Virginia Chambers went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 26th 2021. She was 85 years old. Ginny was born in Stockton, CA to strong and loving parents and soon moved to Berkeley, CA where she spent her childhood with sister, Barbara.
She attended Berkeley High and later Armstrong College where she met the love of her life, John Chambers. As a beautiful young woman, Ginny had many suitors. John captured her heart with his charisma and kindness and they married on June 17th, 1956.
They soon moved to Walnut Creek, CA and raised their four children, Bill, Cindy, Karen and Barbara. Life was full with children’s activities, camping trips, neighborhood picnics, church gatherings and lots of fun adventures in the family wood-paneled station wagon. The kids all remember a road trip to Minnesota visiting national parks, sleeping under the stars and a few “Do we need to pull this car over?” moments. Ginny’s strength, warmth and creativity as a mom allowed her family to enjoy a loving and adventuresome household. She had a “loaves and fishes” approach to caring for her growing family on a teacher’s salary, finding creative ways to provide more than enough for her family, neighbors and church. More than once Mom was at the sewing machine mending shirts or making dresses when everyone else had gone to bed.
After many years caring for her family, Ginny went back to school to receive her Bachelor’s in Education and dedicated herself to helping young children learn and grow at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church. She served as the Director of the WCPC Preschool for many years, extending her kind words and loving encouragement to many.
In the early ‘90s John and Ginny moved to Sunriver, OR and began a wonderful “retirement” chapter. They enjoyed long walks and hosted many years of family reunions. John and Ginny spent their later years visiting their children and grandchildren in their various locations. Together, they painted many rooms, built a few decks, cooked a lot of meals and babysat a lot of babies! Ginny was also an excellent quilter and her beautiful creations are a treasure for friends and family.
Always focused on family, John and Ginny later moved to Boise to be close to their two daughters, Karen and Barbara and their growing families. Here, they built many friendships over Bunco, football games, Bible studies and neighborhood picnics. Ginny’s sweet smile and giving nature endeared her to everyone she met.
Ginny spent her last years at The Terraces of Boise, Idaho and our family is so grateful for the care, love and support given to Ginny by the entire staff and community. Her love for the Lord supported her through John’s final years and passing and we’re confident that they are hand-in-hand again. After a brief illness, she was ready to meet Jesus and she will make Heaven her magnificent new home. We are confident that because of God’s grace and the sacrifice of his son Jesus that we will see her again!
Ginny is survived by her son, Bill (Angie, Bellingham WA) and daugthers Cindy Maycock (Frank, Yakima WA), Karen Coslett (Jim, Boise ID) and Barbara Petersen (Chris, Bellevue WA), eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, June 8th at Eastwind Community Church, 4750 S. Surprise Way in Boise. A private family committal will be held at Pioneer Cemetery in Boise.
Please visit Ginny’s memorial webpage at www.bowmanfuneral.com