Vera Anglin Boyd Chapman was born in the Bear Community, Spring Creek, Calvin, Oklahoma on May 8th, 1926 and peacefully passed away at the age of 86 on January 2nd, 2013, while surrounded by family and loved ones. Vera was a graduated of Calvin High School, where she participated in college prep classes, debate/speech class, and performed in various community and radio vocal duets with Billy Chaddick, as well as the Spring Creek Church Quartet. After graduation, Vera married Oran Bill "O.B." Brumley from Graham, Texas, in August 1944, and together they raised three children. In April 1958 at El Paso, Texas, she remarried to Edward Lee Chapman and together they raised two children. Vera worked in Holdenville as co-owner of the Good Luck Cafe, Charting Clerk at the Holdenville General Hospital, Happy Foods Convenience Store, and Dean's Casing Service. Vera was an avid homemaker, cook, quilt maker, crochet hand work, member of the Calvin Eastern Star Lodge, Holdenville Round-Up Club, Holdenville CB Club with CB handle Momma C, member of the Holdenville Chamber of Commerce, Parent in support of Future Homemakers of America and the Future Farmers of America. While Vera had many talents and interests, she most cherished the roles she played in her own family as a daughter, sister, wife, aunt, mother and grandmother.
Preceding Vera in death are her father, William Oscar Boyd, her mother, Alice Kathryn Hardwick Boyd, her brother, Othor Vaden Boyd, her sister-in-law, Virginia Ruby Swope Boyd, her son-in-law, Johnny Lee Clark, her granddaughter, Angela Toni Lankford, her son, Dartez Vaden Brumley, and her granddaughter, Alecia Nicole Chapman and baby girl, and her nephew, Billy Boyd, and infant great-granddaughter, Megan Lee Clark.
Vera is survived by her daughter Bivian Brumley-Ford, Holdenville, OK, and her children Kellie Clark Helm and her husband, John Helm, Palm Harbor, FL, Johnny Lee Clark II and his wife, Julie Clark, Moore, OK, and VeAnn Lynch and her husband, Micheal Lynch, VanNuys, CA, her daughter Roberta Brumley-Lankford and her husband, Jimmie Lankford, Holdenville, OK, and theirson Jimmie DeWayne Lankford and his wife, Danielle Lankford, Little Axe, OK, and children, Brayden, Blayne, Angela Bailey, and Brynna, her son, William Edward Chapman and his wife, Cheryl, Cedar Hill, MO and their sons Willie, Brad, Parkker, and Zackkery, and her son Ben Thomas Chapman and his wife Debbie m., Oklahoma City, OK, and daughter Sarah Albertson and husband , Daniel Albertson, Shelley, ID, and fifteen grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and loved ones. Vera's generosity, kindness, humor and big smile earned her many loyal friends. She left her friends and family with a lifetime of memories and will be dearly missed.
Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 5th, 2013, at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Pastor Bill Robinson and Will Dacole Brumley, grandson, will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers are Dean Goforth, Harold Phillips, Ronny Stafford, OB Boyd, Jimmie Lankford and Orville Rose. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to the Oklahoma Heart Hospital, at 4050 W. Memorial, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73120, (405) 608-3200.
Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Friends May share online condolences at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com