Chambers, Lillian M. (Moffitt) (December 29, 1924 - May 28, 1988)

Lillian M. Chambers

Douglas Budget - June 1, 1988

Memorial services for Lillian M. Chambers, 63, will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas with Dr. Thomas E. Hartshorn officiating. Private interment of the remains will be at a later time.

Mrs. Chambers died May 28 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper following a brief illness.

She was born Dec. 29, 1924, in Coshocton, Ohio, to Russell and Julie (DeGendt) Moffitt. She moved to California in 1937 with her parents and was a 1942 graduate of San Dieguito Union High School in Encinitas, Calif.

After graduation, she was employed by the local newspaper, the Encinitas Dispatch, and later by the local branch of the Bank of America.

She married Wilbur G. Chambers on Jan. 6, 1945 in El Cajon, Calif. Later that same years, the couple moved to Douglas, where Mrs. Chambers assisted her husband in the operation of their businesses for a number of years.

In 1967, she was employed by the Converse County Assessor's Office and served for a number of years as deputy assessor. In 1978, she was elected county assessor and was serving her third term at the time of her death.

During this time, she was a member of the Wyoming Assessor' Association and the Wyoming County Officials' Association. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; serving as president in 1948; Past President Parley, serving as president in 1949; Douglas Civic Club; Mountain Valley Rebekah Lodge 15; and the Republican Women's Club, of which she was the 1982 Business Woman of the Year. Hobbies included the outdoors, fishing and hunting, but most of all a concern for and love of other people.

Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband Wilbur of Douglas; one son, Jeff Chambers of LaBarge; one daughter, Michele Harrison of Brigham City, Utah; her mother, Julie Weese of Vista, Calif.; one brother, Robert Moffitt of Leucadia, Calif., and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father.

A memorial to the American Heart Association would be equally appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


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