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Timothy Jay Chambers

April 12, 1958 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 62)

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Timothy J. Chambers died at the age of 62 years old at his home in Enumclaw, WA on April 22, 2020.  Timothy was born April 12, 1958 to Walter Chambers & Ruth Stepetin in Seattle, WA. Timothy is survived by his father Walter Chambers, his two daughters Katherine Mae Chambers and Kimberly Marie Dodd, his brother JR Chambers, and his two sisters Lori Burt and Jill Moss. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Lily Chambers, Caiden, Payton, and Archer Dodd.  He is preceded in death by his mother Ruth Stepetin and his niece Olivia Moss.

Tim was raised to work hard and as soon as he was old enough he became a journeyman carpenter and he continued to hone his craft as a carpenter for many years, and in his later years he got his CDL license and became a long-haul truck driver; and there Tim would say he enjoyed the solitude of the open road.

Tim was also a very gifted athlete.  At Tahoma High School he went to state in wrestling as a sophomore, and he was also a great linebacker for the THS football team. Tim also spent his entire youth riding horses. As a member of the Washington State Horseman Association, Tim along with his partner broke the interstate record in rescue race, which held for years. Many would say there wasn’t a spirited fast-moving horse that Tim couldn’t effortlessly ride or hop on the back of. The years that Tim spent at the horse shows with his family created many friendships and memories that lasted a lifetime.

Tim was very proud of his Aleut heritage and he loved Alaska.  One of Tim’s favorite memories was going to Alaska and fishing the Kuskokwim River. Tim and his mom Ruth shared the joy of dining on the Aleut’s favorite cuisine of salmon, crab, halibut, smoked fish and pretty much anything that came out of the sea. Tim also enjoyed collecting Native-American art and learning about the history of his ancestors. 

Tim’s love of the great outdoors was evident to anyone who knew him and loved him.  He always enjoyed the freedom of being outside and being able to hunt on horseback with his dad and his brother JR. He especially loved fishing with his two daughters, Kim & Katie. If you heard horseshoes clinking nearby you knew for sure Tim was playing a game of horseshoes with his brother-in-law Ron Burt while the family enjoyed a cookout.

Tim’s laugh was infectious, his humor was dry, he loved good country music and he was an old cowboy at heart. No matter where Tim was at in his life he always stood up for the underdog, he would never tolerate a bully; he was always a gentleman who opened doors for ladies and he was proud to be old-fashioned in that way. Tim will be missed by many.

The family will be holding a private memorial service for Tim in May. Once social distancing is completely lifted the family will announce a “celebration of life” for Tim’s friends and loved ones. Tim’s daughters would especially like to hear a memory or story you have of Tim. Also, if you’d like to send a card to Tim’s father Walt or to his daughters please email me at homesbyjill@att.net.

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