BURLESON -- Uwna Mahdeen Chancellor, 93, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Funeral: 10 a.m. Wednesday in Lucas Funeral Chapel in Hurst. Interment: Aurora Cemetery in Aurora. She was born in Quanah, the only child of Clayton A. Pate and Ada Pearl Allen. When she was 9, they moved to Hot Springs, N.M., where she met the milk delivery boy, Bernard N. Chancellor, to whom she was married for 71 years. Deenie, as she was often called, loved to play with her marbles and tops. She was famous for climbing the front yard tree at home when she was due for a switching. Her daddy was the only one who could rescue her while they laughed and giggled climbing back down to where they treated themselves with a bowl of ice cream. At Hot Springs High School, where she graduated, she was popular in the band for the cornet, as well as owning and driving a Model T, in which all the kids would pile and she would have to say, "Everyone tighten up 'cause I can't reach the steering wheel to drive." Her first paying job was at the local pharmacy as a "soda jerk." In later years she and her husband ran the local movie theaters and she also became office manager with Southern Union Gas Co. During World War II, she married in 1942 and moved to San Antonio, where her husband was stationed, and she served her country as a civil service clerk. In 1945 while still stationed in San Antonio, a "Yellow Rose" came to be born, Deenie Lyne to the Chancellor clan. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors: Daughter, Deenie Lyne Duncan and husband, Jerry; granddaughter, Michelle Levick and husband, Michael; and grandson, Chad Duncan and wife, Jennifer.
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