Joseph Franklin Chamberlain

April 2, 1921 ~ November 27, 2012

Joseph Franklin Chamberlain, 91, passed away November 27, 2012. He was born April 2, 1921 and was raised in Washougal, Washington. He was the second of five children and was preceded in death by his sister Verdie.

He was a veteran of WWII and a dedicated member to the VFW Post 4278 of Camas-Washougal. He was a superintendent at the Clark County Fair for the dairy barn, master showmen of Jersey cattle and gardener. He retired after 25 years at Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill.

He will be greatly missed by his devoted wife Joy of nearly 60 years and 5 children; Joanna Martens (Wayne), Debbie Vestal (JR Mitchell), Richard, Sandy Lasher (Don), and Donna Spraycar (Rick). They have 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, who all adored their "Papa". He is also survived by his brothers, Veryl and Richard (Kate) and sister, Edith Erickson (Don).

Please join the family in celebrating his life on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. The service will be held at Bethel Community Church at 1438 B Street in Washougal. Donations can be made to the VFW Camas-Washougal Post 4278 in lieu of flowers.

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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 30, 2012