McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

April 3, 2013

Willie Louise Chasteen


Submitted report

McALESTER — Willie Louise Chasteen, 86, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., died Friday, March 29, 2013, at her home.

Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Hood Mortuary of Durango, Colo.

Born Dec. 27, 1926, in Indianola, she was the daughter of Tommy and Josephine Hayes. She grew up in the Indianola, Crowder and McAlester areas. She began working early in life. She married Otis Albert Chasteen on June 16, 1945, in McAlester. She had lived in Pagosa Springs, Colo. for the past two and a half years.

A member of Crowder Baptist Church, she enjoyed quilting, gardening and especially her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include a son, Harold Albert Chasteen and spouse, Rosalyn, of Perry; two daughters, Shirley Ann Housley and spouse, Barry, Pagosa Springs, and Lesa Reyes and spouse, Page, of Perry; siblings, Myrtle Perry, Cletus Nail and J.C. Vaught, all of McAlester; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otis; her parents; daughters, Barbara Louise Chasteen and Lucille Nguyen, and son, Albert Junior Chasteen.

Memorials may be sent to a hospice organization of your choosing.