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Velma Chastain

Died: Thu., Sep. 19, 2013

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Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the North Fork Cemetery in North Fork, California for Bandon resident and long-time California resident, Velma Chastain.


Velma was born August 8, 1926 in Sanger, CA, the daughter of Archibald & Olive Atkinson and youngest of ten children.  She died September 19, 2013 in Bandon at the age of 87.


She was raised and educated in the Fresno area.  Following high school, she married Howard Chastain in April 1945.  He preceded her in death on November 17, 2002.


She and Howard owned and operated a laundry mat in Santa Cruz  and she worked for Sylvania as a Quality Assurance inspector for government contracts and then managed a store for the Bakers’ Union, where she was affectionately known as “the Sarge”, until her retirement. 


She enjoyed volunteer work with the Eagles Ladies’ Auxiliary; the VFW and the Harbor High Pirates Club but, she was happiest when spending time with her family.


She is survived by her daughters, Sandy Blechar of Bandon; Sharon Swope of Oakhurst, CA; son, Dennis Chastain of Fresno, CA; granddaughters, Jessica Mock of Bandon; Trisha Wensloff of Yosemite Lake Park, CA; great-grandchildren, Jesse Parr and Joseph Parr, both of Oakhurst; Katy Mock and Cydnee Mock, both of Bandon.


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