Lee Chipman DeHoyos


Lee Chipman DeHoyos, 94, of Kilgore passed peacefully in the early morning hours of June 5, 2018.

Lee was born in Ozona, Texas, on December 17, 1923, to George AND Anita Chipman who preceded her in death. She was married to Carlos DeHoyos who preceded her in death in 1983.

Lee was a strong, vibrant woman and a devout Catholic and faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ozona for many years before moving to Kilgore. There she found a church home for the past 13 years at Christ The King Catholic Church.

Lee loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren spent many summers at her home in Ozona when they were young. Later she would often spend extended periods of time visiting her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren wherever they lived. She enjoyed crocheting and made sure each of her grandchildren and great grandchildren received a handmade afghan from her in their school colors for graduation. She also enjoyed embroidery sewing and cooking. Her talents in this area she shared freely and passed on to her children and grandchildren. Her home in Ozona was also known for the large collection of salt and pepper shakers she received as gifts or as reminders of her travels. She was the cornerstone of our family and will be missed beyond belief by not only her family but all those who knew her.

Lee is survived by daughters, Eva Williams (Charles) of White Oak and Mary Hernandez (Adam) of San Angelo; son, Oscar DeHoyos (Josie) of  Kilgore; and sister, Morley Cervantez of San Antonio. She was blessed with six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A rosary service was held on June 7 at Harper Funeral Home in San Angelo. The funeral mass was held on June 8 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ozona, Texas, with the interment immediately following the mass at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staff at The Willows Nursing Home and Hospice Connection for their loving care. You have a special place in our hearts as a part of her life during her time there. We would also thank Christ the King Catholic Church for their prayers, support and weekly visits that meant so much to her.

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