December 20, 1942 ~ October 13, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Sharon “Kay” Chadwick, 70, passed away on October 13, 2013 giving her soul to the Lord after a long battle with cancer. Memorial Service: 3:00 p.m. Friday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ Kay was born in Oklahoma City, OK on December 20, 1942 during the height of WWII, while her father was serving in the Army Air Corps as a pilot. Kay was a longtime resident of Arlington having moved to the city in 1966. During her life there she had a career in real estate during the city's enormous growth, and made many lifelong friends in the community. Midlife, she changed vocations and began a career with The University of Texas at Arlington's financial aid department. She worked there for almost 30 years, first in the short term loan department happily helping students who needed a little extra assistance, and then with the guaranteed student loan department helping many fulfill their dreams of a college education. She even found time to complete her degree with a Bachelor's degree in business from UTA at the age of 51! She was an avid cook , and devoted grandmother, and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was known for her great humor, intelligence, and strong independence. She was preceded in death by her mother, Margie Graham Chadwick, and father, Ralph M. Chadwick. Survivors: Daughter, Jennifer McCall Young, and husband Dr. David Young, and their children, John Dawson Young, and Madeline Rose Young; Son, Dr. Miles “Chip” Mahan, and wife Susan McCord, and their children, Stephanie Kay Mahan, Kelly Michelle Mahan, and Justin David Mahan. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
We appreciated Kay for making special efforts over the years to see that Chip was brought up close to the Mahan family even though he lived far away. We always respected her for that and considered her to be a wise and gracious woman. We are sorry we can’t be with you Friday for her service.
Love to you and your whole family, Jennifer. It is so hard to lose a mom, but I heartily believe we gain a most powerful angel!
Kay you added such light and laughter to life, I cherish the many meals, recipes, and funny stories we shared during your days at UTA. Thankful for those days, heaven just got another angel….my sympathy to your family and loved ones. George
“Happy are those hearing the word ofGod Keeping it!”that at luke 11 ;28
I worked with Kay at the Financial Aid Office at UT Arlington in the early 80s and loved her humor and outlook on life. There are things she said that I still quote…there was wisdom in the funny. We lost touch after I moved to Denton, but I was listening to KERA today and they were talking about finding a walking partner, and I recalled the several months that Kay and I were walking buddies. So I decided to look her up on-line and was stunned to learn that she had passed away 6 years ago. Kay was a bright light and I am so glad she was part of my life. I will remember her always.