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Virginia Chambers-McFarland


07/02/1920 - 03/09/2014 Obituary
Virginia Chambers-McFarland Obituary
Ginny Chambers-McFarland was born to Charles "Dick" Roberts and Mildred "Millie" Davis Roberts on July 2, 1920, in Denver, Colorado. She passed away peacefully on March 9, 2014. At the young age of 93, Ginny led a very full and active life. Dance, reading, bridge, and her family kept her busy through her final days. Ginny had a wide circle of friends, including companion Steve Schmieder, who will greatly miss her company.
Ginny was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Floyd Thomas Chambers, who died in 1991, and Bruce McFarland, her husband for two short, but happy years. She is survived by son, Craig and wife, Pat; and son, Kirk and wife, Yvonne. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Keith and wife, Angie, Shinae and husband, Adam, Cullen, Jeryl and wife, Monica, and Arianna and husband, Benny. Ginny was blessed with having 6 great-grandchildren. Ginny adopted Bruce's family as part of her own and will be missed by Bruce's children, Jim, Michael and Judy and their families.
Ginny attended Hollywood High School until her senior year and then moved to Colorado and graduated from Wheatridge High School, where she met and fell in love with the "grocery delivery boy," Floyd Chambers. Her college degree was from Colorado Women's College in 1940.
Ginny was a talented woman in many respects. She did office work in Annapolis when she was first married and excelled with the ability to type 120 wpm. She later worked in retail when her boys were in school. Ginny was "Sally Shopper" for 18 years when Brock's was in Bakersfield. She belonged to and served as an officer in many organizations and clubs throughout the years, including the Engineers' Wives of Petroleum Industry, League of Women Voters, and ARCO Golden Empire Retiree Club.
Ginny enjoyed playing golf with both Floyd and Bruce. Many of their vacations were spent on various golf courses. Ginny was well traveled. She visited Europe, Africa, India, Japan, and China among many other places of interest. Dancing was a favorite pastime for Ginny. She belonged to the Laf-a-Lot Dance Club, Pairs and Spares Dance Club, National Smooth Dancers Bakersfield Chapter, and the Mavericks Dance Club. When she wasn't dancing, Ginny played bridge with the Bridge Club, volunteered at the Guild House, and was a voracious reader. Playing cards was a family tradition that she passed on to her children and grandchildren. Tripoley and Canasta were the games of choice after family gatherings.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of Ginny's favorite charities: the , the , or the Association of Paralyzed Veterans.
Services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 4600 Stockdale Highway. For condolences please visit www.greenlawnmortuaryandcemetery.com.
Greenlawn Funeral Home Southwest
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 14, 2014
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