|Birth: ||Apr. 7, 1924|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 2007|
CLARA MAE CHASTAIN Passed away Sept. 2nd, 2007 in Lakeport, California. She was born April 8th, 1924 in Coal City, Alabama. The first child of Bennie and Addie Smith. She graduated from Alexandria High School, class of 1942. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking and will be deeply missed. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Chastain, Jr.; parents, Bennie and Addie Smithy; sisters, Ida Magnolia, Dixie Ann Surrett; brothers, Jerre and Benjamin Smith. She is survived by her children, Larry (Shayne) Chastain of Yorba Linda, Mary (Erich) Paarsch of Lakeport, Paula (Dave) Kretz of Palm Springs, Elizabeth (Rick) Goldthwaite of New Hampshire, and Charles (Laura) Chastain of Norco, CA; sisters, Carolyn Medders of GA, Gloria Whaley of Alabama and brother, Ralph Smith of Alabama; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Graveside Services will be held 10:00am, Saturday, September 8th, 2007 at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park in Riverside, California. With a visitation on Friday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary. Family asks for donations be made in her memory to Gideons International or the American Heart Association. Please visit www.mem.com to View a video tribute of Clara's Life. Services under direction of: Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary Riverside, CA., 92505 (951) 689-1441
We are so very sad to see you go, but so happy for you that God brought one of his true angels home. There is no more pain, there is only love and hapiness; and seventeen years later you finally get to be with Grandpa Paul.
We will miss your beautiful smile and your unforgettable laugh. It was always such a joy to sit and talk with you at family gatherings. Some of the things I admired the most about you, Mae, were your faith in God, your love for your family, your wonderful personality, and your forgiveness. You rarely missed Bible study or Sunday service and led some of our family's most wonderful prayers. The love you showed for your family over the years was very touching. No matter what your own children were going through, you never had an unkind word, only forgiveness and love. There aren't too many people who always have a smile on their face and a kind word in their heart. Through all of your years, you had nothing but love, a hopeful heart, and open arms for everyone. We will miss you, Mae. You were truly a special person.
Love Erich, Rachel, Erich, Madelyn, Quincy Joy and baby-to-be
September 5, 2007
To my mother, my friend and my inspiration. You will be forever in my heart. I will miss our weekly chats. I am very proud to have called you mom. All my love and may you now smile among the angels. I know that I will hear you and see you and that you will continue to watch over us all. I miss you Mom. Your loving daughter. Libby
Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park & Mortuary
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Record added: Sep 06, 2007
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