Facebook Twitter



David Grant Chappell, age 84, died at his home in St. George October 8, 1995, of cancer.

He was born December 7, 1910, in Lyman, a son of William LaMont and LeNora Belle Cook Chappell. He married his childhood sweetheart, Margaret Caroline Peterson, September 15, 1930, in Loa. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on September 16, 1931.Grant worked at Kennecott Copper from 1942 to 1950. He and Margaret then returned to Lyman where they operated the Lyman Grocery Store for the next 30 years. Margaret died July 21, 1987.

Grant served as Water Commissioner for 13 years. He was a carpenter, a prospector, and a true source of happiness to all who knew him. He had the charisma to draw people to him with his love to visit and spread the gospel to all. He was always willing to help anyone in need.

His great joy was doing temple work. The temple became his home away from home. Grant loved music and played in orchestras with his trumpet and his harmonica. He loved to fish and loved the outdoors. He was a member of the LDS Church, serving in many capacities, including bishop of the Lyman Ward and high councilman of Wayne Stake. His greatest love was for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Grant married Zelma Echols on February 21, 1990, in the Las Vegas LDS Temple. He has lived in St. George since that time.

He is survived by his wife, Zelma of St. George; children, Jean and Gerald R. Okerlund of Monroe, Calvin and Ruth Chappell of Provo, Larry Chappell of Lyman, Eddie and Connie Chappell of Twin Falls, Idaho, Phyllis and C.H. Robinson of Salt Lake City; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Lloyd, Farrell, Kennard and Wendell, all of Lyman, and Austin of Kaysville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; his grandsons, Leslie and Chris Okerlund; his brother, Lavon; sister, Wanda Henrie; also, Nora, Geneva, Woodrow, Olive, Merrill and George, brothers and sisters who died as children.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, 1995, at 1 p.m. in the Lyman LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call for viewing at the ward chapel in Lyman on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to services. Burial will be in the Lyman Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

T 10/9 N 10/9