OBITUARY

Carl Edward Chapman

May 28, 1954February 16, 2012

Carl, 57, of Monroe, Washington passed away at home in the loving arms of his family. Stemming from Crohn’s disease, he battled cancer for 2 ½ years with strength and dignity. He was born in Oak Harbor, raised in Snohomish. There, he enjoyed little league, riding his bike, visiting the local candy store, bottle digging, coin collecting and wrestling on the Snohomish High School team. Carl earned an AA and Welding Technology degree at EVCC. In 1970, Carl met the love of his life, Linda, cruisin’ Colby. For 2 years he wandered until joining the U.S. Navy, where he served for 3 years as an airman, and received the Honor Man award. Reunited with Linda in the summer of ’73, they were married January 4, 1975 at the First Presbyterian Church in Everett. They settled in Monroe, where they raised 4 children and later welcomed 2 grandchildren. Carl was a jack of many trades. He owned Monroe Hardware Sporting Goods, along with father and brother-in-law Harry and Sandy, whom he admired. He provided for his family through the years owning Carl’s Pump Service, managing Highland Water Association, working at Alderwood Olds/Cad. and the Monroe School District. He retired from the City of Snohomish, in 2011, as Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator where he was an invaluable asset to the community. Carl enjoyed music, dancing, working in the yard, hunting, and rolling deep in his ’79 black Jeep. He had love for birds and the universe. He always found time to support his children by coaching, sponsoring, and attending their activities. What a thrill it was for him to see his son get married in Jan. One of his last wishes, a trip to Disneyland with his 2 granddaughters, was fulfilled a week before his passing. He will be remembered for his kindness, sense of humor, strong work ethic, and love for his family and friends. We will feel his presence forever. Carl was preceded in death by his father Robert Chapman; birth father Ted Brodahl; uncle Carl Newman; mother-in-law Carol Stuchell; brother-in-law Harry “Sandy” Stuchell; niece Melissa Peterson; friend Dave Grover. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Linda; son Eric; daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren Carol, Matt, Ashlyn, and Airyann; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Renae; daughter Jenny; grandmother Florence Newman; mother Beverly Chapman; sister Barb Fogg (Dan); sister Sue Harris (Rod); beloved brother Norm (Loydeen); Aunt Louise Newman; cousins Howard Newman, and Carrie Bullinger (John); Aunt Nancy Joy (Bill); the Brodahl family; many brother and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends. Donations may be made in Carl’s memory to Providence Hospice and Home Care Foundation of Snohomish County in lieu of flowers at (425) 261-4822.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, March 2, 2012
REMEMBERING

Carl Edward Chapman

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March 26, 2012

I would like to thank everyone for your love, prayers, and support through Carl's illness and after his passing. Our family received beautiful cards and flowers which brought us much comfort. The food that was brought over was simply delicious! Thank you for all your thoughts.

Love, Linda

Barbara Johnson

March 21, 2012

This box isn't big enough to say all the good things we could say about Carl. He was witty, funny, and generous to a fault. He made my sister smile from within and brought light to her eyes. He loved his children and grandchildren with all that he had. He will truly be missed but we will think of him and smile. We love you Carl. Glad you are illness free! Get the party started for us.

March 14, 2012

Carl,
A candle burns next to your bottles on the windowsill. Everytime the light hits them I'll smile.
Love, Mare

Linda

March 12, 2012

March 12,2012 I miss you Carl. I love you.

Harry Stuchell

March 9, 2012

Carl & I became acquainted when he dated our daughter Linda. He was a friendly, easy going young man with lots of energy. They were married and raised a family of four children.Our family has had many great times together and Carl was well liked by all of our daughters & brothers in law. He will be missed but not forgotten

Sandy Klein

March 2, 2012

Whenever I see a black Jeep truck I smile,thinking of Carl. So many years of sharing kids, sports, school, good words. Travis spent so many nights at the Chapman's, and always came home with good stories. We feel lucky to have shared your life. May all the super memories help all the Chapman's through this.

Travis Klein

March 1, 2012

Carl was always supportive of his kids and their friends. I was lucky to spend quite a few good times with him and the Chapman family while growing up in Monroe. From sponsoring and coaching the Cubs (with Monroe Hardware hats... I wore that hat for years) and Pirates to proudly promoting Kingpin Hayes in their early "small" shows, his love and enjoyment of the family and friends was clear. He had a great sense of humor and good outlook on life. My thoughts are with the Chapman family in remembering his wonderful life.

Crystal Smith

March 1, 2012

I can only wish that I had known Carl longer. The memories that I do have of family, laughter, and love inspire a vibrance of warmth and joy. May your sparkle shine within us all. We miss you

February 29, 2012

Linda and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Kathy Heichel and Staff

Geri Curcio

February 29, 2012

Carl was a dear friend who was never afraid to tell people he loved them. The greatest time we all spent together was on the houseboat on Lake Roosevelt, under the unbelievable starry sky. Silverman debuted that night and it was a great, unforgettable show!! Rock on, sweet Carl! You will never be forgotten!!!