Ora Holman Chipman was born on March 3, 1896 to Artamus and Annie Maria Rawlings Holman in Provo, Utah. She married Delbert Chipman around 1914 after knowing each other since childhood. Delbert was a sheep herder and Ora adapted to the new life immediately, refusing to stay behind while the men were gone and took on the position of camp-tender which revolutionized the role of a sheep-herder's wife. Ora lost her first three children in infancy, and only her fourth child lived to adulthood. When her sister died, Ora took in her sister’s four children. Ora then became very involved with youth activities as well as the Utah Wool Growers Association. She established a summer camp which has since grown, a nation wide sewing contest which grew to over 23,000 contestants called “Make it yourself with wool”, a Kindergarten when her community had none, and she worked with the Red-Cross for over 33 years. On May 19, 1976, her service to the community was acknowledged with The Book of Golden Deeds. Ora died on May 11, 1986 in American Fork, Utah.
This folder contains several typed pages from various people and organizations in regards to The Book of Golden Deeds award which Ora Holman Chipman was awarded. The first page is a certificate for the award with a picture of Ora on the back. Another page contains a list of the achievements which warranted the award. Her husband and son contributed two more pages with their praises for Ora and there are numerous letters from the Utah Wool Growers Association as well as the Woman’s Auxiliary to the Utah Wool Growers Association. The mayor of American Fork and a newspaper are some of the last pages of praise for Ora Chipman.