CONRAD EUGENE CHAMBERS
February 11, 1938 ~ April 13, 2017
Vancouver Police Dept.
Captain/Commander in Chief, Retired
Conrad Eugene Chambers, 79, of Vancouver, WA, passed away peacefully at home, Thurs., April 13, 2017. He was born Feb. 11, 1938, the youngest of 7 children to H.G. and Beulah A. (Palmer) Chambers in Springfield, MO. Known by friends and family as Gene, he graduated from Evergreen High School in 1956.
He enlisted in the Army, leaving 2 days after graduation. Gene served as an MP in Japan for 3 years.
Upon returning to Vancouver in 1959, he married Cecelia Trammell and worked for Western Wax, in Portland, OR.
In 1966, Gene joined the Vancouver Police Department. He served the Vancouver community for 25 years, retiring in 1991 as Captain/Commander in chief. During his tenure with the VPD, he received many certificates and awards and had the privilege of teaching Criminology at Clark College. Gene was also employed as a detective for Landerholm Law Firm.
Always a sports fan, he played football in high school and in the army, later taking up racquet ball.
Gene is survived by his wife of 58 years, Cecelia; sister, Maxine Krueger; daughter, Dawn (Robin) Koenig; grandchildren, Miranda (Justin) Alger and Brandon (Sara) Fry; 4 great-grandchildren, Lillie and Logan Alger, Ruby and Jesco Fry.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 siblings; in-laws; son, Steven; and son-in-law, DeWayne Fry.
A service in his honor will be held at 12:30 p.m., Thurs., April 20, 2017 at Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gene's memory may be made to Majesty Baptist Church, 4613 NE St. Johns Road, Vancouver, WA 98661.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
Published in The Columbian on Apr. 18, 2017