1954-2016

Ray Lynn (Rusty) Chism passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Temple, Texas at the age of 61. He was born July 14, 1954 in Tuson, Arizona to Marthlyn (Burnett) and Raymon Chism. Rusty was a resident of Llano since 1968. He was a member of the Roping Club and the Rodeo Association. He worked extensively on the new roping arena.
He is survived by mother, Marthlyn Chism; brother Wayne Chism of Llano, Texas; sisters Nancy Chism of Bluffton, Texas, Patsy Altenhoff and husband David of New Braunfels, Texas and Donna O’Leary of Hutto, Texas; nephews Travis O’Leary and wife Rachel, Tyler O’Leary, Mark Altonhoff and great niece Reagan O’Leary.
Rusty is preceded in death by his father, Raymon Chism.
Visitation was Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel, Llano, Texas 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Funeral services were Monday, March 14, 2016 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Llano, Texas at 11:00 AM with Reverend Mary Louise (Skip) Brasher officiating. Graveside followed at Bluffton Cemetery. Pallbearers were Travis O’Leary, Tyler O’Leary, Daniel Gutierrez, Randy Morgan, Lance Garrett, David Altenhoff, T.J. Webster and Mark Altenhoff. Honorary pallbearers were Frosty Miller, Chuck Dalchau, Bart Freeman and Gary Bauman.
Memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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