NORTH LOGAN--Jack Ellis Chatelain, 76, passed away peacefully January 26, 1999, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer.

He was born on July 17, 1922 in Ogden, Utah, to Frank Moroni and Alice Johnson Chatelain. Jack returned from military service in the Philippines to complete his BS and MS degrees at Utah State University in 1947. It was there he met his sweetheart, LaRae Bartholomew at an LDS Mutual party in May, 1946. They became engaged in August, and were married in the Manti LDS Temple November 29, 1946.Jack pursued graduate studies at the U C Berkeley, taught at the University of Wyoming, and worked at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from Lehigh University in 1957, and accepted a teaching position in the Physics Department at Utah State University where he served for thirty years. Jack also worked as a consultant for several government agencies and private companies. He was a Civil Defense instructor in the state of Utah. Though his profession was Physics, Jack enjoyed spending time with his family above all else, and the family spent fifteen summers together exploring the west. Jack retired from USU in 1987 to pursue travel, orchid growing, and to spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife LaRae, their three children and four grandchildren Ann Elise (husband Steve) Moosman of Sunnyvale, California; Edward Ellis (wife Margie, children Court and Leslie) Chatelain of Valdosta, Georgia; and Peter Frank (wife Kris, children Shaun and Kelli) Chatelain of Bountiful, Utah; and a sister, Janet (Anderson) of Steilacoom, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Edward Frank.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the many medical professionals who fought along side Jack during his long struggle, and gave him support, encouragement, and hope. They also wish to thank friends and neighbors who have given of their precious time, energy, resources and love over the past few months, particularly those members and leaders of the North Logan Third Ward.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, February 1, in the North Logan Third Ward Chapel, 1550 East 1900 North with Bishop Kay H. Asay conducting. Friends may call from 6-7 p.m. Sunday evening at Cranney Mortuary, 420 East 1800 North, and at the church Monday morning from 9 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the Logan City Cemetery.

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