Alexander “Chase” Felton, 20, of Meridian, Idaho, a former Baker City resident and a 2004 Baker High School graduate, died unexpectedly on April 18, 2006, at his home.
His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The Oasis, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 501 N. Curtis Road, Boise. The Aclesa Chapel & Tribute Center at Meridian is in charge of arrangements.
Chase was born on April 20, 1985, to William “Bill” and Lisa Brevick Felton at Boise. His parents divorced and he was raised by his father and stepmother, Stacey Raymond Felton (whom he always considered his “real” mom), primarily in California and in Portland.
After his parents divorce, he moved with his father to Baker City in 1999. Stacey and his sister, Ambrosia, always remained important figures in his life.
After his graduation from Baker High School, he entered the U.S. Air Force, where he was recognized for his outstanding achievements and excellence in recruit training. He was named honor recruit by the Recruit Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base in Lackland, Texas.
After recruit training, he entered training to become a military policeman, and after an injury was medically discharged in 2005. After his discharge, he moved to the Meridian area and worked as a plumber’s apprentice.
No matter where he lived, Chase developed deep friendships that endured until his death. His irrepressible sense of humor, positive, calm attitude, and artistic talents will be missed by the many, many people who felt fortunate to have known him, his family said.
“A blessed light shone brightly and dimmed too soon,” they said. “He will remain in our hearts forever.”
Survivors include his father William “Bill” Felton and his father’s life partner, Meredithe Miller, of Baker City; his birth mother, Lisa Brevick Felton Wallendar of Meridian; his mother, Stacey Raymond Felton, and sister, Ambrosia Lyn Felton, of Boise; maternal grandparents, Chris and Carol Brevick of Garden Valley, Idaho; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Arts Center, The Baker Disabled American Veterans Van Fund, or a Veterans Service Organization of one’s choice.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 21, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor