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Mary Jane Roberts Chamberlain
Birth: Oct. 10, 1918
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 2002
Corpus Christi
Nueces County
Texas, USA

Mary Elenor Elizabeth Jane Roberts Chamberlain was the first of six children born to Tiner Ebeneezer Roberts and Margaret Ellen Dolan Roberts. She spent her childhood in both Texas and Oklahoma. Mary earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1940 from Hardin-Simmons University. During the WWII years, Mary worked at a variety of jobs including instructor at Business College, and secretary for both the Red Cross and an insurance firm. As a member of a dance club at the USO in San Antonio, she met James Edward Chamberlain, Jr., a career U.S. Army Sergeant, and they were married August 13, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas. Mary had three children, Margaret Anne Chamberlain Riley, Daniel Edward Chamberlain, and Barbara Sue Chamberlain Gidley. At a time in our history when working mothers were the exception rather than the rule, Mary worked in the commodities market in San Antonio. Then James and Mary moved to Corpus Christi in 1957, and Mary worked 19 years for the National Maritime Union, and next as a teacher in the Catholic School System in Corpus Christi. Finally Mary retired into private tutoring in the 1970's and 1980's.
Mary took up computers in the 1980's as well; and by the time she passed away on April 13, 2002, after along illness, she was a regular on the Internet and had made many global friends. she particularly enjoyed 'Net conversations about new ideas in physics, astronomy and writing. Mary, may you rest in the peace you so well deserve. 
 
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 Spouse:
  James E Chamberlain (1917 - 1986)
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1 Site 3313
 
Created by: Barbie Gidley
Record added: May 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6390412
Mary Jane <i>Roberts</i> Chamberlain
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Mary Jane <i>Roberts</i> Chamberlain
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Mary Jane <i>Roberts</i> Chamberlain
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- CynC
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010
To My sweet Mom...You gave me life that I might live it fully. Thank you for honoring us with your grace, your tenacity, and as always, your "Just Do It!" attitude in conquering life's mountains. I'm honored to be one of your daughters. I love and miss yo...(Read more)
- Barbie Gidley
 Added: May. 4, 2002
 
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