EP – 4 Meet Merrill C. DeChambeau
His middle name was Curtis, but he would just go by the C. and he always said C was for cautious. The more he said that, the more he chuckled at his own comment. He had a laugh that you don’t forget. It was from the belly and was truly memorable. Born in 1932, he was the middle child with two other brothers.
As we talk about our senior, we’ll take you through some of the highlights of his senior years. A man who was very cautious. A lighthearted joke he took from his middle name.
A Veteran from World War II. A Navy Man.
In 1950 he entered the Navy and was stationed in San Diego. He was deployed to Korea for most of his service and received an honorable discharge. He also received:
- National Defense Service Medal
- United Nations Service Medal
- Good Conduct Medal
- Korean Ribbon (one star)
He was married to Lorraine whom he lost to alzheimers in 2003.
In 2010 he had a life changing event. One that must have been very difficult to conceive yet, the end result meant a new opportunity at life. Surrounded by people who cared and looked after him so that he didn’t have to spend his senior years alone.
Two of his nieces, Cathy and Debbie. He wasn’t expecting visit, so the nursing home hadn’t ‘cleaned him up’ for the day!
- How a major event impacted his life
- His after the war experience in San Diego
- The middle child syndrome
- What an introvert is capable of overcoming
- Guilt – and it’s impact
Merrill C. DeChambeau 5/4/32 – 8/31/18
This is Merrill 3 days before he left us. He was so happy that we had visited him.
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