Charles Eugene Chamberlin

July 7, 1940August 27, 2011

For nearly one year Charles Chamberlin battled renal cancer and he did so with dignity and grace. He armed himself with the Holy Spirit and always knew and felt God at his side throughout the fight. He passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on August 27, 2011. Chuck was born and raised in Reedley, California where he married his wife of 51 years Wanda Simonson. Together they raised their five children in Reedley before moving to Kona Hawaii in 1979 to dedicate their time and hearts to the ministry of Youth With A Mission. This ministry took them to Soul, Korea to minister the gospel. In 1990 they then moved and retired in Placerville, California. Chuck was a machinist by trade and a dedicated husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa and faith warrior. He was constantly tinkering and modifying things around the house and it was through his innovative vocational skills and talents that he designed equipment that advanced the world of automated manufacturing. He was an avid race fan and had spent many of his early years on the race track as a pit crew member. Many racers and friends sought out Chuck to supercharge their cars, motorcycles, and go-carts. Chuck had a strong passion for being a good steward of witnessing the salvation of Jesus. His heart was always filled with sharing the Gospel, whether it was with the guy at the super market or his friends and family. In his later years, he concentrated his time studying the bible and working with the Jail Ministries through his home church. The life he led is a testament to the sentiment of Jesus’ commandment, simply put, “love one another”. Visitation/Viewing will be held at Chapel of the Pines 2855 Cold Springs Road in Placerville on Wednesday, August 31st from 5-7pm. A celebration of life will be held at New Hope Fellowship Church on Thursday, September 1 at 11:00am at 3838 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs, CA. A reception will immediately follow. Internment will be in Reedley, California. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife, Wanda Chamberlin, his children Gene & wife Kristina Chamberlin of Reedley, CA Kathy Chamberlin of Honolulu HI; Angela & husband Greg McDaniel of Murrieta, CA; Marie & husband Jim Lofton of Rancho Cordova, CA; and his brother Ron “Butch” and wife Eva Chamberlin (Chuck’s son Patrick Chamberlin preceded him in death). Chuck was a loving grandfather to Aaron, Brandon, and Kyle Chamberlin; Brian, Adam, and Daniel Chamberlin; Sean, Judah, Sarah, Zoe, and Dagny McDaniel; and Corey Lofton and great-grandpa to Ashlyn and Jacob Chamberlin and Uncle to many nephew and nieces. He will be dearly missed by his family, his church family, and friends and we rejoice in the Lord for the care and love that Chuck bestowed upon us and the impact he has had on our lives. The family prefers memorial contributions to the Chuck Chamberlin Medical Fund in lieu of flowers – El Dorado Savings Bank, 2888 Ray Lawyer Drive, Placerville, Ca 95667 Account #203013677.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 31, 2011
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 1, 2011

Charles Eugene Chamberlin

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Jonathan Bartsch

September 4, 2011

Chuck was a great guy and had a great smile. He taught me a lot about machine work as a kid in Kona Hawaii (84 to 88). We used to have lots of fun. I've never met someone so tickle-ish. I'd have to make sure he didn't have something sharp in his hand before poking him in the side. Fond memories. See you in heaven Chuck! :)

Kathleen Chamberlin

September 3, 2011

Aloha Dad,
I miss you so much. You have always been there for me and my boys. Thank you for being the best example of true love in how you lived your life. I always knew where you stood and you always had time for me. No matter how busy you were. I always knew I could get good advice from you and Mom. I love you Dad...

Ron Thiesen

September 3, 2011

Chuck and Wanda, you had a brief but crucial part of my spiritual walk. You both opened your home, heart and experience with the Lord, which impacted my life greatly. I pray that the whole family will now experience God's comfort during these days. The Lord was glorified through Chuck's life.

Butch Chamberlin

September 2, 2011

Miss you Brother. I will miss our ability to disagree but what are brothers for.... I love you, miss our talks about motors, troubleshooting and your advise and help on our many repairs. I know we didn't tell each other enough times but I Love You.

Chuck (Eva) you were so special as a brother-in-law and I enjoyed visiting with you and Wanda. Thank you for your love and support when we lost Cheryl and please give her a big hug for us and tell her we miss her I am sure you have already been united with her and Pat. God Bless the family and we have loads of great memories raising our kids all the BBQ'S and Holidays. I Love You. Eva

Butch Chamberlin

September 2, 2011

To our beloved brother and brother-in-law. I will miss you Sonny, I will miss our talks, our ability to express ourselves to each other, our talks about Nascar, motors, troubleshooting so so much more. You were a role model for me as we aged and I am forever grateful to have you as my brother. We know you are worshipping the Lord with Cheryl and Pat, please give her a really big hug I know you already have, tell her we miss her. Love you forever bro.
Butch and Eva Chamberlin

Gene Chamberlin

September 2, 2011

Miss you Dad

September 2, 2011

We can hardly believe that Chuck has graduated from the earth-phase of his life..he will be missed terribly by all who have known and loved him. He was a faithful, godly caring man. We grieve with you all... looking foward to another day when we join again with him out there somewhere too beautiful to describe. Love to all of the family and especially dear Wanda. Doug & Ellie Hagey, Edmonds, WA

Richard Klippenstein

September 1, 2011

I worked with Chuck many years at Salwassers, I Admired his high moral Christian standards he lived by. A great trusted friend. I know without doubt where he is now with his Lord in Heaven.

August 31, 2011

There are heavy hearts in Kailua-Kona. Chuck was a valued employee, dear friend and admired tradesman. He was a pivotal part of my business for many years, and I was always his student. As a father and husband Chuck was to be admired. He made so many things happen with so much humility and grace, yet with so little resources. There has hardly been a day when I haven't referred back to my training under Chuck. He was a superb troubleshooter, tireless and reliable worker, and I understand many of his employers profitted by Chuck's knowledge and hard, hard work throughout the years.
After Chuck moved from Hawaii, I used to relish his periodic phone calls where we would try to sort out and "fix" something over the phone...long distance !!
I feel certain Chuck's family is also at peace now attributable to their strong faith. Tina and I will miss Chuck.
Tina and Cotta Schoenberg
Kailua-Kona Hawaii