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Death: Jonell Chipman

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Our wife and mother, Margaret Jonell Russell Chipman, died June 24, 1998 of cancer.

She was born September 20, 1946 in Alameda, California, to Martha Joan Russell and David Porter Russell, who both preceded her in death. She graduated from San Francisco State University in 1968, and attended the University of Utah where she did graduate work in special education. She was a fully engaged and effective teacher of children with behavior problems and learning disabilities. She taught at Grafton School in Berryville, Virigina, the Salt Lake City School District, Cathedral School, and Carden Memorial School.Jonell was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church and was an elder at First Presbyterian Church. In college she was known to her teachers as the "Defender of the Faith." During her entire life she was eager to do battle with the forces of relativism. She did so with quick insight, intelligence, kindness, and humor.

Jonell had a will of iron and the determination to effect others for good. Hers was a big personality. She did not think she was graceful; her life was full of grace. She had lifelong friends, including her brothers, Dan, Sam and Paul, and their families. She continued to make fast friends throughout her life. She was close to her brother-in-law, David; her uncle Bill; and their families. They were drawn to her cheerfulness, her many eccentricities, and her alert involvement in their lives.

Jonell is survived by her husband of 28 years, John McLelland Chipman; and their sons, Samuel McLelland, 20, David Washburn, 18, and John Taylor, 15. Her attention was focused most sharply on her husband and sons, toward whom she was endlessly loving and thoughtful.

A memorial service will be held June 27, 1998, at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 12 North `C' Street, Salt Lake City. A graveside service will be held at American Fork Cemetery on June 27, 1998, at 2 p.m.

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