Chester H. Westfall, III, or "Pete" to all who knew and loved
him, lost the battle with cancer but passed on to the Next Great Adventure
on October 25, 2016. A native Tulsan, he was born March 14, 1955 to Sally
and Chester Westfall and lived here for most of his adult life. He attended
Tulsa Memorial High School, class of 1973, and then went on to earn his
degree from OSU in 1978. Pete worked as a landman in the oil business
his entire career, but his career is but a small piece of his story.
His was a life of great fun and adventure. As a child (and beyond), he
and his brother, cousins and friends were always outdoors. Whether it
was playing a variety of sports, building forts, having Roman candle wars,
or making 'Super 8' home movies, there was never a dull moment,
nor a compelling reason to be inside the house, even in the heat of summer
or cold of winter.
Speaking of sports, he loved them all, having played football and baseball
as a kid, as well as having a love/hate relationship with golf. What he
really had a passion for, however, was the ocean. His love of 'Big
Water' was first brought to life as a child in La Jolla, and continued
well into his adult and married life with many trips to South Padre Island
as well as Disney World.
Speaking of married: Pete met the love of his life, Leslie Stewart, and
they were married in Tulsa on May 22, 1990. They brought their daughter
Ellie into the world on November 11, 1997, and she became Pete's second
love, providing him with a pride that showed on his face every day. As
a person, Pete was the quintessential 'man's man', always
standing up for the little guy. His sometimes 'rough exterior'
was really a fa‡cade for a tender heart.
He was a proud father, a great husband, and a true and loyal brother, cousin
and friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Leslie, and their daughter
Ellie; his brother Matt and his wife Denise and their children Spencer,
Connor and Blythe. To him, there was no greater joy than family and good
friends, and he will be sadly and sorely missed by all.
Services will be Monday, October 31 at 1:00 pm at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian.
Memorial gifts may be made to Bit by Bit Therapeutic Therapeutic Riding
Program, 14674 S. Highway 169 Oolagah, OK 74053