Sadimae Joett Oldham Chastain-Jones
Mrs. Jones, 79, of Chloride, Ariz., formerly of the Rogue Valley, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2011, of complications from a stroke in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born on March 30, 1932, in Sunset, Texas, the daughter of Rufus and Estelle Oldham.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran Chastain, whom she married on February 10, 1923, in Reno, Nev. She then married her current husband, Benjamin Jones, on August 14, 2002, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sadie was a wonderful wife and mother and was very involved in her children's lives. She did whatever was necessary at the time to make her children's lives complete. She was a scout master, a softball coach, a pep squad advisor, and was in attendance for every wrestling match and band performance in which her children were involved.
In later years, Sadie became a member of The Wild Roses of Chloride, the only known all woman gun-fighting group in the world. She played the character "Maw Russell," and was lovingly referred to as Maw by the other Roses and many of the town's residents. Sadie joined the gun fighting group in 2001, and was an active member until her health made it
difficult to perform.
Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Jones, of Chloride, Ariz.; a son, Edward Chastain, of Eugene, Ore.; a daughter, Patricia Pommerening, of Escondido, Calif.; brother, Elgia Oldham, of Portland, Ore.; and two grandsons, Robert O. Walker, and Brian E. Chastain. She was preceded in death by husband, Oran Chastain; a son, Robert Chastain; a sister, Rebba Pence; and two brothers, Eldon and Rufus Oldham.
The funeral service for Sadimae will be held at 2:00 p.m.,
Saturday, October 8, 2011, at Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford, Ore. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Memorial Park. Memory Gardens Memorial Park and Mortuary is in care of arrangements. www.memorygardensmortuary.com