|Dec. 7th, 2006 11:26 pm Timothy J. Chapman, 1946-2006|
Timothy J. Chapman, age 60, former resident of Kingman AZ and prominent
local businessman there during the 1970's and 80's (when he was
co-owner, with wife Diana, of Chapman's Country Corner) passed away
at Hospice of the Valley
in Goodyear AZ on Monday, December 4, 2006,
following a brief battle with cancer.
Tim was born July 19, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, to the late
Drs. James C. and Katheryne W. Chapman, and lived nearly all of his
life in Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University
in 1967, and married Diana Patricia Beasley that same year. For a few
years thereafter, they lived on and helped operate his parents'
cattle ranch near Prescott AZ. In 1971, Tim and Diana and children
Brent (born 1968) and Jody (born 1970) moved from the ranch to
Kingman in order to open Chapman Feed and Supply. The business
prospered, expanded to include western wear, and was renamed Chapman's
Country Corner when it relocated to 4250 Stockton Hill Road in the
late 70's. In the late 80's, Tim and Diana sold the business and
relocated back to Prescott, and later to Glendale AZ, where Tim pursued
a variety of businesses, most recently as a residential real estate
agent working with Desert State Realty in Glendale. Tim and Diana
were divorced in 2003, but remained good friends.
Throughout the 1970's and 80's in Kingman, Tim was active in community
service. As a prominent local businessman, he often donated his
time and energy to support youth groups including 4-H
and the Future Farmers of America (FFA), as well as professional associations such
as the state and local Cattlegrowers' Associations, the Chamber of
Commerce, and various business groups. A licensed pilot, he
flew with the Mohave County Sheriff's Air Search and Rescue Posse,
a group he helped form. For several years, he served on the Mohave
County Airport Board. He was a member of the Mohave County Sheriff's
Mounted Posse, and helped organize their annual rodeo for several
years. He was a championship horseman in college, competing in
cutting and calf roping events throughout the Southwest; as an
adult, he continued to participate actively in the local family
team roping community, frequently spending weekends with his family
traveling to events throughout the state to rope with both his
extended family and many friends.
Tim is survived by his son, Brent Chapman of San Francisco, CA; his
daughter, Jody Bartling, and her husband Rob and their daughter
(Tim's granddaughter) Cameron of Chino Valley, AZ; his sister Susan
Chapman of Prescott, AZ; and his former wife Diana Chapman of
Chino Valley, AZ.
According to Tim's request, no public memorial services are planned,
and his ashes will be scattered across his family's former cattle
ranch, northwest of Prescott, in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his name
to be made to Hospice of the Valley (1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix,
AZ 85014-5656; www.hov.org),
who greatly comforted both Tim and his
family in his last days.
Tim, Jody, Cameron, Diana, and Rob; Christmas 2002
Tim, Susan, Cameron, and Brent; Christmas 200511 comments - Leave a comment