Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Nellie Withee Chambers

November 13, 1919August 14, 2019

Portland – Nellie W. Chambers (Withee), 99, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend passed away on August 14, 2019 at The Gorham House. Born on November 13, 1919 the daughter of Lester and Ida (Winslow) Withee she lived a beautiful and long life.

She was born in Portland and graduated from Portland High School in 1938 and married her husband Frederick W. Chambers on September 15, 1956. She worked for 17 years at McLellan’s Department Store and retired from Sears.

Nellie and her husband were lifelong members of Prides Corner Congregational Church where she was a devoted member of the Ladies Guild. She was very active in the community volunteering for Meals on Wheels, at church suppers, hospice and in the soup kitchen. She was a lifelong avid Red Sox Fan and was thrilled to see them win the most recent World Series. Nellie loved to square dance and work the polls in Westbrook during election years.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years Frederick Chambers, her son Carl and his wife Mary Lou Chambers of Gorham, grandchildren Justin and his wife Emily Chambers of Lincoln, Evan Chambers of Gorham, and granddaughter Kristin and her husband Stephen Dacko of Gray; 3 great grandchildren Camden Asa Chambers, Hadley Chambers, and Reily Dacko. She was predeceased by a sister Helen Bickford of Texas.

The family invites you to attend visiting hours on Tuesday August 20th from 10:00am to 11:00am, followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00am at Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St, Portland , ME and committal service at Pine Grove Cemetery in Falmouth will follow.

You may offer your condolences online at www.jonesrichandbarnes.com


  • Lester Withee, Father
  • Ida Withee, Mother
  • Frederick Chambers, Husband
  • Carl Chambers, Son
  • Mary Lou Chambers, Daughter-in-law
  • Justin Chambers, Grandson
  • Emily Chambers, Justin's Wife
  • Evan Chambers, Grandson
  • Kristin Dacko, Granddaughter
  • Stephen Dacko, Kristin's husband
  • Camden Asa Chambers, Great Grandchild
  • Hadley Chambers, Grandchild
  • Reily Dacko, Great Grandchild
  • Helen Bickford, Sister (deceased)


20 August

Visiting Hours

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford St
Portland, Maine 04103

20 August

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford St
Portland, Maine 04103


Nellie Withee Chambers

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bonita austin

August 16, 2019

On behalf of Keith Austin (deceased) I send condolences to Mr. Chambers and Carl.