Brenda Chambers |

Brenda Chambers

1934 ~ 2016

Brenda Chambers, long- time resident of Gardnerville, passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2016. She was 82 years old.

Brenda was born Brenda Marina Hood in Norwich, Norfolk England in 1934. She grew up in Norwich during World War II, and remembered many occasions when she and her family would spend nights in the air raid shelters during Nazi bombings.

She immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Santa Monica California where she met her future husband, Bob Chambers. She and Bob were married for 51 years and lived in Burbank and Glendale, California for many years before retiring to June Lake, California in 1997.They moved to Gardnerville in 2001.

Brenda will be best known as a lover of all animals. She volunteered for many years at the Wildlife Way Station in Southern California and has been an advocate for animal welfare causes for most of her life. Brenda also loved her garden and being part of nature. In Gardnerville, Brenda volunteered at local elementary schools as a Grandmother reader. She loved the children and enjoyed bringing their imaginations and love of reading to life.

Brenda was preceded in death by her husband Bob and granddaughter, Bridget Chambers.

Brenda is survived by her son Richard (Pam) Chambers of Downey, California; granddaughter, Jamie Chambers of Minden; grandson Jeffrey Chambers of Kirkland, Washington; grandson Steven Chambers of Orange County, California; and sister Barbara (Peter) Warren of Norwich, England. Brenda will also be missed by step-granddaughters Stacey Tauson and Stephanie Tauson of Southern California and former daughter-in-law, Terri Chambers of Minden.

A memorial tribute and lunch will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gardnerville. For additional information, please contact


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