Friday, March 15, 2013

Grandpa Chambers

Glen Chambers
April 29, 1920 - January 18, 2013
My Grandpa Chambers (my dad's Dad) passed away on January 18, 2013 after suffering failing health for several months. He was 92 3/4, and had been a widower for 15 years. He was a very interesting man to say the least.  As his health starting failing my wonderful dad and uncle took turns staying with him pretty much around the clock for about 4 months. Grandpa was very proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved to brag about them to whoever would listen. He had an amazing yard and garden, even last year. I'm sure it was a great reunion for him to see Grandma, his parents and siblings.
This picture was taken in September 2012.  Me and three of my sisters, Suzanne, Tricia and Shauna.
Grandpa's funeral was on January 26th in Smithfield. I had the scary privilege of giving the Life Sketch and some memories. It gave me opportunity to reflect on Grandpa and remember some good times, like going camping with him and Grandma, like having him show me how to knit (that was really quite funny), and hearing about all the buildings where he layed brick. We'll miss you Grandpa, but we know that you are doing great things where you are!
At the Smithfield Cememtery.
Once again, reunited with most of my siblings (we missed you Tricia!) l-r, Randy, Lynne, me, Shauna and Suzanne, with my parents Paul and Beth Chambers in front.
L-R, Back row, Randy and Julie, Lynne and Rob, Blake and I, Shauna and Troy, Suzanne without her Troy and missing Tricia and Richard.  Dad and Mom in the front.


Tricia said...

Sorry I couldn't make it! I would have had to fly straight from Miami to SLC and I didn't think I could do it.

Cindy said...

hopefully this is the last funeral for a while. you need something happy to make you all get together again.