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Scott Peter Chaffin

December 25, 1967 ~ December 12, 2018 (age 50)

Scott P. Chaffin was born December 25, 1967 to Peter E. Chaffin and Carolyn A. Johns.

Scott lived with his parents until his father moved to Ontario, OR. Both parents remarried, Scott’s mother remarried to his stepfather, Ross, and together had two more children, Alicia and Jake. His father also remarried to his stepmother, Sharon, a family with five children.

In 1978 Scott move to Ontario, OR to live with his father. He continued his education there, graduating from Ontario High School in 1986. Scott was an enthusiastic reader of science fiction fantasy books. One of his favorite authors was Anne McCaffrey, one of the characters in her Crystal Singer series was named, Killashandra, which he joked he would name is first daughter. His high I.Q. and introverted personality had his reading level much higher than his grade level throughout school.

Scott enlisted in the Army right after high school. This was a very short period in Scott’s life.

Scott moved to Boise, Idaho having various jobs until 1989 when Scott joined Columbia Basin Job Corps. He attended Skagit Valley College trying to obtain his Nursing Degree. However, after two years and still not in the Nursing Program, Scott quit with his C.N.A.

Scott moved back to Ontario, OR in 1991. Scott worked as a C.N.A. for 11 years throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Getting “Employee of the Year” at Meadow Brook in 1995. He made several friends and loved his work.

Scott met his first wife, Teresa, through a spiritual boutique where he sold his handmade jewelry. They married in 1993 and had a beautiful daughter, Samantha, later that year.

Scott and his second wife, Kim, reconnected in 1994. They later married in 1998 and had a handsome son, Logan, in 1999.

Scott left C.N.A. work becoming a Driller’s Assistance for Boartlongyear in 1997. Kim and Scott moved to Nevada in 1998, to be closer to his work. Scott chose to go to truck driving school when the price of gold dropped. Scott started driving O.T.R. in 1999 just 6 months after the birth of their son and moving back to the Treasure Valley.

Scott drove for several companies, O.T.R., regional, and local. Scott drove truck for over 19 years. Driving well over a million miles and receiving several safety awards. Scott saw all the continental 48 states on his travels. Scott got the chance to drive to Maine, and was able to take his son, Logan, with him. This life style gave him ample time to read his books. Scott’s other hobbies were playing Pool, and RPG’s (role playing games), starting with D&D while in Job Corps and ending with gaming on his phone, computer, or home consoles.

Scott and his daughter, Samantha, were able to reconnect in 2009 after losing contact through divorce. She reminisced about the time they were able to take a trip to Brownlee Reservoir to go fishing as a family.

Scott and Kim took few trips together, but did enjoy each other’s company. They took a family trip to the Oregon Coast and a couple’s get away to Hawaii, where Scott got to play in the surf. Scott so enjoyed this, being a kid at heart.

Scott’s life was cut short on December 12, 2018. This was less than two weeks short of his 51st birthday.

Scott left this world to go with his family he had lost before. His mother, Carolyn; a cousin, Chet; stepmother, Sharon; his grandparents; aunts; uncles; a niece; his father-in-law; and step-mother-in-law.

Scott is survived by his father, Peter Chaffin; wife, Kim Chaffin; children, Samantha Chaffin and Logan Chaffin; half-siblings, Alicia Sherman and Jake Manchester; five stepsiblings, Lori, Theo, Stormy, Misty, Summer; his in-laws, Sharon and Howard Gilbert; two sister-in-laws, Melisa and Mendy; one brother-in-law, John; and several nieces and nephews.

Scott will be surely missed by all he left behind.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 12:00 noon- 3:00 PM at Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel, 404 10th Avenue South, Nampa, Idaho

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