Morton, Wash., logger and farrier Alvin Dwight Chapman passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, in Olympia, Wash.
Chapman worked in the woods and loved logging all his life. He worked for many different logging outfits all over western Washington and southeast Alaska.
In the 1990s, Chapman and his brother Rick started their own small logging business. Rick is still carrying on with the business. In 2000, they bought two mules. Chapman really enjoyed riding the high-country trails. He became interested in all aspects of his mules and soon enrolled in a horseshoeing class. Although it started as an after-work source of extra income, it soon became a full-time business.
Chapman was a previous member of the Farriers Association of Washington State and the Lewis County chapter of Back Country Horseman.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016.