Darlene Campbell Chesshir


Darlene Campbell Chesshir
Darlene Campbell Chesshir

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.

6 Replies to “Darlene Campbell Chesshir”

  1. Kelli Kae, Darla, Raydell and families – just seeing this post today. From the whole Harp family, deepest sympathy and love to you all. The Harps and Wakefields go WAY back to Raydell, Darlene and boys growing up next door to the Harp boys and Vera but we are so intertwined – it’s been many happy reunions and catching up times all these years when our parents would see each other or me with Kelli. Darlene was so warm, personable and always seemed so happy to see you. Just like the other times, we will have another happy reunion “when we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be”!! Love you lots, Dena

  2. Kelli and Darla, my heart goes out to you and your families. Your mother, Deral and I were all in the 6th grade together at San Jacinto Elementary and were friends through high school and beyond. I loved her dearly and will miss her, too! God’s blessings on you!

  3. Kelli and family. Our hearts are reaching out to hold and uplift you during these difficult hours. Darlene had such grace and a smile that welcomed you into her radiance, with full attention turned toward you. Praises be given to her loving spirit and care of her community.
    We treasured her involvement in our lives while sharing many happy memories at the ’51 group luncheon today.
    Loving you, Kelli. Avis and Lonnie Brock

    1. My beautiful in face and spirit cousin. HAVE ALWAYS admired her lovely personality and magical radiance that reached out to those around her. When we were growing up we were always excited to hear news of her accomplishments which were many. She was a treasure for us lucky ones who knew her. SHE will be missed by all who knew her. BARBARA RICHARDSON SCHAFF

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