Ava Nell Donoho Chambers, 86, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Chapel. Interment: private. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, please donate to Fort Worth Symphony, Fort Worth Altrusa's high school scholarship program or a charity of choice
. Ava was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Fort Worth to the late H.T. and Vera Donoho. She graduated from Diamond Hill High School as salutatorian of her class. Ava received her bachelor's and master's degrees from North Texas State (University of North Texas). She was an accomplished pianist. Ava was a member of many organizations, including Sigma Alpha Iota, Beta Sigma Phi, Altrusa International, Symphony League of Fort Worth, Woman's Club of Fort Worth and various educational organizations. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Fort Worth. Ava was a longtime educator with the Fort Worth ISD. She began her career as a music teacher in 1949. Her last assignment was principal of Bruce Shulkey Elementary. Among the many awards she received were the Fort Worth Elementary Principal of the Year and the A.L.I.C.E. award from the Fort Worth Symphony League. Ava's life was dedicated to helping children learn and helping all to appreciate music. She co-authored two books on hosting parties and held a Library of Congress number. Ava was greatly loved by many and will be missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Chambers. Survivors: Daughter, Melissa Caraway and husband, Randy; sons, John Hudgins, Tom Chambers and wife, Sondra, and Ben Chambers and wife, Sue Hayes; grandchildren, Martha Caraway, Katie Caraway Prather and husband, Steven, Jason Chambers and wife, Tara, Eric Chambers and Christi Chambers Ward and husband, Robert; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Nathan Chambers.