Everett Allan Chambers
Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel
Everett Allan Chambers passed away on Sunday, Sept. 23 surrounded by family in his Amesbury home.
Always embracing the next horizon, Ev first pondered destinations from Yirrell Beach at Point Shirley in Winthrop where he was born on Sept. 28, 1932. Graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he pursued the wild blue yonder by joining the United States Air Force. His 63rd Military Airlift Wing assignment to Donaldson AFB in Greenville, S.C., introduced him to Bobbie Ann Moseley, where their marriage took place in 1960. Global assignments included Germany, Antarctica, and a year-long deployment to Thailand, while Ev’s C-5 Galaxy test pilot duties took him throughout Europe and Asia.
With Bobbie and children, Nancy, Doug, and Kathy, Ev steered the family station wagon cross-country to new homes in Illinois, California, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Alabama and Virginia to include a four-year assignment to the Pentagon. He returned to the 63rd MAW as vice wing Commander at Norton AFB before retiring as a Colonel in 1980. After ten years with McDonnell Douglas in California, the White Mountains of New Hampshire beckoned next, where he and Bobbie bought and operated the Littleton Diner, truly uncharted territory! Returning to Massachusetts in 2008, Ev and Bobbie enjoyed their proximity to Doug and his wife, Linda, and grandchildren Lacey, Cameron, and Annica in Amesbury and regularly shared time in San Diego with Nancy and her husband, Billy Spain and Kathy and grandsons, Brennan and Jake Welcher. Happy explorations throughout New England included friends and family from far and wide, and trips to West Virginia brought fun visits with Ev’s brother, Robert J. Chambers.
Ev received a most spectacular sunset farewell before he departed for his next horizon on Sunday. Private services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Everett Chambers to the Wounded Warrior Project in support of our nation’s most severely wounded veterans at Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or via www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate; or to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or viawww.jimmyfund.org/gift. Arrangements are by Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Ave., Amesbury..