Gone Too Soon At 55!

Dave was the last of our children to pass away!
Your Help Can Make a Huge Difference for Dave’s Family.

Thanks for visiting our page for Dave’s family and for considering helping by way of donation. Anything you can do to contribute now will be impactful in a large way.

My wife and I were blessed with three beautiful children in our marriage. A son and two daughters. Unfortunately, tragedy befell our family early on when our first daughter, Michelle, passed away 2 ½ months old. Our family carried on but were again devastated when our second daughter, Dina, tragically died at the young age of nineteen. We just couldn’t imagine our young family losing two children.

A parent’s worst nightmare recently happened to our family when our only son and last child, David E Chappell, passed away on August 20th, 2022. He died from a tragic fall off a roof at his job. He was only 55 years old. Sometimes life doesn’t make sense, nor does it provide answers, but somehow we must move forward and carry on.

Our son leaves behind his dearly beloved nineteen-year-old daughter, Katie (Katie Kat) and his cherished and loving partner of eight years, Karen (Miss Muffet). As you can imagine, they are both emotionally devasted and financially distressed because of the sudden loss of Dave.

Karen was part of his fireplace and chimney business and did the accounting and office work. She is now closing their business but is saddled with the burden of finding a way of finishing jobs, paying for materials for incomplete jobs, collecting his tools etc. Karen does not have the technical skills or the finances to continue the business. She must start her whole life over.

Katie now has no father to help her with an education that Dave would have wanted.

Even though my wife and I are both retired, we have contributed approximately $20,000.00 of our funds thus far to assist in housing, auto expenses, paying off debt and providing emotional support. We will continue doing what we can. Financially, however, it is not enough.

Neither myself nor my wife has ever asked for financial help in our whole lives. We always paid our way through our 56-yrs of marriage. This is a first. Not only are we emotionally shattered, but two people we love dearly are suddenly left in need.

In memory of our son, Dave, we have decided to create this funding page to assist his partner Karen in paying off debt and starting a new life. Funds will also be used to provide for his daughter Katie’s education. This would be Dave’s wish.

We have set a goal of generating $20,000, which will be split approximately 50/50 between Karen and Katie. Dave’s loved ones urgently need help now. We will be providing updates on their life’s progress as time unfolds. We thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

With Gratitude,

David & Lurecia Chappell

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David Chappell
Florence, AZ

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