Ian Chadwick Chapman, 49, of Sedro-Woolley passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Skagit County on Friday, September 30, 2016 following a brief battle with brain cancer.
He was born on June 5, 1967 the son of Geraldine Clapp Chapman in Mt. Airy, PA where he resided until he was 18 years old. After graduation Ian’s love for the sea inspired him to join the Navy in 1986 where he served as Quartermaster on the USS Enterprise. After the Navy Ian moved to Ft. , FL where he met and married Arlene Castro in 1993, they had two children.
Throughout his life he resided in Florida until he moved his family to Atlanta, Georgia, then moved to Washington in 1998. Ian’s lifelong dream to work for Boeing was achieved on January 5, 2012 where he was employed at the time of his passing. Airplanes were a true passion for Ian, which is so ironic considering that he didn’t enjoy flying.
Ian had several hobbies and interest. He was always seeking knowledge, ever the intellectual looking for information to satisfy his passion and eagerness for learning. He also had a great love for several types of music and could often be found enjoying a glass of wine listening to everything from classical to rock and anything in between. He enjoyed watching hockey, football, and baseball. He had a great deal of love for the game and game day was serious business at our home. He had such a love for animals, spending time enjoying nature and wildlife all around our home, which brought him relaxation and peace.
Ian is survived by his wife, Kimberly at the family home in Sedro-Woolley, WA; daughter, Katelyn Chapman; son, Sean Chapman, both of Bothell, WA; stepsons, Colton and Brenton Bredlau of Sedro-Woolley, WA; brothers, Rob Chapman (Debbie), of Texas, John Chapman (Vanessa), of Florida; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dean and DeEtta Hamilton, of Sedro-Woolley; our miniature Australian Shepherds, Spencer and Abbie; and numerous other in laws.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine Clapp Chapman.
At his request there will be no services. Memorial suggestions in Ian’s name can be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals online at aspca.org.
Cremation arrangements are under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.