Thomas Chambers passed away unexpectedly at his home in Kingman on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was 90 years old.
Tom and his wife, Emily, moved to Kingman in 1998. Emily passed away in 2005. Tom is survived by his son, Chuck and his wife Suki of Tucson; son, Craig of Aurora, Colo.; daughter, Claudia and her husband Darwin of Aurora; daughter, Charlene and her husband Terry, Chicago Park, Calif.; daughter, Caroline and her husband Frank of Corvallis, Ore.; and daughter-in-law, Venna of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was predeceased by son, Chris; and sister, Mary. He had 12 grandchildren. Also, he will be missed by sisters, Donna and Doris; close companion, Mary Ann; and numerous friends across the United States.
Tom was born in Minneapolis, graduated from North Side High School in Ft. Wayne, Ind., and attended DePauw University. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and was a recipient of the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross. Tom and Emily married in 1948 and raised their children in Indianapolis. Tom retired from Indiana Bell Telephone Company with 42 years service. After his retirement he and Emily moved to Rogers, Ark., where they lived for 13 years before moving to Kingman. Tom had recently celebrated his birthday with all five of his children and four of his grandkids. He will be remembered as a jovial guy who lived a full life right up to the end.