Inez Mae Berg Chapman

March 7, 1923 ~ January 4, 2021

Service:

Jan. 16, 2021
11:00 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 east Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah 84092

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.



Guestbook/Condolences

Very nice service. I heard many times from many who spoke today that Inez was classy and elegant. I always remember that about her whenever they would come to visit. I remember her being very kind and gentle with an infectious laugh. It was great to hear all the wonderful stories about her and how loved she is by her entire family. She lived a good life. Blessings to you all!

- Darla (Gunnell) Klovski
Such wonderful stories told today....loved the comments from Tyler, Brian and Whit and all they learned from their Grandmother. Hopefully, we all have a few more adventures to go before we arrive "skidding in sideways" to Heaven like your cute Mom.... Love to you all, SBC

- SBC
Such wonderful memories of a life richly lived and shared....thanks for including us. Janene & Ryan

- Janene Hixson
Her presence may be gone, but the memories of your mother will be with you till you meet again. Our hearts hurt for the loss you feel at this time. We express our sorrow and mourn with you on this day. All our love, Wayne & Nancy

- Nancy and Wayne Day
I am Eileen Giles Berg’s sister. I have known Inez for many years. I was always impressed by her loving kindness. She always talked about her girls with such pride and love. She had lived a long life and l am sure she is happy to be greeted by her loved ones. May you feel comfort and peace at her passing.

- Karen Giles Carlile Bird
Wes and Inez are beloved of our family. He and Inez were always a joyful presence in our home during Christmas time when they would come to visit. Inez was such a happy person. I will always remember her and my mother visiting and laughing together. Our very heartfelt condolences to the Chapman and Berg families. She is truly a great lady.

- Steve Gunnell
Oh, Barb! I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mother. You look just like her!!! What a wonderful woman, mom, wife she was and what a great example for your kids. I can see several of her quailed reflected in your goodness and am so grateful for our association at Evergreen all those years!! I always knew I could count on your friendship and support! May God bless you and your family in the days to come. Love, Ginger Gunn

- Ginger Gunn
Inez was such a delightful woman. She passed along great wisdom when my mom first arrived at Sunrise and I was grateful for chats with me. My condolences to your family at this difficult time. I hope knowing she had a life well lived brings comfort in the days to come.

- Nancy Barber
What a wonderful life.

- Andrew John Berg
We bid farewell to Inez Chapman, a wonderful daughter of God. May her family be comforted at this time and throughout the years to come. My sister was my hero and shall always be in my heart. We send our love to those who will have a void in their lives. May the Lord bless us all. Lynn and Marie Morgan

- Marie Morgan
So glad Brad sent me message about your mother passing. I know you were a devoted daughter. She must have taught you well.!.! She seemed to be a vibrant lady. And you are just like her. Sending love to help with the loss. And hoping I has all been a good experience. Love you Barbara Paul and Peggy

- Peggy Rasmussen