In memory of
Velma E. Chambers
Velma Eby Chambers passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, in Thompson Falls, Mont.
She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1926 the family moved to a farm in Redmond, Ore. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Harold Chambers, on Sept. 7, 1938.
Velma was first devoted to her Lord, then a loyal and faithful wife and mother to their three children. She lived a full and fruitful life and will be remembered for her selfless commitment to help anyone, anytime with anything. She showed love and attention to all her loved ones, creating precious memories for all of us to cherish. Velma enjoyed being a very busy housewife, loving and adoring her husband, children and every single pet. Her yard and beautiful flowers brought her great enjoyment.
The Chambers family moved to Payette, Idaho, where they owned and operated a Chrysler/Plymouth dealership. In 1955 they moved to Sunnyside, Wash., where they joined his brother, Joel and wife Dorothy, who owned the J & D Super Duper. In 1966 they then moved to Kelso, where her husband, Harold, worked for C & H Wholesale, until retirement.
All these years they were members of the Assembly of God Church and taught Sunday school. Harold and Velma moved with their family in 1992 to Bickleton, Wash., to be near their daughter, Gladys Berk and family. They then became members of the Bickleton First Presbyterian Church. In February 2007, Velma and Harold moved to the Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Thompson Falls to be near their son, Paul Chambers, and family.
Velma will be lovingly remembered by her best friend and husband of 69 years, Harold Chambers; their three children, Gladys (Sam) Berk of Bickleton, Jim (Linda) Chambers of Warren, Mich., and Paul (Bonnie) Chambers of Thompson Falls; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by a brother, Leslie Schallhorn of Lebanon, Ore.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Madison, Bickleton, with burial to follow at Cleveland Cemetery.
Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, Wash., is in charge of arrangements.
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