1960 - 2016
Stephen Ralph Chipman, 55, passed away peacefully on February 28, 2016 in Provo, Utah.
He was born in Northridge, California to Robert Davis and Victoria Louise Chipman. He spent his childhood years in California, Michigan, and Colorado. He and his family loved to go hiking, camping, and backpacking together. Steve attended Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado where he competed in cross country and track and field.
Steve served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Antwerp, Belgium. While attending Brigham Young University, he was introduced to Camille Robison. They were married in the Provo LDS Temple on December 14, 1985. Steve competed on the Brigham Young University cross country and track and field teams. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Steve and Camille moved to California where he worked for Rockwell International. He competed in the steeplechase in the 1988 Olympic trials. Steve and Camille later moved back to Utah where he worked for Valtek Inc., Black Diamond Engineering, and Caldera Engineering. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his colleagues over the years.
Steve and Camille have five children: Katherine, Spencer, Samantha, Clarissa, and Amanda. Steve always placed loving his family and serving the Lord as his highest priorities.
Steve was diagnosed 13 months ago with a rare type of terminal cancer. He bravely pursued every possible treatment. When the cancer became more aggressive recently, he recognized it as the Lord’s will. His family is incredibly grateful for his love, faith, and example.
He is survived by his wife, Camille; his children, Katherine, Spencer, Samantha, Clarissa, and Amanda Chipman; his parents, Robert and Victoria Chipman; and his siblings, Sue (Paul) Barker, Kathryn Jensen, David (Lisa) Chipman, and Christine (Ed) Formica.
The viewing for Steve will be on Sunday, March 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church building located at 1260 West 1150 North, Provo. The funeral will be Tuesday, March 8 at 11 a.m. at the stake center located at 1122 North Grand Avenue, Provo. There will not be a viewing Tuesday morning.
In lieu of flowers, Steve suggested that donations might be made to help support a few children's schools in Madagascar that he and his colleagues at Caldera Engineering and its close Australian affiliate, Callidus Process Solutions, have been working to support in recent years. Checks can be made to Nuture A Future and mailed to: Caldera Engineering, Attn: Nuture A Future, 695 South 320 West, Provo, Utah 84601.