December 25, 1937 - June 17, 2018
Donald Gilbert Chambers passed peacefully on June 17, 2018 at The Marquis in Wilsonville, Oregon. Don was born December 25, 1937 to Gilbert and Gladys Chambers in Oakland CA. A short time after Don was born the family moved to Caldwell, Idaho. In 1941 Don’s family relocated to Philomath Oregon. Don was very prideful in calling Philomath his hometown. Don will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Eileen (John) Ayer of Philomath; his four children: Rick (Debby) Chambers of Philomath; Marcia (Richard) Haney of Milwaukie, OR; Paula Ball of Longview, WA; and Donna Koenig of Seaside, CA; and his 7 amazing grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Don will also be remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and tremendous friends. Sadly Don was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Glenda Marquez of Reno, NV, and most recently by his aunt Retta Cook of Newcastle, CA. After graduating from Philomath High School in 1956 Don attended the Oregon Institute of Technology. Raising a family in Philomath, Don worked until his retirement as a millwright for numerous lumber companies including Hobin Lumber Company, Northside Lumber Company and WTD Industries. At age 60 Don attended Linn Benton Community College and was proud to receive his Associates Degree in Accounting. Don touched the hearts of everyone he met with his motivational and positive spirit. His competitive spirit was also evident. From analyzing his workouts while living at the Marquis to fishing trips, shooting baskets, or his favorite horseshoe pitching “Ringer Don” was always striving for a Win in every game he played. Most of all Don loved bragging about how proud he was of his kids, grandkids and great grandkids. Memorial donations can be sent in the memory of Don Chambers. The “Stand Grand for Philomath” project that supports the renovation of the grandstands at Philomath High School. Philomath School District: 1620 Applegate St.: Philomath, OR 97370. A celebration of life will be held from 12pm until 3pm on Sunday July 8, 2018 at Mary’s River Park in Philomath, OR. Appetizers and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided by the family. Come pitch some horseshoes in honor of Don!
Donald Gilbert Chambers passed peacefully on June 17, 2018 at The Marquis in Wilsonville, Oregon. Don was born December 25, 1937 to Gilbert and Gladys Chambers in Oakland CA. A short time after Don was born the family moved to Caldwell, Idaho.... View Obituary & Service Information
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