Funeral services will be held for Beverly Rae Chamberlain, 90, at 1:00 P.M. Monday, July 1, 2019 at the Trinity Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastors Tom Strock and Fred Dyer officiating. Interment will be in the Chamberlain Ranch Cemetery off Ayres Natural Bridge Road west of Douglas.
Beverly went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at her home in Douglas surrounded by family.
She was born Thursday, November 1, 1928 in Calloway, Nebraska the daughter of Raymond Chester and Lucille (Cress) Baker. When Beverly was two years old the family, consisting of her parents and older sister, Shirley, came to Wyoming where her Dad had homesteaded north of Douglas in 1919. In 1941 they moved to the ranch seven miles north of Douglas, so the girls could go to school. The family had grown from Shirley and Beverly to Teil, Delores, and Sharon.
She graduated from Douglas High School in 1946 and then attended summer school at the University of Wyoming in Laramie where she received her wartime teacher’s certificate. She taught in rural schools in Converse and Natrona counties for three years, living in her sheep wagon.
On December 26, 1948 she married Leon Chamberlain Jr. and moved onto the Chamberlain Ranch where she lived until August, 2015. To that union were born Loydaine, Leon, Debbie, Connie, and Toni.
She is survived by her sisters, Teil Chamberlain of Douglas, Delores Guthrie of Wray, Colorado; and Sharon Quam (Paul) Hutchison of Woodland, California; her five children, Leon (Stacy) Chamberlain III of Rolling Hills, Wyoming, Loydaine (Tom) Strock, Debbie (Jim) Walker , Connie (Jim) Bowen, and Toni (Kevin) Pagett all of Douglas; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-six great grandchildren; and sixteen great-great grandchildren.
Beverly was preceded in death by her father, Raymond, on November 18, 1983; mother, Lucille, on January 8, 2010; sister, Shirley Reed, on March 17, 2015; and great granddaughter, Dena Lee Strock, on June 6, 1999.
Family and friends may call at the church on Monday from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Serving as pallbearers will be Morgan Pagett, Lance Strock, Dustin Bowen, Len Chamberlain, Lee Schlister, and Doyle Quam.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Greg Lewis, Chuck Lang, Maurice O’Malley, and Wade O’Malley.
A memorial to the Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607 or Trinity Baptist Church, 819 Griffith Way, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com
To send flowers to BEVERLY's family, please visit our floral section.