Lewis LaVell Chamberlain

Chamberlain, Lew obit (1)(August 2, 1953 – May 1, 2015)

Lewis (Lew) LaVell Chamberlain passed away peacefully at home in Beaver Dam, Arizona, on May 1, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Lew was born August 2, 1953, in Cedar City, Utah, to H. LaVell and Dean Lewis Chamberlain.

He was a gifted athlete, graduated from Cedar High School and attended Southern Utah University. Lew soon became an assistant golf pro and was employed at several golf courses in St. George and Mesquite, Nevada, most recently Falcon Ridge Golf Club in Mesquite.

Lew married Chris Alger. He loved helping raise her two daughters, Dani and Toni, and loved them as if they were his own. His granddaughter, Baylee Alger was his pride and joy. After Chris’ passing Lew married Leah Church Henrie on November 21, 2001. They always felt honored that Lew’s brother, Hans officiated the ceremony in his home. They have enjoyed a wonderful life together and were rarely seen apart. Lew had a keen sense of humor and was loved by all who knew him. He had a special relationship with Leah’s two sons, Doug and Jason and her brothers, Wally and Champ. Lew spoke often of his fishing trips to Lake Powell with his close friends Phil Winningham and Ed Stanger.

Lew is survived by his wife Leah; his mother, Dean Lewis Chamberlain; brothers, Sam (Carolyn), Hans (Mary), Eric (Lee); brother-in-law, Champ (Margit); sisters-in-law, Beverly (Byron) Linford, Judy Church; step-son, Doug Henrie; step-daughters, Dani (Todd) Dickinson, Toni King; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, LaVell; step-son, Jason Henrie; and his brother-in-law, Wally Church.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 6, at noon in the LDS Church located at 256 S. 900 W., Cedar City.
  • Friends may call an hour prior to services at the church.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Enrique Alfaro and Dr. Larry Smith for their great care and friendship throughout the years. Also for the special care and love from Erica and staff at Mesa View Home Care and Mesa View Hospice.

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Lew’s online guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.

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