Chambers, William Clay (September 29, 1895 - February 4, 1964)


Douglas Budget - February 6, 1964

W.Clay Chambers was born September 29, 1895 at Falls City, Nebraska, and passed away Feb. 4 at Billings Deaconess Hospital at the age of 63.

He had been in ill health since last July, spending much time in and out of hospitals at Billings, Montana, North Dak., and Douglas until Oct. 31 when he re-entered Deaconess Hospital. He remained there until the time of his death.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife Freda, two daughters, Edna Faye Hess of Douglas and Mrs. Mike (Mary Ann) Dunn, Las Vegas, Nev., five grandchildren. Mrs. Curtis Smith, Pinedale, Wyo., Sheri and Billy Hess, Douglas and Michael Joe and Michael Dunn, Las Vegas, and a sister, Mrs. E.D. George of Douglas. His parents and a brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at St. James Catholic Church in Douglas, with Fr. Terence McGovern officiating and interment was in the family plot in Douglas Park cemetery. Altar boys were Pat Curtin and Ray Ferguson, and music by Mrs. R.J. Ditzler.

Mr. Chambers won high honors in 1962 when he was named top salesman by officials of the L.Perrigo Company, pharmaceutical firm in Allegan, Michigan, which he had worked since 1943.

Out-of-town friends and relatives attending the funeral services were Paul Perrigo, Allegan, Mich., L. M. Higgins, Sheridan; Mike F. Dunn, Las Vegas, Nev.; Curtis E. Smith, Pinedale; John Secoy, Pinedale.

Active pallbearers were Joe Sullivan, Scott Layton, Cecil J. Coe, Dr. Elmer Holberg, Charles Irwin and Charlie George.

Honorary pallbearers were Ernest Kimball, Depo Bay, Ore., E.W. Fix, South Dakota; Ray Perrigo, Bill Tripp, Paul Perrigo, Allegan, Mich.; R.M. Walton, Ames, Iowa; Fred Hennebold, Winner S.D.; Orin Hart, Billings; Barnard Walker, Morrill Nebr., L.M. Higgings, Sheridan Dietz, Joseph Knittel, Carl Dietz, Clarence Arlin, A. Folker, Lodi, Calif.


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