Theda Marie Phillips Chapple passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday September 27, 2018 at the age of 98. She was born in Aberdeen, Idaho on Friday February 13, 1920 to Leonard Harvey and Jennie May Slaugh Phillips. She was the youngest of 6 children.
She attended and graduated from Aberdeen High School. She married the love of her life, Joseph William Chapple of Spanish Fork, UT on January 2, 1941. They settled in Aberdeen where they raised their 8 children. They owned and operated a commercial fishing business in the local area.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in various capacities dutifully. Theda had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and faithfully attended the temple regularly. She was a strong, humble woman who truly exemplified the qualities of a follower of Christ. She always had a strong focus on the importance of family throughout her life. There was never a time when someone was not welcomed into her home with open arms. All of her family and friends have felt her unconditional love and forgiveness. She truly was an amazing woman in all aspects of her life. Her long life of devoted service and fellowship will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, siblings, husband, 4 children Phil, Dale, Carla and Gary, and daughter-in-law Sylvia. She is survived by children Dennis Sr. (Kay) Chapple of Ogden, UT; Robin (Dixie) Chapple of Pocatello, ID; Don Dance of Pocatello, ID; Jeanine Roberts of Pocatello, ID; Lori (Henry) Rupp of Aberdeen, ID; 29 Grandchildren, 59 Great-Grand Children, and 14 Great-Great Grandchildren.
A Viewing will be held on Monday, October 1 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Aberdeen Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, 149 West Central Ave Aberdeen, Idaho. A viewing will be held prior to the service Tuesday October 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 am at the same location. Interment will be at the Aberdeen Cemetery.