Allyn L. Chambers, 79 - August 15, 2012Allyn L. Chambers, 79, of Ogallala passed away Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
A family-led memorial service will be conducted on Monday, Aug. 20, at 10:30 a.m. MT, at Martin Bay Community Church in Keystone with the Rev. Duane Dunwoody officiating. Inurnment will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at 3 p.m. CT (2 p.m. MT) with military honors graveside.
Chambers was born Sept. 24, 1932, at Elwood, son of Clyde and Doris Rhinehart Wareham.
He graduated from Gothenburg High School with the class of 1951. He attended Kearney State Teachers College and graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in education.
Chambers served with the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for a majority of his enlistment.
He taught high school and junior high school as well as coached football, basketball and track. In 1979, he began employment with the State of Nebraska Department of Agriculture as a food inspector.
On Sept. 7, 1989, he married Connie Anderson.
Chambers retired from the state in 1994 but held numerous jobs after his retirement.
He was a member of the Ogallala Moose Club and attended Martin Bay Community Church.
Chambers loved deer hunting, fishing and being on the lake, according to family members. He also enjoyed the Green Bay Packers, gardening and traveling to casinos. His pride and joy was his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Clyde and Doris; a sister, Linda.
Survivors include: his wife, Connie of Ogallala; six sons—Jeff (Kathy) Chambers of Mankato, MN, Jim (Shawnda) Chambers of Independence, KS, Todd Chambers of North Platte, Mark (Wendy) Chambers of Evans, CO, Ty Anderson of Ogallala, and Treg Anderson of Ft. Collins, CO; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial has been established.
Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.