ANN T. CHAPMAN

Posted On May 4th, 2013 -

ANN T. CHAPMAN
Ann T. Chapman passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 in Boulder. She was 101. Ann didn’t do anything halfway. When she moved with her husband and four children to Hawaii, she dived right into the culture. She took hula classes, began cooking local food and spent Sundays cooking Chinese food with a friend. She always rolled with the punches, got up and said, “What’s next?” She loved golf and was an avid bridge player. But mostly she embraced her family and Hawaii. She was a member of the Outrigger Canoe Club, the Oahu Country Club and the Assistance Guild. She worked occasionally with her husband, Thomas J. Chapman, in car sales. But her impact went far beyond that. She volunteered at the Assistance Guild Thrift Shop and sewed costumes in the Green Room for performances at Punahou School in Honolulu. Ann was born June 11, 1911 to Matthew Troya and Mary Sterk in San Francisco. She attended St. Charles Elementary School and graduated from Commerce High School. She married Thomas on Aug. 11, 1942. She moved to the Boulder area 15 years ago after 41 years in Honolulu. She is survived by a son, Buster T. Chapman of Las Vegas, Nev.; four daughters, Leann McIver of Belmont, Calif., Barbara Norfleet of Honolulu, Sandie Tracy of Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Sharie Schouweiler of Boulder; step-daughter Sammi Coe-Smith of Brinnon, Wash.; 12 grand- children; and seven great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992. No services will be held, according to her wishes. A family burial will take place at Diamond Head Memorial Park in Honolulu. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice of Boulder, 1730 30th St., Suite 308, Boulder, CO 80301. Please share thoughts, memories and condolences at legacy.com/ obituaries/dailycamera


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