Velma Eby Chambers, 87, of Thompson Falls, Mont. and a former Sunnyside resident, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.

She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Humbolt, 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. She 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 and Plymouth dealership. In 1955, they moved to Sunnyside, where they joined his brother, Joel and his wife, Dorothy, who owned the J and D Super Duper. In 1966, they then moved to Kelso, where they worked for C and 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, to be next to their daughter, Gladys Berk and her family.

They became members of the Bickleton First Presbyterian Church.

In February 2007, Velma and Harold moved to Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Thompson Falls, Mont. to be near their son, Paul Chambers, and his 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; and one brother, Leslie Schallhorn of Lebanon, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 211 S. Madison in Bickleton, with burial to follow at the Cleveland Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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