Hester P. Chamberlain

September 7, 1923May 26, 2019

Hester Margaret Phelps Chamberlain of Mesquite, Texas passed away on May 26, 2019.

She was born in Page, West Virginia in Fayette County on September 7, 1923 to William McKinley Phelps and Lilly Mae Nickel. Hester Phelps graduated from Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas and received an Associate’s Degree.

She married Guy Chamberlain on December 20, 2003.

Hester had a career in the Aircraft Industry at LTV and all its predecessor companies. In the later years, she tutored language at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas.

She was a highly skilled seamstress and for many years, made all of her own clothes. She had a passion for art and music. She authored two children’s books and sold hundreds of her original paintings through a Texas gallery dedicated to her work.

She is survived by husband, Guy Chamberlain; children, Kenneth Beachum and Grady Beachum; grandchildren, Michael Beachum, Michele Beachum and Jett Beachum; great grandchildren, Sean and Ryan Wier, brother, Jerry Douglas Phelps and sister, Armatha Wegrzyn.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 6pm-8pm at Sparkman Crane Funeral Home, 10501 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX. 75218.

Funeral Mass will be held at 1pm on May 31, 2019 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 3030 Gus Thomasson Rd. Dallas, TX. 75228. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 3900 Rowlett Rd. Rowlett, TX. 75088.

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  • Visitation Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, May 31, 2019


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Sharon Bennett

May 30, 2019

So sorry to hear of Hester's passing. She was such an accomplished and talented lady. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.

Tammy Stibbens

May 30, 2019

Rest n peace my dear Hester. U r going to b missed by me and ur son Ken so much
You are with our Lord now n a better place
We love you. For all the family sorry for ur loss. She's lookn down on u all
She's at peace now

marissa cullivan

May 30, 2019

Guy, sorry for your earthy loss, BUT Hester will be in your heart until you join her in heaven. Her soul rest in peace. Timing: Resurrection of the Lord, Ascension; Pentecost, the seasons will provide you all the strength, fruits and gifts you need to guide you in this time of sorrow. My prayer for you, Hester, families, and friends - God holds you, providing you with His peace and comfort
love, prayers, HUG and Guy, my hand always at the Our Father marissa

Jim Wakefield

May 29, 2019

Hester will be greatly missed. When she came to the practice she always seem to brighten my working day and it was always a pleasure to help her in anyway that I was able to big or small. She always had a smile regardless of how she was feeling that day and that is one of many memories I will always remember of such a great lady.

Jim Wakefield

Laretha Davis

May 29, 2019

Hester, you were such a nice, loving and Vibrant Young Woman. I treasured our talks and time spent in the LAC, at Eastfield. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful Soul. Hasta luego.

Toni westbrook

May 29, 2019

Hester, u were always so loving and gracious to me, u treated me like I belonged forever, u will b missed so much,! A beautiful life for a beautiful lady, may u rest in peace!! Love you Hester! My prayers for Ken and family!

Barbara Norried

May 29, 2019

May she Rest In Peace. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how much she meant to you Ken. My heart goes out to you all. Barbara