LOA, UT--Our beloved, Blain Mansfield Chappell, age 80, died June 4, 1999 at his home in Loa.
He was born August 6, 1918 in Lyman, Utah, a son of Charles Sperry and Pearl Mansfield Chappell. He lived his life in the valley of his birth, moving from Lyman to Loa, when he married Katie F. Webster on March 6, 1940 in the Salt Lake Temple. Blain started making cheese for Nelson Ricks Creamery in 1944 and worked there for thirty-two years. He was founder of Valley High Dairy. His vision and efforts kept the dairy industry and Chappell Cheese Plant in the valley of Wayne County. He retired from the cheese plant to return to farming, something he loved. He was very active in the LDS Church. Blain and Katie served as missionaries at Cove Fort for three years. He enjoyed square dancing with the Buckhorn Dance Club.He is survived by his wife of Loa; children: Hildred and LeRon Cobia of Orem; Deanna and Frank Maxfield of Downington, PA; William "Bill" and Susan Chappell; Charles and Cathy McDade Chappell, all of Loa; Mathew and Pat Chappell of Fremont; Sue and Jay Barnson of Monroe; 25 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister: Arilla and Hal Williamson of Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law: Neil Olcott and his brother, Wayne Chappell died March 30, 1999.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the Loa LDS Stake Center. Friends may call for viewing at the Springer Turner Funeral Home, 260 North 400 West in Richfield, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and at the stake center in Loa, Saturday from 11 to 12:30 prior to the services. Burial will be in the Loa Cemetery.