Doris Mae Chewning

May 15, 2013 • Obituaries


Services are scheduled for Friday, May 17, 2013, at 1 p.m., at West Country Club Road Church of Christ, for Doris Mae Chewning, 89, of [auth] Roswell, who passed away May 14, 2013, in Lubbock. The Rev. Doug Austin will officiate. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery.

Doris was born Sept. 19, 1923, in Oklahoma City, to Joseph and Bessie Patterson. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Victor; and her loving husband of 64 years, Charles E. Chewning, whom she married in Roswell on Dec. 20, 1946.

She was active in local and state PTA and served as Area Council PTA president and den mother for Cub Scouts. She was active in church work, and taught and organized numerous events fpr women for more than 30 years. Charles and Doris were charter members of Country Club Road Church of Christ. She worked part time at Pete Kling Pharmacy and worked alongside Charles at 3C Meats until they retired.

She is survived by one son Charles Chewning II and his wife Mildred, of Allen, Texas, and their children, Charles Chewning III and his wife Maria, of Madrid, and Alison Chewning, of Allen; one daughter Patricia Galbraith and her husband Mike, and their children, Yancey Galbraith and his wife Arin, and Zach Galbraith and his wife Denise, both of Lubbock; nine great-grandchildren, Connor Charles and Carlota Chewning, both of Madrid, Halle, Emily, Grant, Noah, Caleb, Elijah and Anna Galbraith, all of Lubbock; extended family, Melody McDaniel and her two daughters, Caryn and Kelli, of Lubbock, and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130-9411.

The family would like to give special thanks to the employees and health caregivers at The Plaza in Lubbock.

Friends may pay respects online at

Arrangements are under the personal directions of the professionals at LaGrone Funeral Chapel.

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