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Larry Chamberlain

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Larry James Chamberlain, 70, of Nampa Idaho, died Thursday, June 19th 2014 at home with his family at his side.

Larry was born October 8 1943, in Detroit Michigan. He was raised by his parents, Floyd and Marie Chamberlain in Bay City, Michigan along with his younger sister, Linda. After high school, Larry Joined the U.S. Marines and served in Vietnam. Larry later would work for, and retire from, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers working at the John Day Dam located along the Columbia River. In 2004 Larry felt impressed to serve the U.S. effort in the Middle East while working for the Corps and left the comforts of home for a six month tour assisting in the rebuilding of Iraq. He was especially fond of his "Blue Team" body guards.

Larry met Sharon, his wife of 40 years, while home in Michigan. One of their treasured memories was trips to Cannon Beach, Oregon where they would walk along the beach. Larry had one daughter, Buffy Harris (Husband Thomas) of Huntington Beach, California; and two step-children, Michael Bierlein (Wife Tracy) of Saginaw, Michigan, and Heidi Mumbower (Husband Wayne) of Ogden, Utah.

Larry enjoyed many outdoor activities during his life including fishing, photography, shooting and canoeing. Some of his fondest memories were of spending time outdoors canoeing with his childhood friend, Ron Krager, teaching shooting to his daughter, Buffy, grandsons Jordan and Daniel. He also enjoyed fishing with his good friend, Scott Lundsford.

Larry is survived by his wife, Sharon; his sister, Linda; his children, Buffy, Michael, and Heidi; grandchildren, Ashley, Chelsea, Jordan, and Daniel; and his pups, Pepe, Lily, and Peanut.

Larry leaves behind a legacy of strength, wisdom, honor and integrity. Semper Fi! A memorial service will be held at a future date with close family and friends at one of Larry's favorite fishing holes along the Owyhee River. In Lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that Larry proudly supported.

 

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