On March 31, 2023, Edith Louise Chapman, 84, passed away due to a rare form of Alzheimer’s; Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy (CAA). She was surrounded in love by her family and friends.
Edith was born on June 16, 1938 in Weippe, Idaho to Lyle and Viola Wilson. She spent her entire life on the Weippe prairie. She met and married Everett Chapman on October 6, 1962. They worked hard on their farm and raised three children: Tim (Jackie), Wilbur, and Mavis (Adam) Vargovich. They were married for 41 years prior to Everett’s passing in 2004.
Edith was active in her Church and had a strong belief in her faith as a Seventh Day Adventist. She was often found reading her Bible or watching services on TV. She was well known for her sewing abilities and she especially enjoyed making quilts, many were hand sewn. She loved spending time with her family and teaching her grandchildren to sew. She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing games, camping, but most of all, helping others.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Arnold (Sharry), and sister Ione Wilson. She is survived by her brother Lonnie (Bonnie) Wilson of Salinas CA, 6 grandchildren; Enjoli (Alex) Wasden, Naomi Vargovich, Nicholas (Katie) Chapman, Rachelle (Shawn) Lange, and Brianna Chapman, as well as nine great grandchildren; Luther, Davina, Demeitri, and Winter Vargovich, Kynslee, Rowen, and Brielle Chapman, and James and Amaya Wasden. She also had several nieces and nephews.
Edith was loved by many people because of her big heart and kindness. She was respectfully called Grandma by all who knew her well. At her request, Edith will be cremated and there will be no funeral. However, there will be a celebration of life at a later date.
There will be no funeral. A potluck and celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at the Weippe Community Hall, 218 2nd Ave E, Weippe, ID.
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