Charles Chamberlain

Charles Devere Chamberlain, Jr., M. D. Born April 26, 1928 in San Antonio, Texas to Charles D. Chamberlain, Sr. and Opal Scott Chamberlain. Charley grew up in San Antonio and graduated from Jefferson High School. After graduation from the University of Texas, he attended medical school in Galveston and later served his internship and residency in General and Vascular surgery at the Philadelphia Graduate Hospital. After serving as a military physician in the Korean War, he practiced surgery in Houston for over 40 years. He continued his surgical practice in Brenham, TX, retired there, then later to La Manzanilla, MX, where he passed away peacefully at the age of 85. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Anne Chamberlain and sisters Mazie Barnett and Edwina Ehrler. He is survived by his loving wife of over 25 years, Johnna, brother John Chamberlain, children, Charles Chamberlain, Keeton Chamberlain, Katy and Chris Abel, Kate and Tim Abel, Laura and Mark Wright, Mary and Glen Marecek, Kate Chamberlain, Jennifer and Todd LaRue, 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Charley was known by his family and dear friends to be patient and kind, a master storyteller, eager conversationalist, and wildflower expert. He was a passionate Texas historian and horseman, partially demonstrated through his membership in the Tejas Vaqueros and the Board of Directors for the Texas Ranger Association Foundation of Waco. A memorial service will be held in Brenham, TX at St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 11:00AM on Thursday, July 18, with reception following. Burial will be at Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, TX at 10:00AM on Friday, July 19, with reception following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Texas Ranger Foundation Association of Waco, TX or St. Peter's Church in Brenham, TX.


Published in Houston Chronicle on July 14, 2013