In Memory

Steve Atchley

Steven Chaille Atchley

Cedar Creek, Texas – Steven Chaille Atchley, age 65, died Saturday March 9, 2019, at his home with his loving wife beside him.

Steve was born October 6, 1953 in Pampa, Texas, to Robert Chaille and Julia Leone Atchley. He was the eldest of four siblings. On his senior trip in high school, he met Joan Marie Frick. They married a year and a half later on Dec. 27, 1973, at the home of Joan's Grandparents, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with both of their families in attendance.

Joan joined him for his Army service, then the young family returned to Texas where Steve got his degree in Geology from West Texas State University, becoming the first in his family to graduate college. Steve loved rocks his entire life, decorating the house with them, and often making stops during road trips to encourage his children to look at them.

Perhaps the only thing Steve loved more was his family. His marriage to Joan lasted over 45 years. Joan and Steve faced many difficult times during these years, but they faced them together. The memories of their love will live forever in the hearts of their children.

Survivors include his wife Joan Atchley; his father and step-mother, Chaille and Betty Atchley; his brother, Greg Atchley and family; his sister, Jill Sandy and family; one daughter, Amanda Atchley Greene and her husband Jac. One son, Chance Chaille Atchley and his wife Stephanie. Steve had 4 grandchildren: Jacob Greene, Jonah Greene, Lila Greene and Frieda Marie Atchley. He was preceded in death by his mother Leone, and his brother Bret Lee Atchley.


Obituary provided by his wife, Joan Frick Atchley.  There wasn’t a published obituary.