In Memory

Ann Platt

Ann Platt

Ann E. Chandler Obituary


Ann E. Chandler


Ann Elizabeth Platt Chandler was born to Lon H. Platt and Edith Adams Platt and was predeceased by her parents. Ann is survived by her brother, L. Stuart Platt and wife Carissa of Arlington, VA, nephew LTC Jonathan Platt and wife Hayley of Virginia Beach, VA, nephew Clayton Platt of Jackson, WY, and niece Meredith Platt of Houston, TX. She is also survived by two great nieces and one great nephew, Madelyn Renee (Maddie), Gabriella Grace (LuLu), and Kyler Wade, and many wonderful cousins. Her beloved poodles, Sunshine and Faith, were known as her “girls” and have been rehomed in Bandera, TX. Ann died after a brief but intense fight with a rare aggressive cancer. Ann graduated from MacArthur High School in 1972 and received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University in 1975. On June 1, 1994 she began employment with Hometrust Mortgage Company and eventually served as an Assistant Vice President. Ann loved Hometrust and cared deeply about her coworkers and the owners. She served Hometrust for almost 27 years. Her business-related friends became some of her deepest relationships. One coworker said, “To know Ann was to love Ann.” Her faith in God prepared her to be unafraid of death. Throughout her life, she expressed her devotion to Jesus through her endless acts of generosity to others. Ann loved to cook for others and once said, “I enjoy cooking for others and bringing them together around a table and watching what happens and sharing that experience.” Her desire to serve was foundational in building deep friendships where people knew they were important to her. She constantly bragged about her great neighbors and her hospitality was influential in creating a community in her neighborhood. She worshipped at the Oak Hills Church using her gifts for singing and music to glorify God. Wherever Ann spent time outside San Antonio, which was often in Haines, AK or Pagosa Springs, CO, she found new people to serve and built long-term relationships. Ann’s hospitality included hosting celebrations, sharing treats with neighbors, making meals for those in tough times, and inviting military service members for holiday meals. You can honor Ann if you deliver an unsolicited meal or cookies to a neighbor in lieu of flowers. Ann supported the Project RED Foundation, explained at, and donations to it would also honor her. A celebration of Ann’s life will occur on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 11 am at the West Auditorium of the Oak Hills Church at 19595 IH-10 W, San Antonio, TX. The facility follows CDC guidelines for attendance. Please check the CaringBridge website of Ann Chandler on or after March 22 for projected in-person attendance limitations. A livestream link to watch the service will be available in lieu of attendance. A private graveside service for family will occur at Sunset Memorial Park at 1 pm on the same day.