Wanda Helen Chiles 

March 8, 1926 –

July 17, 2013


Wanda Helen Williams Chiles, 87, was born March 8, 1926 in Waxahachie. Wanda died July 17, 2013 at Buffalo Creek Assisted Living. 

She was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 57 years, W. Brown Chiles Jr. and her parents Ernest and Eva York Williams all of Waxahachie.

Wanda graduated from and was class beauty in 1943 of Waxahachie High School. She attended Texas Christian University. During Brown’s working years they lived in Houston then retired to Waxahachie in 1982. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Waxahachie. She served as a volunteer at the Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie.

She is survived by her cousins: Michael and Janis York of Irving, Robert W. and Carol Cook of Granbury, Charles M. Cook of Kansas City, Kan., Robert M. Jones of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Linda Jones of Northridge, Calif. and Ken Longhenry of Garland; brother-in-law, John H. Chiles of Dallas; her lifelong friend, Betty Jean White; and her devoted caregiver, Mrs. Charles “Tiny” Price.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Waxahachie City Cemetery.

In lieu of floral tributes, memorial donations may be made to Nicholas P. Sims Library or the new Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie, currently under construction. Donations may be made at 1405 W. Jefferson, Waxahachie, Texas 75165