Glen Eugene Chamberlin, age 80, of Miles City and formerly of Oroville, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Holy Rosary Extended Care in Miles City.
Glen was born on Jan. 1, 1932 in Oroville, the son of Clarence Eugene and Irene Mildred (Buckmiller) Chamberlin. He was raised in Oroville and graduated from Oroville High School in 1950. He went into the orchard business in 1953 and spent 30 years planting and raising apples. He spent 20 years on the Oroville Fire Department. He went to work for the United States Army at Herlong, Calif. and retired from there, spending the remainder of his life in Eastern Montana with his ex-wife and longtime friend Beverly Towler.
Glen was a member of the Boy Scouts, Key Club, Junior Chamber, Oroville Fire Department, the Okanogan County Sheriff & Posse, NRA Member, Rod & Gun Club and a member of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA).
Glen is survived by a step daughter, Joanie (Shawn) Niedge of Miles City, Mont.; and his three step grandchildren: Dalton, Dillon and Sierra Niedge; a brother, Floyd (Pauola) Chamberlin of Kent, Wash.; his nephew Christopher (Pearl) Chamberlin and their two girls Katrina and Mariane; a niece Simone Chamberlin and her son Blake Reichert; cousins: David (Beverly) Buckmiller, Carol Williams, Barbara Porteous, Ruth Cross, Mary Alice Robinson, Eunice Godwin, Peggy Jo Wall, Tom Buckmiller, Melanie (Lance) Waite, Ilene Cody, Betty Jones, Linda Jones, Ernie Jones and Loren Adams.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; his uncles: Ezra and Harold Buckmiller; and his aunts: Ester (Buckmiller) Hart, Alma Buckmiller and Rosie (Buckmiller) Balmes.
Services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Bergh Funeral Home in Oroville with interment at the Oroville Riverview Cemetery. Following the service there will be a potluck luncheon at the Oroville United Methodist Church.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Bergh Funeral Service of Oroville/Tonasket in care of arrangements.