Dr. Shawna-Chastain-Obituary

Dr. Shawna Lea Chastain

Sachse, Texas


May 23, 2017
Sachse, Texas


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Chamberland Funerals & Cremations Obituary

Born on September 3, 1976, in San Diego, California. Shawna transitioned to eternity with her Lord on May 23, 2017. She was 40 years in age.

Shawna graduated from Sherwood High School in Sherwood, Maryland. She went on to graduate from Texas A&M University with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She began practicing veterinary medicine in 2003 with a majority of her time spent at CityVet Uptown in Dallas.

Shawna experienced absolute delight in her enthusiasm as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoyed all types of life, from cats and dogs to exotic animals such as snakes and reptiles. She also bred and raised Rhodesian Ridgebacks, a passion since 2001, and she was the owner of “Vyrtuous Rhodesian Ridgebacks”.  Her clients over the years came to know her has “Mama Shawna”, loving each family she brought together through her love of animals.

Among many hobbies, Shawna enjoyed horseback riding, fitness, traveling, and experiencing new things. Shawna accepted Christ as her Lord and attended Woodcreek Church and FiveStone Church. She had a notable thirst for knowledge, as she loved the Lord. Shawna was a loving mother, devoted wife, beloved aunt and cherished friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. 

She is survived by her husband, Gared Chastain, of Sachse, Texas and their daughter, Eliana Faith; her father, John Walters, and stepmother, Juanita Walters; her half-brothers, John Brandon Walters and Jonathon Walters; her stepfather, Rick Wolf of San Antonio, Texas; her mother-in-law, Linda Chastain, of Ovilla, Texas; her sister-in-law, Alison Sanders, and brother-in-law, Brian Sanders, of Stephenville, Texas; and her two nieces, Grace and Kelly Sanders.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Carla "Crickett" Wolf, and her father-in-law, Gary Q. Chastain.

A visitation will be held at Chamberland Funerals & Cremations in Garland, Texas from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017. A service of remembrance will be held at FiveStone Church in Garland, Texas at 10:00 am Saturday, May 27, 2017. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Lavon, Texas. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Shawna's life.

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I am devastated to learn of Dr. Chadtain's death. She was such a lovely person and a wonderful vet. She was so sweet to my dogs and treated them with such care. My heartfelt prayers go out to her family. May God give you peace and comfort in the knowledge that you will be reunited with her one day.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Devastated to hear of Dr. Chastain's passing. She truly cared about my fur baby, and I could feel that every time I was with her. She was such a visionary vet, and I can't believe she's gone. I'm so sorry for your loss. Know that she meant a lot to me and my family.

I am so very sorry for your loss. May she Rest In Peace.

Praying for Peace and Love for her whole family. May God be with you all. ❤

I was so saddened when I heard the news of Dr. Chastain's passing. She was so caring and giving of herself for the animals and their owners. My heart is deeply saddened for her husband and daughter and other family members, I pray for their strength in the days and years ahead.

Deepest condolences to her entire family. Including her fur babies. Shawna was an amazing human being and will be deeply missed but carried on in her lovely daughter and her amazing work with RR's. I was lucky enough to be entrusted with a few of her amazing creatures and they have been the loves of my life. I am grateful to have known her. I pray peace may find its way to her beloved family. God speed SW ❤

Shawna was a wonderful person. We went to high school together and shared a love of horseback riding. For as far back as I can remember she loved animals and it was so fitting that she became a veterinarian. I also know that is a difficult job, no matter how much you love what you do. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family & friends.