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 Adine <I>Sundberg</I> Chipman

Adine Sundberg Chipman

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 12 Sep 2010 (aged 89)
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 58708353 · View Source
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Adine Sundberg Finlinson Chipman slipped gracefully into eternity on Sept. 12, 2010 as loved ones, music, children's art and angels surrounded her at home in Murray, Utah.

Eighty-nine years ago her parents, Theodore Richelieu Sundberg and Edna Southwick Sundberg, welcomed Adine's happy arrival at LDS Hospital on Jan. 10. She lived a full and exemplary life as daughter and sister, wife and mother, aunt and grandmother, teacher and pianist.

Her life was a blessing to all who knew her, and her passing leaves a void in many hearts, but she is joyful as she joins her husbands, relatives and friends in a long-awaited reunion.

Adine graduated from East High School in 1937 and from the University of Utah in 1941, where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Kappa Gamma, Spurs and the APMIN fine arts society.

She married Joseph Lyman Finlinson in 1944 in the Salt Lake Temple. Her beloved Joe died in 1963. Seven years later she married Dee Keith Chipman, who brought her decades of companionship. He died in 2007. She dreamed of walking arm-in-arm with both of them. "In heaven," she told us, "there are no limits on love."

A master teacher, Adine taught piano and elementary school in Detroit, Cleveland, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Centerville and Bountiful. She retired from the Davis County School District in 1985 after four decades of accomplishments. She inspired a passion for learning and appreciation of the arts in hundreds of students. She was the first woman to serve on the Utah State Science Teachers Committee.

As a homemaker she delighted in cooking and baking for her family. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting, contesting, golf, travel and the art of giving. She played the piano throughout her life, even resuming lessons as an octogenarian to polish her technique.

Adine loved accompanying soloists and her LDS ward choir. Music is her spiritual path. She lived the ideal of keeping a song in her heart and facing challenges with courage and good cheer. She often said, "My secret of long life is good family, good friends and good music." As a gentle and loving lady she organized family gatherings, doted on the health, education and general welfare of her offspring and remained close to them.

Her survivors include children, JoAnne Casey and Richard (Laura) Finlinson; grandchildren Brandon (Tere) Casey, Joseph (Marianne) Finlinson, Jane (Matt) Hodgkinson, Kate Finlinson, Alex (Hadley) Finlinson, and Anne Finlinson; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Ronan Casey and Owen Hodgkinson; stepdaughters, Pam Stark and Shelley Chipman, and stepgrandchildren, Brooke and Toby Chipman, Abby Hobson and Lydia Chipman; and five nieces, four nephews and extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, her sister, Flo Sundberg Beeley, stepson, Brink Chipman, and all of her cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

A celebration of Adine's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at her ancestral plot in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

In her last days Adine expressed appreciation to each of those who brought blessings of comfort, conversation, art, music and prayer into her home. Mom, we appreciate you, too.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adine Sundberg Chipman (10 Jan 1921–12 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58708353, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Barb (contributor 46936813) .