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LTC John S Chambers, Jr

LTC John S Chambers, Jr

Birth
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Death 7 Aug 2007 (aged 88)
Clairemont, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Plot Arlington Point, plot # 306
Memorial ID 95419585 · View Source
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Lt. Col. John S. Chambers Jr. USMC (Ret.) died August 7, 2007 at home, surrounded by family. Born September 3, 1918, in Springfield, IL, the oldest of six, he enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1940. During WWII, he landed on Guadalcanal where he earned a battlefield commission to 2nd Lieutenant. After the war, Captain Chambers married Marjorie C. "Budgie" Ross, of St. Paul, MN. He served 24 years in the Corps and along the way, "Budgie" and he raised six sons and one daughter. Following post graduate degrees from Vanderbilt University, he began a second career as a Professor at the University of San Diego where he was a fixture on campus for over 25 years. John is survived by "Budgie," his wife of 61 years, sons Michael, Stephen, Kevin, Brian, Gregory, daughter Mary, 25 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by son Timothy. His Rosary, Thursday, August 16th, at 7 p.m. and funeral Mass Friday, 10 a.m. will be at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will follow at El Camino Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to San Diego Hospice.

Obituary published in the San Diego Union Tribune August 13, 2007.


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  • Created by: 47815677
  • Added: 16 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 95419585
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC John S Chambers, Jr (3 Sep 1918–7 Aug 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 95419585, citing El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by 47815677 (contributor 47815677) .