Clarence (Wally) Cheasebro, 69, Aztec, died at home on May 13, 2014. Cheasebro was born Oct. 13, 1944, in Lincoln, Neb. He graduated from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, where he was the district heavyweight wrestling champion.
An elementary school teacher for 32 years in Missouri, Chinle and Many Farms,
Ariz., and Farmington, Cheasebro had a master's degree in education from NAU in
Flagstaff, Ariz., and a master's degree in science teaching from New Mexico Tech. Early in his career, he coached junior high wrestling and refereed high school wrestling matches.
Cheasebro raised goats and showed them at the county fair. He served as a firefighter
with the Cedar Hill Volunteer Fire Department and was an EMT. He was a Lions Club
district governor and sang with the Four Corners Harmony Barbershop Chorus.
After he retired from teaching in 1999, he worked at Dominos Pizza in Aztec
and at A-Med Supply in Farmington. He also was an over-the-road truck driver.
Cheasebro was an elder in the Community of Christ and served in different
capacities, including pastor and treasurer.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Philip; mother, Helen; and his brother
and sister-in-law, Kacey and Kathy Cheasebro. He was preceded in death by his
father, Clarence Cheasebro, and his brother, Byron Cheasebro.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community of Christ in care of
Pastor Kathi Stanford, HC 61, Box 40-4036, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514.
A memorial service is scheduled at 4 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the Community of Christ, 219 E. 30th St., on the corner of Sunset and 30th in Farmington.
Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec
405 South Main Avenue Aztec, NM 87410
Published in Farmington Daily Times from May 22 to May 30, 2014