Evelyn Chapman
Evelyn Chapman

Obituary of Evelyn Alice Chapman

Evelyn Alice Chapman (Vowles)


90, Born November 05, 1929 and entered into rest on June 6, 2020.   She was born in Providence, RI and moved to Tucson in 1958.  She was preceded in death by her husband William W. Chapman Jr. and brothers George  Vowles and Robert Vowles.  She is survived by her daughter Lynn and son William IV (Susanna); grandsons William V (Johanna), Andrew, Erich, and great-grandchildren William VI and Alice.  She is survived by siblings, Esther Brown, Marilyn Speck, Rosemarie Jalette, Donald Vowles,  James Vowles, Kenneth Vowles, Virginia Watkins, Linda Race, William Vowles, and Muriel Pearson.


Evelyn had a 45+ year career with Carondelet St. Mary’s as a nurse and a nurse practitioner.   She was a lifelong learner and began her nursing career as a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing.   After moving to Tucson she attended the University of Arizona, obtaining Bachelor and Masters Degrees in both Nursing and Education.  She also received her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner degree from the UofA.  Throughout her nursing career she volunteered with multiple community agencies; two of the highlights include the  coordination of First Aid for the Colorado Rockies at Hi Corbett Field and Tucson Rodeo for over 10 years.


Family was a priority.   She doted on her grandchildren.   Trips to New England, baseball parks, cruises and UofA football were amongst their activities.  She was excited to be a great-grandmother and made it a priority to go to Massachusetts to see them as often as possible.  Annual trips to New England were a highlight where she would visit family, eat chowder, clam cakes and ice cream while breathing the ocean air.


Services will be held on Wednesday June 17th, 2020 with visitation at 10:00 am and a memorial service at 10:30 am at Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel 8090 N. Northern Ave at Magee.

A private burial will be held on Thursday June 18th at the Southern Arizona Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista, AZ.    In lieu of flowers, family requests contributions be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 400 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ. 85705.


Please wear a mask and observe social distancing guidelines if you will be attending the memorial service. 


For those who are unable to attend the Memorial Service in person an online Zoom call will be available for you.   Please contact chapla01@gmail.com to receive a link to participate online.

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