Sadimae Joett Oldham Chastain-Jones

Mrs. Jones, 79, of Chloride, Ariz., formerly of Eagle Point, died Oct. 2, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev., of complications from a stroke. She was born on Mar. 30, 1932, in Sunset, Texas, to Rufus and Estelle Oldham.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran Chastain. .She married Benjamin Jones on Aug. 14, 2002, in Las Vegas.

She was a wonderful wife and mother and was very involved in her children’s lives. She did whatever was necessary to make her children’s lives complete. She was a scout master, a softball coach, a pep squad advisor, and was in attendance at 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. She joined the gun fighting group in 2001, and was an active member under her health made it difficult to perform.

Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Jones, of Chloride, Ariz.; a son, Edward Chastain, of Eugene; a daughter, Patricia Pommerening, of Escondido, Calif.; a brother, Elgia Oldham, of Portland; and two grandsons, Robert O. Walker and Brian E. Chastain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oran Chastain; a son, Robert Chastain; a sister, Rebba Pence; and two brothers, Eldon and Rufus Oldham.

The funeral service for Sadimae was held Oct. 8, at Memory Gardens Mortuary, Medford. Interment is in Memory Gardens Park.

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