Barbara J. Chambers, 82, of Loogootee, passed away at 11:01 a.m. Monday at The Villages of Oak Ridge.
She was born May 6, 1934, in Martin County, to the late George R. and Iva (Abel) Frye.
Barbara married Eugene D. Chambers on Nov. 25, 1959, and he preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1976.
She retired from Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane on June 1, 1996, after many years of employment. She was a member of Loogootee United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, birds, animals and nature.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene D. Chambers; parents George R. and Iva (Abel) Frye; brothers James R. Frye and Larry L. Frye.
She is survived by her children, Rebecca Albright of Washington and Steve Chambers (significant other Becky Butcher) of Loogootee; grandchildren Lee W. Albright (significant other Renee Crew) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Stephanie Chambers (significant other Zak Greene) of Loogootee; great-grandchild Alexis Hamilton of Colorado Springs, Colorado; siblings Gary J. (Janie) Frye and Janet (Dwayne) Walton, both of Loogootee, and Judy Frye of Tell City; and sisters-in-law, Peggy Frye of Loogootee and Judy Frye of Washington, D.C.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee. Burial will follow in Goodwill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee and Friday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Martin County Humane Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 27, 2016