ARTESIA — Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, at First Baptist Church for Rita Florene Chambers, 86, of Roswell, who died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
Rick Sullivan will officiate at the services, with burial at Woodbine Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary beginning at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013.
Rita was born April 4, 1926, in Des Plaines, Ill., the daughter of Marshall L. Pack and Nellie (Miller) Pack. She came to Artesia in 1944 from Illinois.
On Feb. 11, 1945, she was married to Orville U. Chambers in Artesia. He preceded her in death April 1, 2006.
She was a secretary and homemaker. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, worked with Meals on Wheels, volunteered for Artesia Good Samaritan and played the piano for Sunday school.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Gloria Jean Hobbs, and a brother Bob Pack.
Survivors include son Robert M. Chambers of Artesia; daughter Leta Scott, of Artesia; sisters-in-law, Joan Pack, and Roberta Havens; grandchildren, Justin Hobbs, Sara Scott, Codey Scott and Sunny Lewis; great-grandchildren, Morgan Lewis, Tyler Kelley and Rowan Hobbs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Vista Care Hospice.