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Milton Rowley Chester

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Milton Rowley Chester, D.D. LUBBOCK-A much loved father, grandfather, and life minister, Milton Rowley Chester, D.D., of Pocono, Pa. left our presence on April 27, 2013, to soar with the eagles. He graduated from Stroudsburg High School in 1950 and enlisted in the Air Force, which sent him to Alamogordo, N.M., where he found his wife of 54 years, Della Ann Chester. Ann preceded him in death in 2006. Dr. Chester received a Bachelor of Arts from McMurry University, Master Divinity from Drew University Seminary, and an honorary doctorate from McMurry University. Over the duration of his career he served in 21 different appointments throughout New Mexico and Northwest Texas. His other responsibilities beyond his ministry encompassed serving on boards of directors for many charities, community involvement, committee leadership, teaching as a professor at ENMU, membership with several civic organizations, and editing his book On Eagle's Wings. Ann and Milt are survived by their three daughters, Verna, Kim, and Cene; six grandchildren, Cami, Matthew, Aaron, Steven, Whitney, and Dustin; great-grandchildren, Carson, Kennedy, Maya, Jayceon, Serenity, Chesney, and Lillian. Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013. Address: 3708 45th Street, Lubbock, TX, 79413 Memorials may be made to McMurry Univeristy Library or a . Online condolences may be left at www.mulkeymasondenton.com.
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 2, 2013
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