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Amos (Tad) B. Chapman: 1925-2020

 

Last updated 8/20/2020 at 10:32am

A beloved father and grandfather, Amos Chapman passed away peacefully at home July 29, 2020, surrounded by his family. Born in Eureka, Washington, to Amos and Lucille Chapman on July 18, 1925, he was raised on a farm in eastern Washington.

At 16 years of age, the family moved to Seattle, where he graduated from Franklin High School. At the age of 17, Amos enlisted in the Navy, where he served on the destroyer USS Killen during World War II. After an honorable discharge, he met and married Margaret Lundeberg.

They had three daughters. He had a long career in the U.S. Postal Service, from which he retired. Amos was an active member of the Masons, Sons of Norway, American Legion, VFW, Elks, NARF, Edmonds Senior Center and, most dear to his heart, Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, and his beloved wife, Margaret. Amos is survived by his daughters, Sue (Rick), Becky (Jim), and Pam. Those who will also miss him are seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many, many friends and relatives too numerous to mention.

Because of current circumstances, Amos' celebration of life will be postponed until sometime next year. If you feel the need to honor him, consider donating to any one of the organizations listed above.

 

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