Monday, December 14, 2009

Obituary Notice: Faye E. Chapman

Long time Los Altos resident, Faye E. Chapman, died December 11, 2009 of pneumonia at the Forum Health Care Center, in Cupertino, California.

She was born May 18, 1921, in Spokane, Washington, the second of four children of Lena Verwolf and Harry E. Latta. She attended Washington State College (now Washington State University) and was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

At a wartime dance in Spokane in 1944, she met Capt. William Ashley Chapman, of Birmingham, Alabama and the couple married that same year. After World War II, they settled first in Palo Alto and then in Los Altos, where in 1949 they built a house on Clark Avenue, now called Echo Drive. For forty years she was active in Peace Lutheran Church in Santa Clara, California. Mrs. Chapman is survived by her husband of 65 years, her daughters Kimberly (Mrs. Daniel D.) Moore of Denver, Colorado, and Robin Chapman of Los Altos, three granddaughters, three great grandchildren, as well as by her brother Jack Latta, a retired Spokane police officer, and her sister Ruth (Mrs. Joseph) Peterson, of Lincoln City, Oregon. Graveside services are planned for 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

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David Hingston said...

I heard last evening during a sojourn in Spokane. The path by which this news reached me was so unlikely that, though I never knew your mother, it would be un-tuned-in-to-the universe of me not to return word to you through your blog site. I am glad it is possible. I am sorry. Be well, Robin.

Robin Chapman said...

That is so kind, David-fellow-Los Altos-High-School-Grad. There are not even six degrees of separation, these days. I appreciate all the contacts and kind words.