Keith Joseph Chamberlain, 80, of Emmett, Idaho, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at his home near Emmett.
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Visitation was held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the Potter Funeral Chapel in Emmett. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at the Letha LDS Church. Graveside services with Military Honors were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Ben Lomond Cemetery in Ogden, Utah.
Keith was born to Lester and Alice Chamberlain on May 25, 1933, at Ogden, Utah, where he grew up and graduated from Weber High School in 1951 and soon after joined the Navy.
In 1954, he married Marilyn Norris, they had two children and were later divorced.
He married Florence Lamond in 1974 and adopted her three children.
In 1976, he retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer from the Office of The Joint Chiefs of Staff. He moved to Nampa, Idaho and worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, later moving to Hammett, Idaho, where he farmed and owned a trucking company, until moving to Emmett in 2002.
He is survived by five children, Joseph Keith Chamberlain of Emmett, Pam Middlemiss of North Carolina, Phyllis Rice of Alaska, Raymond Chamberlain of North Carolina and LaVon Dresen of Emmett; eight grandchildren, Destiny, Valerie, Brittany, Jacquelyn, Alicia, Keith, Jamison and Adam; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Lavon Layman and a brother, William Chamberlain; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Glen and Reed and a sister, Joan.
Potter Funeral Chapel
228 East Main Street Emmett, ID 83617
Published in Emmett Messenger Index from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25, 2013