1933 - July 1, 2010
Ted J. Chamberlain, a longtime Craig resident, died July 1, 2010, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig following a lengthy illness. He was 76.
Ted was born July 21, 1933, in Brazil, Ind., the son of Joseph and Margaret (Hudson) Chamberlain. He was raised and attended school in Brazil and Linton, Ind.
After high school, Ted served in the U.S. Navy for six years.
Ted married Darlene Ketchem on Sept. 30, 1960, in Elletsville, Ind., and they became parents to three children over the years. They made their home in Indiana before coming to Craig in 1977.
Ted was a heavy equipment operator and later a crew foreman, who worked both at Trapper Mine and Colowyo Coal Co. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriner’s in Martinsville, Ind., and a member of the Operating Engineer’s Union.
Ted loved to travel, operate radio controlled airplanes, was a pilot, and enjoyed being at his home and working in his yard and garage.
He is survived by his wife, Darlene Chamberlain, of Craig; daughters Amber (Steve) Wilkinson and Mary (Marvin) Moon, both of Craig; son Jeff (Sandy) Chamberlain, of Craig; grandchildren Heath, Drew and Brent Chamberlain, Carrie Lira, Allie Craig, Justine Brookshire, Jessie Grandbouche and Cassie Moon; great-grandchildren Janelle and Alex Lira, Luke Brookshire, Payetyn Craig and Melanie Hope Chamberlain; sisters Barbara (Bob) Goodman, and Darleen Goodman, both of Linton, Ind.; brothers Larry (Anita) Chamberlain, of Indianapolis, Ind., Garry (Sherri) Chamberlain, of New Castle, Ind., Fred (Shirley) Chamberlain, of Linton, Ind., Richard (Joann) Chamberlain, of Terre Haute, and Tony (Jean) Chamberlain, of Linton, Ind.
Ted is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack and grandson Kolby Craig.
A funeral service was July 6, 2010, at Craig Christian Church with Leonard Browning officiating.
Carl Thomas was the soloist and sang “One Day At A Time.”
Pallbearers were Heath, Drew and Brent Chamberlain, Charles Lira, Shawn Brookshire, Nick Craig and Ty Grandbouche. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Chamberlain, Barbara Goodman, Darlene Goodman and Mike Page.
Interment followed in the Craig Cemetery with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62.
Graveside rites were also rendered by Mason Lodge 88 AF&AM.