1926 — 2021
Elaine Chastain, 94, of Waco, Texas passed away peacefully Thursday, January 21, 2021. There will be a private burial in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Texas. Elaine Marjorie Babb was born July 8, 1926 to Elizabeth (Kirsch) and Maynard Babb in Malden, Mass. She was the oldest of three children. She attended schools in the East and Midwest, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. While a student, she married Richard Chastain in 1947. Elaine dedicated herself to a lifetime of learning. She was the 18th registered histology technician in the country, having worked in labs in New York City and St. Louis while husband, Dick, interned and took his training in ophthalmology. In 1955 the family...