|Birth: ||Dec. 29, 1945|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2012|
Joan Sharon Chambers, age 66, of Murphy, NC passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 at her residence.
She was a native of Jacksonville, Florida and the daughter of the late Robert Weir and Helen Horn Chambers. Joan was a 1963 graduate of Ocala High School and 1968 graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a BS Degree in education; she taught school in Pennsylvania and Florida for eight years.
In 1975 she enlisted in the United States Army Signal Corp where she received the Good Conduct Medal and Army Commendation Medal. She reenlisted in 1977 as an officer in the US Army Military Police Corp where she received the Army Commendation Medal- Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Meritorious Medal - One Oak Leaf Cluster and many other Awards and Certificates. During her military career she was stationed in Alabama, Georgia, Colorado and the Washington D.C. area. She retired as a Captain in 1985 and moved to North Carolina in 1987 where she was co-owner of an engraving business and gift shop until 1997 when she retired (again) to garden and take care of 4+ acres.
Joan was very civic minded and a member of many organizations including Womens Army Corp, Veterans Association, Reserve Officers Association, Women In Military Service for America, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, United Services Automobile Association, United States Olympic Committee Sixth Ring Membership and ROA of North Carolina.
She is survived by one sister, Denise Chambers Morris and husband William of Waynesville, NC; one sister-in-law, Terry Chambers and two neices: Julie D. Morris and Chele C Green; two nephews: Ryan H. Morris and Daniel R. Morris; one great niece, Emma K. Morris; one great nephew, Parker R. Green and one great great nephew, Greylan Comacho.
A Memorial Service is being planned for a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Valley River Humane Society, PO Box 658, Murphy, NC 28906.
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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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