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Glenna Lucille Chamberlain

October 29, 1927 October 13, 2018
Glenna Lucille Chamberlain
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Obituary for Glenna Lucille Chamberlain

Glenna Lucille Chamberlain passed away two weeks shy of her 91st birthday. Glenna was born October 29, 1927 to Lillie Kathryn (Nelson) & Henry Fred Tilgner in Gresham, Oregon. She grew up with her three older brothers (Roy, Bobby, Billy) and as an adult, gained two younger half siblings (Joyce & Eugene).
After graduation from Jefferson High School in Portland, Glenna continued on to Oregon State and graduated with a degree from the school of Home Economics. Upon graduation, she took a job as a Country Extension agent in the greater Portland area and was the first married female agent in the state.
In September of 1951 Glenna married Dr. Gene F. Chamberlain and in June of 1954 they moved to Medford where Gene started a dental practice of 40 years and Glenna raised her family. Glenna is survived by her husband, Gene and their four children; Dr. Steven (Tina) Chamberlain. Lori (Greg) Amo, Wendy (Jim) Collins, Julie (Lowell) Bickle. Glenna’s Legacy also consists of 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Over the years Glenna was active as a 4-H leader and judge at both the local and state level. She was a member of the Medford Junior Service League and also of the Congregational Church. Glenna drove her son and many ski racers from MARA around the Northwest to their races. She and Gene were active in the Rogue Snowman Ski Club and Mt. Ashland was the family’s second home during the ski season. Glenna was known for her beautiful voice and throughout her life performed in a variety of musical opportunities. She enjoyed sewing, baking, canning, and was a veracious reader. She passed on her love of playing cards and board games to her children and grandchildren, and put together many a puzzle with friends and family.
Glenna’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, November 4th, 1pm, at the Rogue Valley Country Club. 2660 Hillcrest Rd. Medford, OR 97504. Please join the family for appetizers and a time of sharing memories. Glenna will be laid to rest at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.

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Celebration of Life




1:00 PM 11/4/2018 1:00:00 PM
Rogue Valley Country Club

2660 Hillcrest Rd
Medford, Oregon 97504

Rogue Valley Country Club
2660 Hillcrest Rd Medford 97504 Oregon
United States





10:00 AM 11/5/2018 10:00:00 AM
Eagle Point National Cemetery

2763 Riley Road
Eagle Point, OR 97524

Eagle Point National Cemetery
2763 Riley Road Eagle Point 97524 OR
United States

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