Nolan Glenn Chamberlin, 78, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at his home in Klamath Falls, Ore.
Mr. Chamberlin died of leukemia.
A service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Klamath Falls. A private service for interment will be held at a later date.
Mr. Chamberlin was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Richland, Ore., to Levi and Lula Chamberlin. He was raised in Richland and graduated from Eagle Valley High School in June 1945. He served in the Army Air Force form 1946-1948, stationed in Florida. He graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles in June 1951 with a Bachelors of arts in Meteorology.
Chamberlin graduated from the University of Oregon in 1959 with a Masters of Science in Mathematics. He received a fellowship from Stanford University in 1960 and graduated with a Masters in Mathematics Education in 1961. On Aug. 24, 1952, he married Ruth Eleanor Weekes in Ashland, Ore. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002.
Mr. Chamberlin began teaching in 1952 in Phoenix, Ore., and then taught in Arlington, Ore., in 1954. He taught astronomy, physics, and mathematics at Klamath Union High School for 29 years. He retired in 1986 after 33 years of teaching.
Mr. Chamberlin was President of the Klamath Falls Education Association during the 1972/1973 school year. Since 1958, he was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Klamath Falls, where he held many active positions. He was an avid coin collector, amateur radio operator, reader, gardener, and photographer. He also enjoyed traveling to Ireland, Australia, Lapland and several other destinations around the world.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Chamberlin of Klamath falls; brothers, Dale and Edna Chamberlin, sister-in-law, Christa Chamberlin from Richland, Ore.; David and Pattie Weekes from Cheney, Wash.; son, Marc and Stephanie Chamberlin from Washougal, Wash.; daughters, Karen DeSersa from Redding, Calif., Nan Chamberlin; son, Paul Chamberlin from Beaverton, Ore.; foster son, Dien and Denise Ly, their two daughters Sarah and Destiny, all from Phoenix, Ariz.; grandsons, Rob Long from Klamath Falls and Teal Chamberlin; grandchildren, Courtney, Cayne and Kelly from Redding, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews and beloved friends
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Lula and Levi Chamberlin; brothers, Tom and Irvin Chamberlin.
Memorial donations can be made to the first United Methodist Church of Klamath Falls, the High Desert Hospice of Klamath Falls, or the Nature Conservancy at 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, Virginia. Please use reference # 1452949.
Used with permission from The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, July, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor