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Laurie Keck (Harriet) Chamberlain


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Laurie Keck (Harriet) Chamberlain Obituary
LAURIE KECK CHAMBERLAIN (HARRIET) Laurie passed away at age 77 in Riverside, CA on Friday, July 18, 2014. She was surrounded by friends and family. Born on June 5, 1937 in Flushing, NY to parents Margaret and Halbert Keck, she grew up in North Woodbury, CT, graduated from Dana Hall School, and attended Mills College in Oakland, CA. She married Willard Thomas Chamberlain on November 20, 1965 and celebrated the births of her son (1966) and daughter (1968) in Waterbury, CT. Laurie was an active hospital volunteer and hospice worker for over 30 years in Barrington, IL; Pasadena, CA; and Riverside, CA; she was a member of the Art Alliance in Riverside and an avid painter for over 35 years; she was an enthusiastic world traveler, masterful chef, dedicated church deacon, and chronic crossword puzzler. We will always remember her for her vivacious laugh and keen sense of humor. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her son Hunter W. Chamberlain; daughter Thatcher C. Carter, son-in-law Ross A. Carter; grandchildren Max and Emily Carter; partner Charles Lum; sister Elizabeth Keck; cousins Nancy Smith and Judith Thompson, and nieces and nephews, including Libby Banick. Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Riverside. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Riverside Art Museum (riversideartmuseum.org) or The National Hospice Foundation (nationalhospicefoundation.org).


Published in Press-Enterprise from July 22 to July 23, 2014
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