Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Wellington Gazette, October 2024

by Marcus Jackson


Renowned scientist Chase Harper died in his sleep at the age of 69.

Chase Harper moved to Wellington in the 70's. His family had long inhabited the Harper mansion until various scandals led them to leave the town. Chase Harper studied in Brixton University (then Brixton Academy) where he also met his future wife Amabelle (née Jordan). They bought the mansion after graduation with plans to restore it to its old glory. The couple was married at the mansion in 1982.

Chase Harper had always wanted to be a natural scientist but at that time the town had no available jobs in that field. He joined the military instead.

Their first daughter Paige was born in 1984. 

The family was complete with the birth of twin girls Alexa and Brooke.

Chess was always one of his biggest passions. He even competed at some point and brought fame for himself and his hometown. He also taught his daughters to play and they all still play occasionally.

Chase Harper didn't start his career in the natural science field until his early 40s but he never regretted the time he spent in the military. It taught him the discipline he needed to be successful in his chosen career.

Chase Harper pictured with some members of his family in 2021

One of the biggest disappointments in Chase Harper's life was the demolition of the Harper mansion. During a renovation it was revealed that the foundation of the house was a safety hazard and it would've been inpossible to repair. The family built a new house where Amabelle Harper as well as Alexa with her family continue to live.

Chase Harper with his wife Amabelle in 2024

Chase Harper is survived by his wife Amabelle, daughters Paige, Alexa and Brooke as well as six grandchildren.

8 comments:

  1. It seems like Chase had a full life. And he sure was loved!
    His family will have to do with a loved one less, but they have all these precious memories to keep him a life in their hearts.

    RIP Chase.

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    1. What you said was really lovely and so true. It sums it all up, I don't even know what to write for the reply.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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  2. A lovely way to remember a Sim!
    How did you do the Chess competition?

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    1. Thank you. An obituary is a nice opportunity to look back on a sim's life. I usually read every update I have of that sim and it brings back so many memories.

      The chess competition is just another one of those things that happen "behind the scenes". The idea came to me when I was writing the obituary so there are no mentions about it earlier.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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  3. Wow, lovely. He had a very interesting life and I love how you summed it up.

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    1. Thank you. It's not fun at all to lose a sim but it's nice to go back and pay tribute to their life.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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  4. Oh no! Rest in peace, Chase! He definitely lived a rich and interesting life.

    I can't believe he was 69. He never really registered as an elder for me, for some reason. So it feels like he was even younger than he actually was.

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    1. Chase still looked quite young and I think many of his household updates focused more on other sims so he stayed forever young in our eyes.

      Writing an obituary always brings out stuff that I had already forgotten. I think it would be fun to write a little chronicle about the Harper family ancestors and reveal all the scandals LOL.

      Thanks for reading. :)

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