Kellogg "Kelly" B. Chambers

October 15, 1927May 28, 2021

Kellogg B “Kelly” Chambers died on May 28 at age 93. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Salome, and we know they are dancing again in Heaven.

He leaves his children Clarice (Norman) Gregory, Janean (Ed) Harper, Randy Chambers, Ron Chambers, Michelle (Tim) Webb, Naomi (Carol) Chambers and Carrie (Patrick) Zambrano. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Rhodessa Rieken and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Kelly was also preceded in death by his parents, William and Erna Chambers, siblings Bill, Marita, Moran and Patricia and daughters-in-law Toni and Diane.

Kelly’s family moved from Crescent Bar to Cathcart WA in 1932. He graduated from Snohomish High School in 1947, served in the National Guard and the Army in the Korean War and married Salome in 1954. A machinist by trade, Kelly worked at several local manufacturers including Boeing and Skagit Bendix. He was an inventor, scientist, instructor, accomplished handyman and avid outdoorsman.

Kelly and Salome raised their family in Mountlake Terrace and then Machias and were devoted members of the Catholic church, St. Vincent dePaul Society and Legion of Mary. They spent their life together dancing, and were members of the Sons of Norway and Sno-Valley and Dakota polka clubs.

A funeral mass will be held Friday June 4th at 10 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic church in Everett with burial following at 11:30 am at Cypress Lawn cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County.


  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, June 4, 2021


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Cathy Ferwerda

June 10, 2021

Kelly and Salome Chambers: Never in my lifetime will I ever see a love like yours.
As if they had all these children of their own, there was still room to adopt me. Our birthdays were all together in October. Never did we not spend time together.
After my Father died, I couldn't go to Normana. On October 16th. they pulled into my driveway and said "get in the car" and they took me to Normana . They saved me so I could go back.
You will always be with me in my heart but you're all over the inside and outside of my home. Raspberries are doing great and Salome, I love everything in my yard you gave me. The poppies are your and my favorite.

Debbie May

June 5, 2021

Uncle Kelly had a good sense of humor and I will miss his laughter. He is leaving a hole in my heart, but I know he is with family and friends in heaven. I will miss you.

Maryann Varchol

June 3, 2021

Sending our prayers and love to the family.
When we would all go to Octoberfest Solome and Kelly would dance from morning to evening and had the greatest time. We will have those memories forever.
When watching them together you knew how much 💕 Love 💕 they had for each other, smiling, laughing and hugging, and dancing as fast as their feet would go.
The greatest couple ever.
I am so happy to have my son marry Michelle so I can be part the the most wonderful family.

All are Love,
Don and Maryann Varchol

Becky Reynolds

June 3, 2021

Some of the things we remember about our Uncle Kelly was that he was always in a good mood, always smiling and with a gentle sense of humor. He liked tinkering with things and inventing things.
He and our Aunt Salome loved to dance the polka - even in the kitchen. Uncle Kelly's biggest loves in his life were his wife and his children. They were his true joy.
We remember hunting mushrooms and taking them back to his house where he would wash and fry them up - yummy!
Every time we would go to his home there was always something growing, something that needed to picked and canned or cooked up. There was always something to do.
Uncle Kelly also had an awesome bug collection, which he was more than willing to show off and tell you about. He also had some big pigs with extremely large reproductive organs.
Uncle Kelly was very smart and could tell you just about anything you asked, but he never showed off and was never condescending. He was happy to share his knowledge with you and give you sage advice.
We will miss our Uncle Kelly as well as our Aunt Salome, but we know they are dancing together in heaven and we are happy for them. Save a dance for us!
Love, Hugs, Prayers and Blessings!
Becky Chambers Reynolds and Deb Chambers Tumlinson

Joyce Santjer

June 2, 2021

Salome was a cousin of mine, and Kelly & Salome used to come and see my Mom, Lillian Toczek, Salome's Aunt, who lived in Littleton, CO. One time when they were there, I asked them if I played a CD of Polka Music, if they would show me how they danced the Polka in Mom's kitchen. And they did, they were the cutest couple together and now they are doing all kinds of dancing the Polka's in Heaven together. They were such awesome people, and I miss Salome's calls and hearing her laugh. Such sweet people, we will miss them both. They were always so happy. I know Kelly is really where he wanted to be, with Salome in Heaven! May they both Rest in Peace. God Bless the Memory of Kelly & Salome...