Bill Chance

[20 SEP 1933 - B1 - 20438 - 16 SEP 2008]

Bill Chance Eulogies

AOG Testimonials



Elizabeth Grace "Elle" Roden and Jen
Roden (Chance daughter) [FEB 2012]



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Joan Chance and Elle Roden
[FEB 2012]



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Elle Roden
[FEB 2012]



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Gwen and Elle Roden
[FEB 2012]



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Elle Roden
[FEB 2012]



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Elle Roden
[FEB 2012]



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Mount Hope Kansas Cemetery
[JUN 2010]



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Gwen - Nate and Zach Roden
(Chance Grandchildren) [2009]



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Nate and Gwen Roden
[2009]



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Nate and Gwen Roden
[2009]



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Gwendolyn Clare Roden
[2009]



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Pete Vann - Danny Dienst - Joan Chance - Jack Campbell -
Fred Bliss [Bill Chance Services 20 SEP 2008]



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Danny Dienst - Jack Campbell - Joan Chance -
Pete Vann - Fred Bliss [SEP 2008]



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Joan Chance with children: William -
Jennifer Roden - Mark [SEP 2008]



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Chance home in Mount Hope KS
[SEP 2008]



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Zack Roden (grandson) and
Bill Chance [JUN 2008]



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Paula Campbell - Joan Chance - Jack
Campbell - Bill Chance [SEP 2005]



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Joan and Bill Chance
[SEP 2005]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Jennifer Roden (daughter) and
Bill Chance [APR 2002]



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Bill Chance and Jennifer Roden
(daughter) [APR 2002]



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Joan and Bill Chance
[Colorado - Summer 2000]



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Bill Chance
[Nicaragua 1974]



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Pres. Samosa '46 - Bill Chance - Aide
[Nicaragua 1974]



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Ambassador Shelton - Bill and Joan Chance
[Nicaragua 1974]



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Bill Chance - Pres. Samosa '46 - Ambassador Shelton
and the Thunderbirds [Nicaragua 1972]



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Bill Chance
[Panama 1971]



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[10th Reunion - 1965]

Standing [L to R]: Weaver - Lewis - Turner - Chikalla - Gallup - O'Brien - Freed - Hadly - Wix - ? - Streett - ? - Reb Young - Quinn - Lenio - ? - Perkins - Thorsen - ? - Nieves - Sherman - Burroughs - Giza - Traut - Sloan - Gay - Paul Parks - Andrews - Ginter - Bates - McNair - ? - Lichtenberg - Nidever - Secord - Feagin - Cathey - Herren - ? - ? - Ludwig - ? - ? - ? - Ralls - ? - Shimunek - Macdonald - ? - ? - ? - ? - ? - Bob Strickland - Front [L to R]: Soper - Newton - Dax - Chance - Schmidt - Shideler - Bergen - Matteson - Hargrove - Hornbarger - Steakley - Stevens - Drummond - Rudzki - Knierem - Wargowsky - ? - Stern - ? - ? - Livesay - Dickson - Michalove - Hagan - Landers - ? - Blitch - ? - Cardillo - Ordway - Trobaugh - Crancer - Maus - LaFrenz - Sydenham - Strom - ? - Howie Stone - Schepps - Raymond - Spellman - Sanderson ? - Wray - Fikaris - Stevenson - Sims - ?

Larger Size



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Nordlie - Chance - Steakley
[USMA Golf Club 1965]



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William and Bill Chance
[MAR 1957]



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Dinwiddie - Reb Young - McCloskey - Ann Kem [Paula's cousin] - Craven - Jack and Paula Campbell - Betty Juric [Paula's best friend] - Chance - Andrews [8 JUN 1955]



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B-1 Firsties - 4th Row: Chance - Sechrist - Bossert - Dinwiddie - Campbell - 3rd Row: Ordway - Cosca - Regnier (CO) - Walton 2nd Row: Finley - Sutton - Barras - McCloskey 1st Row: Pirkey - Craven - Follett - Young - Andrews - Hagedorn



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B-1 Cows



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B-1 Yearlings - 5th Row: Millar - Patterson - Walton 4th Row: Young - Andrews - Sechrist 3rd Row: Rhinehart - Cosca - Sutton - Ordway 2nd Row: Barras - Follett - Regnier - 1st Row: Chance - Vann - Craven - Bossert - Campbell - Pirkey - Hagedorn - Finley



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B-1 Plebes - 8th Row: Kasten - Young - Millar - Elliott - Cosca 7th Row: Dinwiddie - Follett 6th Row: Ordway - Pirkey - Craven 5th Row: Bossert - Espeland 4th Row: Campbell - Andrews - Finley 3rd Row: Berkstresser - Chance - 2nd Row: Regnier - McCloskey - Rhinehart 1st Row: Santoro - Walton - Hagedorn - Vann - Patterson - Sutton



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[1953 Army Football Team]

4th row: 64 Shannon - 38 Chance - 84 Holleder - 68 Herdman - 85 Ordway - 74 Sullivan - 70 MeInick - 71 Glock - 10 Vann. 3rd row: Greer (Asst Mgr) - 81 Doremus - 63 Chesnauskas - 34 Uebel - 12 Mericle - 16 Hagan - 54 Lasley - 55 Farris - 33 Burd - Meador (Mgr). 2nd row: 46 Bell - 58 Zaborowski - 31 Wing - 11 Cody - 25 Wynn - 22 Zeigler - 65 Franklin - 37 Knierem - 66 Bruno. 1st row: 82 Lapchick - 62 Ziegler - 79 Krause - 83 Sisson - 60 Lunn (captain) - 87 Mischak - 52 Kramer - 30 Cockrell - 48 Attaya - 24 Schweikert



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[1953 Army Football Team]



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Ordway - Barras - Chance - Follett -
Instructor [JUL 1953]



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Follett - Dinwiddie - Finley - Chance - Sechrist
Reb Young - Craven [CAMID - JUN 1953]



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Bill Chance and Pete Vann '56
[1952]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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Billy Junior Chance

Billy Junior Chance was born on 20 September 1933 in Mount Hope, Kansas. He was admitted from the 4th Congressional District of Kansas on 3 July 1951. He was in Company B1; played football for four years and track for four years. His first class year he was a Cadet Lieutenant and a platoon leader. He graduated on 7 June 1955 and was commissioned in the US Army in the Infantry.


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Sad, shocking news. Billy Chance, B1 made it through his back surgery on Sept.5, came home but had somewhere picked up a bacteria in his colon. Unbelieveably fast it took over and antibiotics killed what good bacteria were left and his colon was destroying rest of his body. Kidneys had shut down. Choices were to remove the entire colon leaving him with a colostomy bag and dialysis. His heart stopped twice so was on ventilator. The whole family knows that Bill would never want to live a life like that and at that time probably would not have withstood the surgery. We chose to turn off everything and he passed quietly on Sept.16th. Services will be in Mount Hope Methodist Church...it will shake the rafters...on Sept 20th, his 75th birthday. Our minister has been chatting with his two sons and daughter and knew Bill well so will do a fine eulogy. With lots of Billy stories. I'll think about the obit for the Assembly later.

Joan Chance & Family
17 SEP 2008


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From: "JackCampbell" coljack@austin.rr.com
To: "1955Bus" usma55bus@west-point.org
Subject: usma55bus: Services For Bill Chance, '55, B-1
Date sent: Thu, 18 SEP 2008 10:57:20,0500

Services for Billy J Chance will be held at 11:00am in Mount Hope, Kansas at the Mount Hope Methodist Church on Saturday September 20th
[Bill's birthday]. No public graveside services are planned. The family has asked that rather than sending flowers, those that so desire should contribute, in his memory, to Billy's favorite charity , the Mount Hope Volunteer Ambulance Service.

I know that Fred Bliss, Danny Dienst, and I plan to be in Mount Hope to represent the Class at the services. If there are others, please let me know.

Carry on...
-Jack Campbell, B-1


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Billy Junior Chance

MT. HOPE - Chance, Billy J., 74, retired US Army Lt. Col., real estate broker and former Mt. Hope Clarion owner, died Sept. 16, 2008 in Wichita. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Mt. Hope with Rev. Donna Wise officiating.

Mr. Chance was born Sept. 20, 1933 in Kensington, Kan., to the late William and Emma (Wachs) Chance. On July 24, 1955 he married Joan Hunsberger in Mt. Hope. Preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother. Survivors: wife, Joan; sons, William and Candy Chance of Dallas, Texas, Mark and Kathy Chance of Belle Plaine; daughter, Jennifer and Doug Roden of Houston, Texas; sisters, Merna Lee Snay of Haven, Ferne Brooks of Wichita; grandsons, Nicholas, Lee and Will Chance, Zach and Nate Roden.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Hope Ambulance Fund.

The Wichita Eagle (KS)
Thursday, September 18, 2008


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TAPS Memorial Article



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Billy Junior Chance

Birth: Aug. 20, 1933
Death: Aug. 16, 2008

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery
Mount Hope, Kansas, USA


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