Dorothy Irene Chambers
Dorothy Irene Chambers, 87, passed away Jan. 3, 2006, at the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle.Dorothy was born June 12, 1919, in Canton, Ill., to William and Clara (Richardson) Cargile. The family moved to Rifle Creek when she was two years old. Dorothy went to the Austin school on Rifle Creek. The family moved to Grand Valley when she was in high school. Dorothy stayed behind in Rifle, went to Rifle High School, and lived with another family. She also worked on a ranch in the Meeker area for two summers, cooking for 27 men.Dorothy met the love of her life, Glen Chambers, in Rifle, and they were married in Steamboat Springs June 4, 1938. Glen and Dorothy owned a ranch three miles east of Rifle, where she worked alongside her husband, cooked and cared for her three children.Dorothy loved to cook for family and friends. She enjoyed square dancing and all holidays, especially Halloween, as she enjoyed dressing up. She loved all kinds of music, her flowers, and gardening. She served on the election board for many years, volunteered for several organizations and was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was a very devoted wife, mother and friend. She had a beautiful smile and a sweet sense of humor. She will be missed very much by everyone that knew her.She is proceeded in death by her husband; and siblings Roy, Charles, Everett, Lester, Elsie, Clara Alice, and Genevieve.Survivors include daughters Yvonne Chambers and Connie (Alan) Hammontree; son Kenny (Patty) Chambers; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Rifle Christian Church, with Rev. Dean Johnson officiating.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The Traveler Bus c/o Senior Programs, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.The Rifle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, cremation has already taken place.
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