[October 12, 2009]
A celebration of life was from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at VFW Post 3965 in Springfield, for Duane Chambers of Springfield, who died Oct. 10, 2009, of age-related causes. He was 84. A graveside service with military honors will be at noon Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
He was born June 5, 1925, in Woodbine, Iowa, to James and Irene Cross Chambers. He married Helen Clemens March 9, 1957, in Reno, Nev. She died Feb. 20, 1987.
He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He later worked as a truck driver.
Survivors include a daughter, Diane Mathis of Springfield; two sons, Gary Chambers of Lebanon and Ronald Chambers of Roseburg; three stepsons, Larry Hayes of Lake Oswego, Rick Hayes of Eugene and Norval Hayes of Springfield; a brother, Dale Chambers of Glendale, Ariz.; and 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by Chapel of Memories Funeral Home in Eugene.