Donald Roy “Bud” Chambers was born to Roy and Gladys (Bovey) Chambers on Feb. 9, 1928, in Lewiston.
Bud graduated from Reubens High School in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1946. On June 14, 1947, he married his high school sweetheart, Maxine Stellyes, in Portland, Ore. They lived on the family farm near Reubens until 1962 when they moved to Grand Canyon, Ariz., where Bud began a career with the National Park Service. After Grand Canyon they subsequently lived in Page, Ariz.; Grand Tetons National Park, Wyo.; Medora, N.D.; and Petrified Forest National Park, Ariz. After retiring to Rimrock, Ariz., they moved back to Idaho to live near Kooskia.
Bud died peacefully in his home near Kooskia on May 30, 2019. He is survived by his five children: daughters Peggy (Fred) Udall and Kathy Herndon, and sons Jim (Karma), Bill (Cindy) and Andy (Angie), as well as 22 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A son, Mick, died in 1978.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Good Hope Lutheran Church near Gifford. The Rev. Val Beesley will officiate. There will be no graveside service.
Trenary Funeral Home in Kooskia is assisting the family.