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Stephen Walter Chatham

February 17, 1948 — September 9, 2022

Stephen Walter Chatham passed away unexpectedly in Tulsa, Oklahoma on September 9, 2022, at the age of 74.

Steve was born on February 17, 1948, in Houston, Texas to Walter and Jane (Paulson) Chatham. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1966 and continued his education at Sam Houston State University where he graduated with a degree in Business and Graphic Arts in December of 1969. He started his career in printing working for the family business, Chatham Printers, in January 1970. Steve held offices in many printing organizations and served in the industry with his time and talents. He coached his children in flag football and softball. His advice to coaching parents would be to "serve as an umpire at least one time in your life".

Steve married Edwina Lodge on July 12, 1969, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Houston, and were married 53 years. Together they had two children, Elizabeth, and Peyton. He is survived by his wife Edwina (Winnie), his daughter, Elizabeth and husband Brad Scott of Waurika, Oklahoma, and son, Peyton, and wife Shaylene Chatham of Tulsa. They have five grandchildren: Lodge and Houston Scott of Waurika and Ellyn, Kathryn, and Harrison Chatham of Tulsa. Steve had a loving extended family which included many cousins and friends.

Winnie and Steve are native Houstonians but moved to Waurika, Oklahoma in 2020 to be closer to family. Steve's hobby was working with model trains and was given the name "Choo-Choo" by his oldest grandchild, Lodge. Outside of trains, his hobbies included golf, watching game shows, and cheering for the Little League World Series and Oklahoma State Cowboys. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a 32nd Degree Mason.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Waurika First Christian Church (Building Fund: PO Box 206, Waurika, OK 73573), St. Jude Research Hospital (262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105), or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 19, 2022, 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the Waurika First Christian Church 502 North Elm. A celebration reception will be held Friday September 23rd 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (come and go) in the Montebello Condominiums, 1100 Uptown Park Blvd, Houston Texas, 77056.

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care, 719 East 141st Street, Glenpool, OK 74033. Family and friends may leave kind words of comfort, special memories and condolences to the family online at

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Monday, September 19, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Waurika First Christian Church

502 North Elm Street, Waurika, OK 73573

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Friday, September 23, 2022

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

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