OBITUARY

Wilma Inez Chastain

July 8, 1944January 27, 2019
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Wilma Inez Chastain, 75, of Odessa, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm at Medical Center Hospital with her family by her side.

Wilma was born July 8, 1944 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She was the fifth child born to Custer and Clara Kisinger in western Oklahoma.

In her early years, Wilma lived on Route 66 with her brothers and sisters while going to grade school in Weatherford, Oklahoma. There she met and married Charles L. Watson and they had a son, Terry Wayne Watson.

In 1975 she met and married Robert (Bob) Wayne Chastain, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and they had a daughter, Tammy Wayne Chastain, making Terry a big brother. The family moved to Odessa, Texas in 1977 where they have lived for the past 42 years.

While living in Odessa, Wilma kept herself busy. She started off as a homemaker and then and ran a small business from home, Kustom Kards, making business cards. Next she was working at Odessa College while going to school where she obtained her Associate of Arts degree in 1992. Her biggest educational accomplishment was in 1994 when she graduated from UTPB with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Cum Laude. She was very proud of her education, being the only one in her family with a college degree. She continued to work for Odessa College in several areas including the Physical Plant, Continuing Education and finally as the Director of Distance Education before retiring in 2010.

Wilma loved to travel and did so as often as possible. She was lucky enough to continue traveling after numerous treatments and procedures for breast and skin cancer. Three years ago she was diagnosed with liver cancer but nothing ever slowed her down. After all possible treatments were unsuccessful, Wilma decided to enjoy life. She wanted to travel and spent six months of her life visiting the eastern half of the U.S. including the Pocono Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smokey Mountains. A stop was made at the family farm in Wainwright, Oklahoma for Thanksgiving, keeping up with the annual tradition. It was a five month long trip and her most enjoyable trip while suffering from terminal cancer.

Wilma was actively involved in the activities of her children and grandchildren not only as a supporter but as a volunteer as well. She was always the life of the party, never met a stranger, had a heart of gold and would do anything to help anyone. Wilma was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

Wilma is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents Custer and Clara Kisinger, and two brothers, Clyde Kisinger and Bud Kisinger.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Husband, Robert (Bob) Chastain of Odessa; Son Terry Watson and wife Suzanne of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Daughter, Tammy and husband Wesley Anderson of Odessa; Sister, Shirley Cox of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Sister, Goldie Koch of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Sister-in -law, Sue Hicks of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Grandchildren, Travis Watson, Reece Watson, Colten Anderson; her beloved Dog, Lucky of Odessa and four grand dogs. There is a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who love and miss her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel.

  • FAMILY

  • Clara Kisinger, Mother
  • Custer Kisinger, Father
  • Terry Wayne and Suzanne Watson, Son
  • Robert (Bob) Wayne Chastain, Husband
  • Tammy Wayne and Wesley Anderson, Daughter
  • Clyde Kisinger, Brother
  • Bud Kisinger, Brother
  • Shirley Cox, Sister
  • Goldie Koch, Sister
  • Sue Hicks, Sister-in-law
  • Travis Watson, Grandchild
  • Reece Watson, Grandchild
  • Colton Anderson, Grandchild
  • Beloved Dog Lucky, Other
  • Mrs. Chastain also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, 4 grand dogs, other family members and friends who love and miss her .

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
REMEMBERING

Wilma Inez Chastain

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Barbara McCallister

February 1, 2019

I worked with Wilma through the distance learning program at OC. She was my “everything” OC related and I was the school counselor at Wink Schools. She registered my distance learning students, listened to grade and instructor issues, and came to visit me in my Wink office always bringing “goodies!” She was so efficient and knowledgeable about her job, and I had so much respect for her. I retired and did not know of her health issues but I do know she will be missed! Blessings, Barbara McCallister

Danny Hockett

January 31, 2019

Bob and Wilma were our next door neighbors for six years until we moved across town. We couldn't have asked for better people to share the neighborhood with. We always enjoyed the conversation over the fence or visiting in the front yard or having the occasional drink by the pool during the summer. We truly missed having them as neighbors over the last several years. It was always nice to run into them somewhere in town or stopping by to visit when we could. Wilma was a lovely individual and will be missed by all who was granted access to her life. We are truly blessed to have known her and her wonderful family. Bob, Tammy & Terry you are in our prayers. God bless.
Danny, DeeDee and Amanda Hockett

Jason Neill

January 31, 2019

Several years ago I met Wilma while I was a student at school Odessa College. I worked in the computer lab and her office was close by. She was such a wonderful person and always letting me know that I can do anything I set my mind to. She was a person that I enjoyed being around and looked forward to going to school and work while I was there. I remembered on the last day of the semester that I was at Odessa College the whole 8th floor had thrown me a going away party because I had planed to transfer to San Antonio College. Since then I have visited her a time or two and most recently on Facebook. I will always have had fond memories of her and always remembered her birthday was the day after mine. ~ Jason Neill

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Biography

Wilma Inez Chastain, 75, of Odessa, Texas passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm at Medical Center Hospital with her family by her side.

Wilma was born July 8, 1944 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She was the fifth child born to Custer and Clara Kisinger in western Oklahoma.

In her early years, Wilma lived on Route 66 with her brothers and sisters while going to grade school in Weatherford, Oklahoma. There she met and married Charles L. Watson and they had a son, Terry Wayne Watson.

In 1975 she met and married Robert (Bob) Wayne Chastain, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and they had a daughter, Tammy Wayne Chastain, making Terry a big brother. The family moved to Odessa, Texas in 1977 where they have lived for the past 42 years.

While living in Odessa, Wilma kept herself busy. She started off as a homemaker and then and ran a small business from home, Kustom Kards, making business cards. Next she was working at Odessa College while going to school where she obtained her Associate of Arts degree in 1992. Her biggest educational accomplishment was in 1994 when she graduated from UTPB with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Cum Laude. She was very proud of her education, being the only one in her family with a college degree. She continued to work for Odessa College in several areas including the Physical Plant, Continuing Education and finally as the Director of Distance Education before retiring in 2010.

Wilma loved to travel and did so as often as possible. She was lucky enough to continue traveling after numerous treatments and procedures for breast and skin cancer. Three years ago she was diagnosed with liver cancer but nothing ever slowed her down. After all possible treatments were unsuccessful, Wilma decided to enjoy life. She wanted to travel and spent six months of her life visiting the eastern half of the U.S. including the Pocono Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Smokey Mountains. A stop was made at the family farm in Wainwright, Oklahoma for Thanksgiving, keeping up with the annual tradition. It was a five month long trip and her most enjoyable trip while suffering from terminal cancer.

Wilma was actively involved in the activities of her children and grandchildren not only as a supporter but as a volunteer as well. She was always the life of the party, never met a stranger, had a heart of gold and would do anything to help anyone. Wilma was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

Wilma is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents Custer and Clara Kisinger, and two brothers, Clyde Kisinger and Bud Kisinger.

She leaves to cherish her memories: Husband, Robert (Bob) Chastain of Odessa; Son Terry Watson and wife Suzanne of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Daughter, Tammy and husband Wesley Anderson of Odessa; Sister, Shirley Cox of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Sister, Goldie Koch of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Sister-in -law, Sue Hicks of Weatherford, Oklahoma; Grandchildren, Travis Watson, Reece Watson, Colten Anderson; her beloved Dog, Lucky of Odessa and four grand dogs. There is a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who love and miss her.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Odessa Funeral Home Chapel.