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Raeleen K. Chapman
04/03/1944 — 11/27/2001
From West, Richland, WA, US | Born in Camas, Washington
Raeleen K. Chapman
Raeleen left this world November 27 to join her mother Rachel and stepfather Gail Ferrier. She now looks over her father Raymond Greene and her loving husband Ed Chapman, their children Carrie Chapman-Macrum grandson Sean -6, Mike Chapman granddaughter Heather -16, Dennis Chapman, Shelley Vaught-McDonald Logan -3, Abbey -2 and John Vaught.
Raeleen has many friends in her hometown of Salmon Idaho where she graduated from high school in 1962, and then attended the University of Idaho from 1962-1966. While attending the university she was a proud member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority and graduated with a B.S. in Education. Upon receiving her degree she moved to Hood River in Oregon and while raising her children was a substitute teacher for the Hood River School District. She also taught for 10 years for The Dalles School District at the junior high and high school levels. At the ''Learning House'' she taught English for students facing special challenges. She also managed to coach volleyball and had the only winning team for the years she coached. She retired in 1988 due to her ongoing battle with Multiple Sclerosis. While in Hood River she was a member of Valley Christian Church and began her long-term involvement with the Beta Sigma Phi sorority . In 1992 she moved to Woodland Washington to support Ed who was assuming the role of Fire Chief. They lived there unti11996. While in Woodland she was a member of the Woodland Presbyterian church and continued her involvement with Beta Sigma Phi through the Longview chapter. In 1996 she and Ed moved to West Richland Washington for another Fire Chief role. Raeleen was a member of the Northwest United Protestant Church and continued her Beta Sigma Phi involvement through the Laureate Beta Delta chapter. Raeleen laughed easily and often and was as quick to start a conversation as she was to lend a hand. She battled MS for 24 years with a positive outlook on life that was truly inspirational. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who were lucky enough to have known her. Come and celebrate Raeleen' s life Saturday December 15 at 1:00 at Northwest United Protestant Church 1312 Sacramento Boulevard in Richland Washington at the comer of Wright and Sacramento . In lieu of flowers please make donations to either The Neurological Center/ Multiple Sclerosis 712 Swift Blvd. Suite # 1 Richland, W A 99352 or the Tri-cities Chaplaincy Hospice 2108 West Entiat A venue, Kennewick Avenue, W A 99336 or the Northwest United Protestant Church 1312 Sacramento Boulevard, Richland, W A 99352