Harold Albert Chasteen


Harold Albert Chasteen, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., passed from this life on Jan. 1 at 3:55 a.m. He was born March 1, 1947, in McAlester, Okla. He lived in several different little towns in Oklahoma until his sister, Shirley, moved him to Colorado in June of 2018. Harold was a little ornery. He loved life. I remember one time when we were all little, he heard of this great idea of how to get the big earthworms to come out of the ground. So he drives a steel rod into the ground comes into the house and flips off the electricity. He tells Mom to not turn it back on till he comes back in. After a long while, he had not come back so Mom flips on the electricity A few minutes later, he comes into the house. He had nearly been electrocuted. He had taken an electric wire plugged in the one end and cut the other end off, stripped the wires out then started to tie them around the rod when Mom turned on the electricity.

He got drafted into the Army, but was discharged after about two months. He loved for Mom to tell us scary stories. He loved fishing, but did not like to eat fish. He loved his buddies, Kiem Nguyen and Benny Dassler.

Harold had three children, whom he loved dearly. He had twins Harold Albert Junior (Chasteen) Carter and Altha Ann (Chasteen) Carter, then another little girl, Carolyn (Chasteen) Carter. 

He was preceded in death by a baby sister, Barbara Louise Chasteen; Dad Otis Albert Chasteen; sister Lucille Nguyen; brother Albert Junior Chasteen; a daughter, Altha Ann Chasteen (Sara Carter); his mother, Willie Louise Chasteen; and his wife, Rosalind Cornel. 

He is survived by two sisters, Shirley Ann Housley, brother-in-law Barry Lee Housley, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., Lesa Ann Reyes, of Stillwater, Okla., one son, Harold Albert Carter, daughter-in-law Angela Carter. daughter Carolyn Carter, grandchildren Josh Carter, Wyatt Carter, Mac Carter and Grace Carter, and lots of nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at a later date.