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John ‘Jay’ Chambers

Jay Chambers passed on Nov. 13, 2013, in Rough and Ready at the home of his eldest daughter, Hillary Asturias.

There will be a celebration of life for Jay at Oregon Creek in the spring.

Jay was born on Jan. 7, 1951, to Mildred and Jay Chambers and grew up in Baldwin Park, Calif. He was a journeyman carpenter for over 40 years and enjoyed woodworking in all forms. In 1978 he relocated to Camptonville and lived there up until his passing.

He loved motorcycles, trains and airplanes. He was an avid reader but favored anything having to do with history. He especially enjoyed children, whether they were from his family or another. He adored his two daughters and three grandchildren, enjoying every moment with them. Jay was known to live life to the fullest, appreciating most things that others didn’t even see.

He is survived by daughters Heidi Barajas of Camptonville and Hillary Asturias of Rough and Ready; granddaughter, Kelsey Barajas, 13 years old; and grandsons Christian and Chase Asturias, ages 2 and 1 respectively. He is also survived by his two sisters, Carol Montgomery of Leipers Fork, Tenn., and Marianne Loera of Banning, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was truly loved by all who met him and will be deeply missed by those he left behind.


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