Baker City, Oregon
Mary Marie Chapman, 88, of Baker City, died April 9, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
Her graveside service will be at 1 p.m. MDT Tuesday at Hilltop Cemetery in Nyssa. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate.
Mary was born on May 12, 1915, at Vale to Bud and Laura Rose Syme Mattingly. She was raised at Watson where she also attended school. She graduated from high school at Nyssa.
She married Arthur A. Chapman on May 23, 1934. The couple lived at Huntington during World War II, where Mr. Chapman worked on the railroad. While in Huntington, they raised two children, Charles and Laura.
In 1946, the couple moved to Baker City. Mary went to work for Cablevision as an office manager and continued to work there for many years.
Survivors include her son, Charles Chapman and his wife, Gail, of Baker City; her daughter, Laura Mae Kovash and her husband, Walter, of Ontario; grandchildren, Sean Chapman of Pomona, Calif., Sheri Chapman of LaPine, Richard Kovash of Albuquerque, N.M., and Chris Kovash of Oakland, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Arthur A. Chapman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, April 16, 2004
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor