Darlene Campbell Chesshir, 86, of Amarillo, TX died Friday, May 21, 2021.
Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 1, 2021, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Darlene was born on August 10, 1934, in Plaska, Texas to Ernest Cash and Jewel Fay Wakefield. She was one of five children, sister, Raydell Palmer and brothers, Wayne Wakefield, Hays Wakefield, and her twin brother, Deral Wakefield.
She married Joseph Winton Campbell on April 9, 1954. They had two daughters, Kelli Kae and Darla Jo. Darlene married O. B. Chesshir on December 3, 1988.
Darlene was a dental hygienist and a homemaker. She was a member of the Amarillo Visitors and Convention Board; President and lifetime member of Northwest Texas Hospital Auxiliary; “Pals” organization that tutors students in low-income schools; Paramount Terrace Christian and Hillside Christian Church serving on the Funeral Meals committees; and she was an active member of the Amarillo High School Alumni Chapter Class of 53.
Darlene never met a stranger. She had the kindest and sweetest heart that touched many lives around her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Jewel Wakefield; her brothers, Wayne, Hays, and Deral Wakefield; her first husband, Winton Campbell; her second husband, O. B. Chesshir; and her nephew, Quain Palmer.
She is survived by two daughters, Kelli Lane and husband Jerry, and Darla Montgomery and husband John; two stepdaughters, Rosemary Orr and husband Dale, and LeeAnn Siewert and husband Ron and their families; one sister, Raydell Palmer; four grandchildren, Taylor DuBois and husband Jerrod, Michael Self, Mindy Self and Page Montgomery; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a whole host of family and friends.
The family would like to give many thanks to Brookdale Medi Park West Senior Living, Texas Home Health, and High Plains Senior Care Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Northwest Texas Auxiliary.