitney and spending time at the beach in Ventura. Noah developed a love for traveling and treasured the trips he took with his uncle to Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand; he enjoyed visiting his aunt, uncle and cousins in Washington; as well as visiting his grandparents in Tehachapi. He spoke about his favorite trip being a recent visit to Washington DC.

Noah’s most recent hobby and project was working side by side with his brother Alex in purchasing and rebuilding a Harley Davidson Dyna motorcycle. They worked tirelessly on this project with plans for future rides and adventures together. Upon his passing, Noah ensured that his bike was passed on to Alex to ride in his memory.

Noah began working at CA Buchen Corporation with his father at 20 years old, initially doing odd jobs around the steel fabrication shop and later moving into the field after proudly joining the Iron Worker Union 433. He was respected as an Iron Worker Apprentice and was often complimented on his work. After desiring a change of pace and receiving a great job opportunity, in the early months of 2023, Noah began a career at Lockheed as a Fabrication Structures Mechanic.

Though his group of friends and interests often changed, Noah held one constant person over the last 6 ½ years, Gavey Cherney-Chapman. As a couple, they created many memories together. Noah and Gavey eloped on December 12 th , 2022, in Ventura, California. While they had ups and downs in their life together, Noah often expressed that he wanted the best for Gavey and Gavey often described Noah as her person.

Noah had great affection for his youngest brothers, Chase, whom he believed could be the most successful, and Max, who is like him in so many ways. Despite their age gap, Noah enjoyed his time being with and talking to his only sister, Ruby. He also held great appreciation for his family friends who became like parents and siblings, he was viewed as a son and big brother to many.

Noah is survived by his wife Gavey Cherney-Chapman. Forever cherished and remembered by his parents Ryan and Natalie Chapman and Sumry and Dirk Lemmenes.

His memory lives on with his brothers Alex, Chase and Max Chapman and sister Ruby Lemmenes.

His memory will remain precious to his grandparents, Patrick and Denise Chapman; aunts and uncles, Katie and James Jucksch, Tim Oster, Hayley Burnette and Angee Oster; cousins, Cole and Finn Jucksch, Hillary Elliott and Drake Burnette; grandparents, Daniel and Ellen Leist; aunts Savannah Torsney, Heather Leist and Amber Leist (previously departed); maternal uncles and cousins; the Lemmenes family; the Cherney family; as well as the friends who became family, extended family, mentors, and coworkers he touched during his short life, who loved him dearly and helped him become the person he was.

We received the life changing news of Noah’s passing on October 26, 2023. As we step back from the hurt and shock to remember his life’s journey, the beautiful memories, his all or nothing personality and his big loving heart remind us that he was a blessing in our lives. The imprint he left on our hearts will remain a piece of us forever and will far exceed the short but meaningful 27 years he shared with us here on earth.

Noah, we love you, we miss you, see you soon, until we meet again in Heaven…

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