Carlene H. Chism, 77, of Amarillo passed from this life on Friday, August 31, 2018. Family and friends will gather to celebrate her life on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:00 am in LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Coulter Road Chapel with Reverend Sam White officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Blackburn Shaw Funeral Directors, 8310 S. Coulter Road.
Carlene was born on July 12, 1941 in Aberdeen, Mississippi to Carlos and Paulene Duke. She grew in Aberdeen where she graduated from Aberdeen High School. She married Jim Chism on May 27, 1959 in Amory, Mississippi. Carlene worked as a as a real estate agent with Coldwell Bankers and later as a customer service agent for Southwest Airlines for 12 years. She enjoyed shopping at Hobby Lobby, watching HGTV shows, Property Brothers and Chip and Joanna on Fixer Upper and riding beside her husband in their yellow corvette convertible. All who knew and loved her will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 59 years, Jim Chism; sons, Jimmie D. Chism Jr. and wife, Lasinda and Timmy D. Chism and wife, Leslie; grandsons, Jacob W. Chism and wife, Crystal and Cody D. Chism and fiancée, Kalli; brothers, Robert Duke and wife, Cindy and Phillip Duke and wife, Nancy.
Family will receive guests Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at the funeral home.