Angelina Elizabeth Chaves Nordell, beloved wife, sister, stepmom, step-grandmother, aunt, and friend, peacefully entered her Heavenly Home on February 24, 2021.
Angie leaves to cherish her memory, her step-children Kathleen (Tom) Jensen, Sarah Beard, Mary (Terry) Price and Jack (Cindy) Hodgkins, her eight step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren, her nieces Cindy Peart and Terri (Bo)Eck, her nephews Marvin (Sue) Armas, Larry (Janet) Armas, Stan (Sandra) Doggett, David Doggett, Dennis Chaves and John (Jessica) Chaves, her dear friend and lunch buddy Eleanor and her many valued neighbors and friends both in CA and around the world. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Wayne Nordell, her parents, sisters, and brothers.
Angie was born September 9, 1929, in Lompoc, CA, to the late Ben V. Chaves and Emelia de Souza Chaves. She was one of seven children. She graduated from Lompoc Union High School in Lompoc, CA. After graduation, Angie worked as a bookkeeper during the day while attending night classes at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA and later at California State University in Sacramento, CA where she earned her degree in accounting. She then went on to earn her CPA certification. Throughout the years Angie never lost her knack for numbers, detail, and organization.
Throughout her life, Angie loved Jesus and was never too shy to share her faith or her convictions. Second to Jesus, Angie loved Wayne and together they enjoyed time spent traveling in their RV and around the world where they made many lifelong friends along the way.
Angie was a true California girl who spent the majority of her life near the beach where she learned to dig clams and deep-sea dive.
The family wishes to express our gratitude and appreciation to Dr. alexander Satin, the wonderful nurses of Medical City Frisco, Matt at Edge Physical Therapy, and Michelle and Deneen from Amatus Hospice who together took such good care of her in her final months.
A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 9:00 am. At Heritage Memorial Services 17712 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Interment will be at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, California following the service.
The service will be live-streamed.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, Disabled American Veterans or POW/MIA
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