Chelly Bee Steward passed from this life, with family by her side, on Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was born March 15, 1939 in Stamford, Texas.
Chelly grew up in Sweetwater, Texas, moving to Lubbock, Texas as a teenager where she graduated from Monterey High School in 1957. Chelly was a local business owner with her husband J. Steward for many years, working as a bookkeeper in the business in addition to raising their two daughters, Stacy and Kim.
Chelly is preceded in death by her husband, J. Stenette Steward; a child, Robert Dean Steward; as well as her parents, Faye and Jack Dunlap of Lubbock, Texas.
She is survived by her daughters, Stacy Steward and Kim Steward, both of The Woodlands, Texas; sister Beverly O'Donnell and her husband Roy of Spicewood, Texas; brother Sam Dunlap, of Idaho; grandchildren, Jesse James, Drew Heflin, J. Price Steward and Quinn Steward; great granddaughters, Lilian James and Amaya Heflin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members.
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00-6:00 pm, Friday, October 13, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be at 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign her guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Kim and Stacy,
I was so sorry to hear about Chelly last night. However it was a real pleasure to briefly speak with you (Kim) last night. Chelly was such a sweetheart to me for so many years while going to school in Odessa and even when visiting after going away to college. Kim and Stacy, the two of you played such an important role in my growing up and I dearly love you both.
Lance McDonaldFORT WORTH, TX