OBIT: Lee Chipman DeHoyos

Lee Chipman DeHoyos, age of 94 years, of Kilgore, TX passed peacefully in the early morning hours of June 5, 2018.

Lee was born in Ozona, Texas on December 17, 1923, to George & Anita Chipman who preceded her in death. She was married to Carlos DeHoyos who preceded her in death in 1983.

Lee was a strong, vibrant woman and a devout Catholic and faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ozona for many years before moving to Kilgore, TX. There she found a church home for the past 13 years at Christ The King Catholic Church.

Lee loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren spent many summers at her home in Ozona when they were young. Later she would often spend extended periods of time visiting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren wherever they lived. She enjoyed crocheting and made sure each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren received a handmade afghan from her in their school colors for graduation. She also enjoyed embroidery sewing and cooking. Her talents in this area she shared freely and passed on to her children and grandchildren. Her home in Ozona was also known for the large collection of salt and pepper shakers she received as gifts or as reminders of her travels. She was the cornerstone of our family and will be missed beyond belief by not only her family but all those who knew her.

Lee is survived by daughters: Eva Williams (Charles) White Oak, TX; Mary Hernandez (Adam) San Angelo, TX; and son Oscar DeHoyos (Josie) Kilgore, TX.        She was blessed with six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

A rosary service will be held on Thursday June 7, 2018 at 7:00pm at Harper Funeral Home in San Angelo, TX. The funeral mass will be held on Friday June 8, 2018 at 10:00am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ozona, TX with the interment immediately following the mass at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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