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COALVILLE - <! > Helen Joyce Bean Chappell, 72, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away at home on Sept. 14, 2001 of cancer. She was greatly loved and will be missed by her family.

Born March 23, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Armstrong Bean and Frankie Bain Bean. Graduated from North Summit High School with the Class of 1947. She married her High School sweetheart Derrald Huffman Chappell on June 17, 1947 in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Coalville II Ward. She was very dedicated to all of her church callings serving and teaching in every auxiliary. She served in the Stake Primary Presidency for 17 years, Stake Relief Society Board and Ward and Stake Librarian. Served as a Temple Ordinance Worker in the Ogden Temple for two years and was able to fulfill her desire to serve a mission to the Baton Rouge Louisiana Mission under President and Sister Simpson from Nov. 1999 to May 2001. She dearly loved the people of the South, and made very endearing friendships. Their love and support through their fasting and prayers was a great strength to her during her illness. She served as a Judge of Election and opened her home as a voting place for District #21 for over 25 years. She was active in the county Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and the Coalville Camp. Served as DUP Captain for two terms. She was a charter member of the Coalville Ladies Literary Club.

Her interests included: quilting, crocheting, antiques, dolls, traveling, her home, family book of remembrances, and loved the church hymns. She was a perfectionist, very particular in everything that she did. She was a good cook, decorator, housekeeper, and hard worker. She never liked to waste a minute of time. She was always kind, generous, and loving to everyone. She loved her eight children with all her heart and considered them as her greatest accomplishment in her life. She always felt blessed to have 38 grandchildren and nine great- grandchildren. Her greatest joys were being with her family and serving the Lord. She has always been a pillar of strength to her family, and had a deep love for the Gospel and a strong testimony. We will miss her sweet smile and the love she had for us. She was very grateful to be surrounded by her family and friends during her illness.

Helen is survived by her husband, Derrald, Coalville; eight children, Barbara Joyce (Jim) Toole, Wanship; Melvin Derrald (Shirley) Chappell, Aberdeen, Idaho; Thomas George (Kathy) Chappell, Wanship; Joseph Bean (Jennifer) Chappell, Coalville; Annette (Ron) Moore, Coalville; Frankie Jean (Don) Donaldson, Wanship; Brenda Carol (Brian) Hall, Yuma, Arizona; Brent Ernest (Marie) Chappell, Blackfoot, Idaho; 38 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Her legacy will live on forever.

Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Frankie Bean; brothers, Bill and Ken Bean.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001 at 1 p.m. in the Coalville Stake Chapel. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Coalville on Tuesday Sept. 18, from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Interment will be in the Coalville Cemetery.