Margaret Strawn Chandler

Memorial services for Margaret Strawn Chandler , 88, of Rayburn Country will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Jasper. Maggie was a long time resident of Rayburn Country and a Marfa, Texas native. Margaret lost her battle with Alzheimer's on February 17, 2013, at Woodville Health and Rehab in Woodville, Texas. A former active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Jasper, she was also a teacher at Trinity School and chaired the Trinity School Annual auction for several years. Maggie was a member of the Alter Guild, Daughter's of the King and the Women's Auxiliary. She was a member of the ladies golf association at Rayburn Country, chaired many events during her many years as an Air Force wife, and was an alumni of The Texas College of Mines, now the University of Texas at El Paso, where she received her teaching degree. She enjoyed golf, fishing, gardening, sewing, pets and the outdoors. Survivors include one son, John Q. Chandler and wife Lita of Rayburn Country, one daughter Cheri Chandler Woodward of Rayburn Country, one sister Mirium Ruhlen of Washington, D.C., four grandchildren Josh & Stephane Chandler, John L. & Aubrey Chandler, Christopher S. Woodward, and Rizi Dimatulac and husband Eric, and two great grandchildren Layla Chandler and Bea Dimatulac. She was predeceased by her parents, Col. Christopher C. and Edith Strawn, husband Col. John L. Chandler, son George C. Chandler, one brother Col. Louis Strawn and one sister Martha Paul. Memorials may be made to the , Trinity Episcopal Church, 800 North Main, Jasper, Texas 75951, or Lakes Area Hospice, 254 Ethel Street, Jasper, Texas 75951. Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home of Jasper.

Published in the The Beaumont Enterprise on Mar. 8, 2013