Dateline: September 6, 2001
services for Ruth Elvira Chapman, age 94, were held at 2:00 p.m. on
Saturday, August 25, 2001, in Llano Cemetery in Amarillo with Paul Sneed
officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of N.S. Griggs &
Sons Funeral Directors in Amarillo.
Chapman died Thursday, August 23, 2001, in Amarillo. She was born in
Eldorado, Oklahoma. She grew up in Miami, Pampa, and Lefors. She married
Alexander M. “Bud” Chapman on August 24, 1938, in Clayton, NM.
Chapman preceded her in death on March 5, 1985. Mrs. Chapman had ranching
interests at Endee, MN, and Broken Bow and Tryon, Nebraska. She was the
owner of Orchid Beauty Salon. She had been a beautician for more than 50
years with salons in Shamrock, Vega, and Amarillo. She was a member of the
Central Church of Christ.
include four daughters, Roxie Thomas Brownlee of Clarendon, Clara J.
Chapman Driggs of Denver, Victoria E. Grogan of Fritch, and J. Rose
Chapman Ballard of Phoenix; a sister, Rose Hall of Clarendon; 23
grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 28 great great grandchildren.
family suggests memorials be to High Plains Children’s Home and Family
Services, 11451 S. Western St., Amarillo, TX 79118; or to a favorite
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