Thelma Dar­lene Lyon Cham­bers

Porterville Recorder - - RECORD -

Thelma Dar­lene Lyon Cham­bers, 78, went home to be with the Lord on Oc­to­ber 2, 2018 af­ter a short ill­ness. Thelma was born to Orville Hap and Johnny Bunger Lyon on Fe­bru­ary 27, 1940 in Phoenix, Ari­zona. She was the fourth of six chil­dren. Thelma moved to Cal­i­for­nia at a young age where she at­tended el­e­men­tary school and Fuller­ton High School.

Thelma mar­ried Paul Eu­gene Cham­bers on Septem­ber 20, 1959. They were blessed with three chil­dren, Cathy, Caron and Don­ald. In 1981, the fam­ily moved from Buena Park, Cal­i­for­nia to Lind­say, Cal­i­for­nia. In Lind­say, Thelma be­gan a 27 year ca­reer at Lind­say High School work­ing as an in­struc­tional as­sis­tant and a ca­reer tech­ni­cal ad­vi­sor.

Thelma loved Je­sus, her fam­ily and every­one she came in con­tact with. She had a ser­vant's heart and was a very giv­ing per­son. She spent count­less hours help­ing stu­dents at the high school. She also helped at the First Bap­tist Church in Lind­say and of­ten drove the Church van to camps for peo­ple of all ages. Thelma was closely con­nected with the se­nior mem­bers of the Church and took the ladies to var­i­ous func­tions and per­for­mances.

Thelma is sur­vived by her sis­ter Bil­lie (Ge­orge) Web­ber and brother James (Penny) Lyon, sis­ters by mar­riage Joann Lyon, Sharon Lyon, Car­olyn (Lee) Skin­ner, Mary (Fred) Mered­ith and brother by mar­riage Ed (Jeri) Cham­bers. She is also sur­vived by her chil­dren, Cathy (Frank) Moreno, Caron (Eric) Borba, and Don­ald (An­gela Sil­veira) Cham­bers. In ad­di­tion to her chil­dren, Thelma is sur­vived by seven grand­chil­dren, Jeremy Moreno, Christina (Jared) Gomes, Gar­rett Moreno, Brandi and Eric Borba, and Ja­cob and Ryan Cham­bers. Thelma was blessed with four great-grand­sons, Paul, Frank, John and Jack Gomes. She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents, Orville and Johnny Lyon, her hus­band Paul Cham­bers, her broth­ers Robert and Les­lie Lyon, sis­ter Don­nie (Char­lie) Hicks and brother by mar­riage Ca­role Bud (Dorothy) Cham­bers.

Once Thelma ac­cepted Christ, she held strong to her faith and would share that faith with any­one she came in con­tact with. She lived her life serv­ing oth­ers and pray­ing for their well­be­ing. Upon her ar­rival in heaven, we are sure she heard the Lord say, Well done, my good and faith­ful ser­vant.

A cel­e­bra­tion of life will be held on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 20 at the home of Frank and Cathy Moreno. Ar­range­ments have been made with Webb, San­ders and Smith Fu­neral Home.

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