Chorum, Eugene Paul (February 24, 1924 - June 19, 2001)

Eugene Paul Chorum

Douglas Budget - June 27, 2001

A memorial service for Eugene Paul Chorum, 77, was held at Veile Mortuary Chapel in Worland with Rev. Dale Noska of First Southern Baptist Church officiating.

Mr. Chorum died June 19 at his home in Worland.

He was born Feb. 24, 1924, in Springfield, Mo., to Charles Lewis and Malla Jean (Price) Chorum. He moved to Worland as a small child and was raised and schooled in Worland.

Following high school graduation, he entered the Navy where he served as a radioman third class during WWII. He was stationed at California, Washington and Alaska and had served on the tugboat A.G. 39 Oriole in the Aleutian Islands.

He married Genyva Carneal on Aug. 20, 1945, in Billings, Mont. She died in 1980.

After the war he went to the Journeyman Barbers International Education school to become a licensed barber. He was in business with his father in the OK Barber Shop until his father's retirement in 1970. Mr. Chorum then continued to cut hair until his retirement in 1989. He still cut hair for a few of his friends and liked to visit at the local barber shop to learn new jokes and about the community affairs.

His hobbies included driving in his car almost every weekend, rock collecting, crossword puzzles and walking. In the winters he walked in the Pamida store and even had a name badge that said he was not an employee but just a "walker". In his younger days he liked to go rabbit hunting. He was a member of the Worland Elks Lodge.

Paul is survived by son Gary Paul and wife Veronica Chorum of Molalla, Ore.; daughter Teri Beth and husband John Rabun of Douglas; brother Charles and wife Rita Chorum of Worland; grandchildren Dustin Rabun of Deadwood, S.D., and Brandon, Derek and Joshua Chorum of Portland, Ore.

Mr. Chorum was preceded in death by his wife Genyva, his parents, granddaughter Tiffany Rabun and a sister.

Veile Mortuary was in charge.

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