Oct. 12, 2019 — Frederick Lewis Chamberlen, 81, formerly of Florence, passed away Sept. 19, 2019, in Visalia, Calif., surrounded by loved ones.
Fred was born in Lindsay, Calif., on Nov. 21, 1937. He attended Porterville and Ducor schools, graduating from PUHS in 1955. After attending El Camino College, he joined the U.S. Navy. He went on to work for Standard Oil in Taft and Southern California. He then moved to Santa Rosa and Sonoma, working for Barkley Pumps.
After retiring, he worked for his wife’s family business in Sonoma. They moved to Florence, Ore., and lived in what he called his “paradise” home on a lake. When his beloved wife Gail (Farrell) died, he moved back to Visalia to be near family. He loved his new neighborhood and they returned the love. He loved all the kids and their parents equally.
Fred and Gail loved traveling. He was a lover of golf, nature, fishing and hunting. He always had an exquisitely organized workshop. Fred was also a true Seahawks fan. He loved helping others.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Jean Chamberlen; his mother Mildred; and his sister Norma Kaiser.
Fred is survived by his son Richard and his wife, Rhonda, and their children: Dylan and Camille; his daughter Debbie and her husband, Chris; his brother Gary Kaiser and his wife, Judi; a sister, Nancy Granillo, and her husband Miguel; and many nephews, nieces and great-nephews and great-nieces who loved Uncle Fred very much.
He wished that there be no service. If you would like to honor him, do a kind deed and think of him.