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Nancy Butler Chambers

October 14, 2012
The Leader Herald

Chambers, Nancy Butler, age 88, died on Sept. 8, 2012, of lung cancer after a short stay at Vitas, a Hospice facility in Winter Park, Fla. She was born in Johnstown, New York, on January 23, 1924, to Blaine R. and Margaret Butler. She was predeceased by her daughter, Rosanne Williamson; and her two brothers, Charles B. Butler and Blaine R. Butler Jr. She is survived by her three children, John B. Williamson, Burgess B. Chambers, and Bradford B. Chambers; her four grandchildren, Annabelle Chambers, Emerson Chambers, Alexander Chambers, and Clarissa Chambers; as well as her daughters-in-law, Elizabeth S. Johnson and Monika M. Chambers. She graduated from Johnstown High School; when she was a senior in high school she was the female lead in the senior class play. Nancy also attended Bradford Junior College. She is a former member of the Junior Service League, Council of 101, Orange County Medical Auxiliary, University Club of Winter Park, Planned Parenthood of Orlando, and the University Unitarian Universalist Society of Orlando. Nancy was an avid reader, particularly of biography, loved classical music, was widely traveled, and greatly enjoyed organizing parties well into her 80s. She was known for her quick wit, sense of humor, love of decorating as well as her strong opinions and interesting conversations on a variety of subjects informed by her reading of The New York Times and The New Yorker. She was also known for her sharp memory, family stories, and her strong love for her three sons and two brothers. Nancy much enjoyed the dinner parties that she hosted from time to time in connection with the Annual Bach Festival in Winter Park. She will be buried in Ferndale Cemetery in Johnstown, New York in the spring of 2013. She will be missed by many.

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Mrs. Chambers



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