Inez Mae Berg Chapman, our sweet Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend, and Matriarch of the Berg family, passed away on January 4th, 2021 with her daughters by her side.
Inez was born on March 7, 1923, in Heber City, Utah. She was the oldest child of ten living born at home in the first house her father built for the family. Her parents are Oscar Alexander Berg and Flora Bond Berg. She married Wesley Raymond Chapman on August 29, 1946
As a young girl, Inez was fully involved in taking sewing classes in the 4H Club. She took 2nd place at the State Fair on her complete outfit and the next year at the State Fair took 1st place for a child’s dress and went on to win 2nd place at the National 4H Club contest in Chicago. She continued winning sewing contests throughout high school and after they had their 2 girls, she sewed all their clothes from rompers to prom dresses.
When World War II broke out, Inez took on a “man’s” job at the Remington Arms Plant in Salt Lake City, inspecting bullets.
It was on one of her bus rides from Salt Lake to Heber to visit her parents that she met the driver, Wesley Chapman, who later became her husband.
Inez and Wes spent many wonderful years traveling the countrysides, “wherever the road took them”.
Inez was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and one of her favorite callings was that of primary teacher.
Inez’s fondest memories growing up were on their family farm, climbing trees with her brothers, and swimming in the canal. She has a very close family and adores all of her siblings and their families.
“My values are pure, simple, and to the point. Be honest, hard-working, and enjoy life’s journey. The five blessings that have always brought me joy are Whitney, Brian, Tyler, Bryce, and Jeremy- and now their spouses and my sweet great-grandchildren.”
“I hope that I have lived my life to its fullest by being a good example to others, my daughters, and future generations. To know that my greatest joy and happiness has always been with the family I grew up in, my husband and our children and their families.”
Inez is survived by daughters, Connie (Robert) Runia and Barbara (Brad) Spring; grandsons, Jeremy Scott (Jennifer) Runia, Bryce Jay Runia, Tyler Jay (Amanda) Kofoed, Brian Wesley (Hanna) Kofoed; granddaughter, Whitney Kaye (Kory) Jackson and great-grandchildren, Paige Nicole, Brock Jeremy, Piper Ray, Dylan Wesley, Griffin Tyler, Lewis Bradley, Wesley Jay, Sawyer John, Harper Jo, Anne Kaye, Ada Kaye, Winston Kerry. Her siblings, Marie (Lynn) Morgan and Richard Berg; sisters-in-law, Larae Berg, Diane Berg, and Sharon Berg.
Reunited in Heaven with husband, Wesley; parents, Oscar and Flora; siblings, Phyllis, Lora, Leo, Alvin, Bernell, William, and Russell; sisters-in-law, Nancy Berg and Eileen Berg, as well as many others.
Due to COVID-19, a private family viewing and funeral will be held on January 16, 2021, at 11:00 am at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Interment to follow at the Heber City Cemetery, 700 North 550 East, Heber City, Utah. To view the funeral via Zoom and for online condolences, please visit www.larkincares.com.
Thanks to all those at Sunrise and Alta Ridge for their tender care. Special heartfelt love and thanks to Brio Hospice nurses, Cathy and Amber, for making mom’s final journey one of compassion, care, and love.
When the caterpillar thought its life was over, the Master made it a butterfly.
Goodbye for a time, mom…you are now free to fly.
To view the recorded funeral service, please visit the zoom link listed above.