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Patricia Chappell GUSTAFSON


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Patricia Chappell GUSTAFSON Obituary
GUSTAFSON, Patricia Chappell

Patricia Chappell Gustafson, 77, of Austin, Texas passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family and friends, on February 8, 2014. She was born on September 9, 1936 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. She moved to Texas where she would meet her husband of 57 years, Lynn Gustafson.

Patricia graduated from Elgin High School in 1954 where she met her future husband, Lynn. She was varsity cheerleader and a member of the High School Band. She briefly attended North Texas State University before deciding to return to Elgin to get married and start her family. She led a very full life that included working for the State Board of Insurance, while being actively involved in her children's activities. She became equally involved in her church. Serving the Lord and helping others was her greatest joy. She was a fiercely loyal friend and devoted wife and mother. She was passionate about her beliefs and her church.

She is preceded in death by her father, John Stanley Chappell, her mother, Phebe Lee Chappell, and her brother, John Russell Chappell.

She is survived by her husband, Lynn Ray Gustafson; three sons, Russell and his wife, Helen, Stanley and his wife, Lisa, and Patrick; her daughter, Shawn; her brother, Jarrell Chappell; four granddaughters, Ingrid, Kelsey, Karly and Alyson; three great-grandchildren, Rohan, Maya, and Verrinium.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 4600 Manchaca Road, Austin.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM Tuesday at Woodlawn Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Elgin, Texas under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Woodlawn Baptist Church, New Sanctuary Fund, 4600 Manchaca Road, Austin, Texas 78745.

Condolences may be sent to: www.HarrellFuneralHomes.com.
Published in Austin American-Statesman from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2014
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