Chambers, Melton

Melton Chambers
Services: Have been held.
Mr. Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home.
He was born on May 20, 1931, in Malpie, to Annie Belle and Monroe Chambers.
He grew up in the Raton area, where he attended school. He worked for a number of years in the oil business before entering the Army, where he served during the Korean Conflict. He spent much of his life working with his hands and caring for his family. Family members said he was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Monroe Chambers.
Survivors include his wife, Marion Ruth Chambers; two sons, David Chambers (and wife, Becky) of Texico and Rick Short (Linda) of Portales; two daughters, D’Lisa Barkley (Bo) of Trenton, Ohio, and Darla Short of Holiday, Fla.; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Kassandra and Dennis Short of Portales and Kelly and Sherita Barkley of Trenton, Ohio; his mother; and a sister, Peggy Harmon (Bobby) of Sun City, Ariz.
Urbano Ordonez and Scott Reeves will officiate the services.
Honorary pallbearers are all family members and friends, members of the New Testament Baptist Church and all his local Veteran friends.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.