Glen "Ponch" Chambers, 92, died Jan. 18, 2013, at his home in Smithfield, Utah. He was born April 29, 1920, to Theophilus Chambers Jr. and Addie Watson Chambers. He was the seventh child of 13 children.
He married Lois Ravsten on Nov. 29, 1939, in the Logan LDS Temple. They had three children, Sterling Paul, Evelyn and Eldon Vance. Lois died July 24, 1997, after 58 years of marriage. Glen has continued to live in the family home in Smithfield and always had a beautiful yard and garden which he generously shared with family and neighbors.
Glen worked on the farm with his dad for several years after his marriage. He served in the Navy as a Seabee during World War II
constructing landing strips for airplanes in Guam. He became a mason contractor and was known for being one of the best bricklayers in the state. He enjoyed racing horses and watching both his and others' horses race.
Glen has been active in the Smithfield American Legion Post since his discharge from the Navy in 1945 and served as commander for two years. He also worked on committees for Smithfield Health Days and other community events/projects.
He is survived by his sons Sterling Paul (Beth) of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Eldon Vance (Jane) of Layton, Utah; son-in-law Robert Lee of Logan, Utah; 15 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren (his fifth generation). He is also survived by four sisters, Thelma Speth, Beth Speth, Donna Fae Hodges and Karen Thalman. He was preceded in death by his wife Lois daughter Evelyn Lee, parents, six brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in the Smithfield 3rd Ward chapel, 640 N. 200 East. A viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the church building prior to the service. Interment will be in the Smithfield City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Smithfield American Legion Post 58.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.nelsonfuneralhome.com
The family would like to thank the hospice nurses and staff for their excellent care.