Una Chapin Van Epern – Paid memoriam | TheUnion.com

Una Chapin Van Epern – Paid memoriam

Una Chapin Van Epern passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at home with her daughter in Dunstable, MA. She was 99 years old.

She was a resident of Grass Valley for 40 years and was active in St. Patrick’s parish, a member of the Order Of Discalced Carmelites Secular for 44 years, and a member of the Pink Ladies at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.

She didn’t want a big thing made about her obituary so I will just tell you that this fine lady lived a long and full life. She was an inspiration to all of us who are left behind. She was in her 100th year and voted in the last election. She lived her faith, receiving communion right up to her last hour. Her sense of humor never left her and her mind remained sharp right up to her last breath. She died with dignity and joy.

Una is survived by daughters, Betty Gernes of Grass Valley and Diane Penn of Dunstable, MA; Grandchildren David, Dennis, Douglas and Darrell Haussler, Amy Norman and Nate Penn; Great-grandchildren Walter, Tarney, Keely, Connor, Stella and Willem Haussler.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Arnold, and daughters Joan and Jane Van Epern.

A memorial mass and reception are planned for Friday, May 13th at 1:30pm at St. Patrick’s Church in Grass Valley. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Menlo Park.

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