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 Crystal Oma “Cree” <I>Groom</I> Chapman

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Crystal Oma “Cree” Groom Chapman

  • Birth 12 Aug 1917 Washington, USA
  • Death 19 Mar 2000 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA
  • Plot Catholic Section 5, Lot 21, Grave 8
  • Memorial ID 59587074

East Oregonian
March 23, 2000

Eugene - Crystal "Cree" Oma Chapman, 82, of Eugene, died Sunday, March 19, 2000, of heart failure.
The funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at Bishop Funeral Chapel, 131 S.E. Byers Ave., in Pendleton with burial on Saturday at Olney Cemetery.
Mrs. Chapman was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Washington state to Joseph and Minnie Henneger Groom. She graduated from high school at Rosalia, Wash., in 1932 and attended nursing school at Colfax, Wash., until health concerns caused her to quit.
She worked at the telephone company as an operator until after her marriage to Thomas victor Chapman, of Pilot Rock, on Jan. 25, 1942, at Lewiston, Idaho. They ranched on Butter Creek from 1945 until 1961 then moved to Pendleton where she worked in the billing department at St. Anthony Hospital until her retirement in 1986.
She enjoyed riding horses, gardening, reading, spending time with family and friends and helping the "shut ins' with their activities.
She was a member of st. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and The Ladies Auxiliary in Pendleton.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Chapman, in 1981. Survivors include a daughter, Carol Bertram of Eugene; sisters, Alma Jane of El cajon, Calif., Amy Beht of Red Bluff, calif., and Marilyn of Spokane; four grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and four step great-granchildren.
Buell Chapel, 320 N. Sixth st., Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: JLH
  • Added: 4 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59587074
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Crystal Oma “Cree” Groom Chapman (12 Aug 1917–19 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59587074, citing Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by JLH (contributor 46948712) .