On July 17, 2021, Elma Kathy Black Chipman returned to her heavenly home as the result of injury pain and inability to continue kidney dialysis.
She was born on May 9, 1952 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She spent her early childhood in northern Florida and later moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she graduated from Stranahan High School. She attended Brigham Young University majoring in Home Economics Education. In her first year she met Stephen R. Chipman and they began dating. They were married on September 1, 1971 in Manti, Utah and continued to attend the university until spring. After Stephen’s graduation they lived in Richmond British Columbia Canada, Denver Colorado, and Rapid City South Dakota as a result of work transfers. They have lived in Sandy, Utah since March, 1977.
She and Stephen are the parents of four sons and eleven grandchildren. A loving mother and grandmother, Kathy as she was known, would do all she could to care for and raise them and loved spending time with her family, playing games, camping, and other activities. She always supported them in school and extracurricular activities and Steve in his work assignments. An independent and industrious person she did many things around the house and yard not commonly done by women when Steve was away or occupied at work.
She primarily worked as a homemaker except for a period of about eight years when she worked part time as a cafeteria worker at Union Middle School, in Midvale, Utah. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints her whole life. As a teen she graduated from early morning seminary and served in the church until her health precluded it, in various assignments in the Primary, Relief Society, as Primary President, and Young Women Camp Director.
Kathy was always dependable and a hard worker in anything she was called on to do. She cared a lot about people and loved spending time with them. She loved nature and travel and made sure her family had many opportunities to enjoy both. She particularly loved music and the primary songs and would frequently sing them to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed competitive board and card games and loved to compete with family and friends at them.
She is survived by her husband Stephen, her brothers Terry Owen, Henry Dwayne, and James Black, and sons Stephen Wesley “Wes”, Jeffrey Glenn, Michael David, and Patrick Joel as well as grandchildren Logan, Hannah, Eliana, Mason, Hudson, Cambree, Lily, Jovie, Stockton, James, and Jacqueline Rae.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am (MDT) on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Crescent 7th Ward Chapel, 949 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT. Viewings will be Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT and Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to the services at the church.
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I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw this as I was looking up attending another funeral. Kathy was the best friend I have had since I was a young newlywed. I wasn't the best at keeping in touch with her. I hope you will be guided as you grieve.
Sister Gina Dellapiana (Sudbury)
Stephen and family, I just heard of Kathy's graduation, from Uncle Clyde Black. He never thought of it as death. She has now graduated across the veil. Sending much love and lots of prayers.
Cousin, Connie Black Hoffman
Orangeburg Ward, SC
We are all so sorry to hear about Kathy. Please know that you are in our prayers.
Bro Chipman and families
My prayers are with you now and may you find comfort. Our Heavenly Father hears your sorrows and I know that he will give you the strength and comfort you need to go forward.
Take care of yourself 💙💙
Sister Linda Furtick Wiles
Orangeburg Ward, South Carolina
May God-bless all of her angels in heaven and on Earth Amen
So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
You have my sincere condolences. I am sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. My prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May the Lord bless you with peace and the knowledge that you will see her again.
So sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers are with family.
Dear Chipman family:
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Kathy. I loved her and some of my favorite memories were when we served together in Primary. I also remember fondly the friendships my boys had with with you boys. Those were good times for me. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Bro. Chipman and Family,
We are saddened at the news of Kathy's passing. She was a beautiful person, and we remember her kind and gracious spirit. We loved her and extend ti you our condolences.
You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Emile and Arah
We were so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We know she will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with you.
We are so thankful for the opportunities and time we had with Elma. We send our condolences to the family and our thoughts are with you!