Clarence (Chuck) Shoupe November 20, 1943 to October 22, 2022

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Clarence (Chuck) Shoupe, 78, of Seeley Lake, died Aaturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at his home.

He was born Nov. 20, 1943, in Oneida, KY, to Elisha and Maye (Terry) Shoupe. Chuck was the eldest of six children.

He joined the U.S. Air Force on Dec. 30, 1960. After basic training, he was stationed in Great Falls, Mont., where he met and married his life-long companion Dollie (Zordel) on May 24, 1963.

In 1969, Chuck moved his family to Missoula, Mont. He worked in the lumber industry, mining industry, served in the National Guard and finished his career working as a civilian contract laborer at Fort Lewis Base, Wash. He enjoyed what Montana had to offer, rafting (guided for Western Waters), camping, fishing and hunting.

Chuck is preceded in death by his father and mother; three brothers Bill, Jack and Larry (Red); one half-brother; two half-sisters; and one granddaughter Cierra.

Survivors include his wife Dollie of Seeley Lake; son Ron (Jodi) of Celina, Ohio; and daughter Sandra of Seeley Lake; one sister Glenna (Phil) of Caldwell, Idaho; and one brother Dave (Sue) of Helmville, Mont.; along with six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

To honor Chuck's wishes, no funeral service will be held. In the summer of 2023, Chuck's request to have his ashes taken down the Blackfoot River by raft for one last float will be honored.


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