Helen Marie Chapman, 78, passed away November 16, 2018

Helen Marie Chapman, 78, of St. Joseph, MI, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018, at The Willows Assisted Living in St. Joseph.

A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Burial will take place at Monument Valley Park, Joshua Tree, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to The Willows in c/o Baruch Senior Ministries, 3196 Kraft Ave. SE #203, Grand Rapids, MI 49512. Those wishing to share a memory of Helen may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Helen was born June 17, 1940 in Los Angeles, CA to Edward Henry Chapman and Dorothy (Vollmer) Chapman Rash. For 27 years, Helen worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles in the surgical equipment sanitation department. Upon retirement and moving to Yucca Valley, CA she worked at the High Desert Museum as an animal caretaker. In 2001, she moved to Saint Joseph, MI and worked for Eileen’s Design Studio assembling quilting patterns and handling shipping.

A former Girl Scout, Helen was a recipient of the Curved Bar Award. She also enjoyed puzzles and going to her brother John’s cabin at Lake Almanor, CA. She will be missed by all those whose lives she touched.

Helen is survived by her siblings, John Edward (Anne) Chapman, Thomas Deen (Eileen) Chapman, and Nancy Jean (Bruce) MacDuckston. She was preceded in death by her parents.

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