Celebrating the life of Susan Margaret Chapman
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Susan Margaret (Warram) Chapman was welcomed into the world November 20, 1950 by doting parents Charles Clifford and Margaret Katherine (Averett) Warram. She was a Hot Springs native who was taught to appreciate community, friendship, family and education.
Susan’s love for education inspired her to complete high school early and immediately begin college. She was unstoppable earning a Bachelor’s Degree in two and a half years and Master’s Degree in one and a half. The importance and power of education did not escape her; prompting her to dedicate 38 years of service to Hot Springs School District as teacher and counselor.
Her greatest love was for her family. She was a fiercely loyal wife to Gary Travis Chapman for 45 years. Together they raised two sons, Ryan Marshall Chapman and Darin Charles Chapman who she adored. As a family, they spent an enormous amount of time together including countless weekends on Lake Ouachita. Susan taught Ryan and Darin to water ski as Gary navigated the boat. She always pushed them to try new things and be the best because she knew they were capable. She was tremendously proud of the family she and Gary created. Not only was she a dedicated wife and mother but also a beloved mother-in-law and friend to Angela (Ryan) and a “SuSu” to grandsons Alexander Chapman, Nathan Rodgers and Tre Rodgers.
Susan Margaret Chapman was welcomed into Heaven by her doting parents Clifford and Margaret as she exited this world December 31, 2016. She will forever be missed and forever be loved.
A celebration of her life will be held 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home.
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155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913