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Lucille Chambers

December 28, 1923 — February 28, 2022

Lucille Chambers, 98, of Lampasas, passed peacefully on February 28, 2022.

Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at 2 pm.

She was born Edna Lucille Cole on December 28, 1923, in Evant, TX, the fourth of five children, to James "Allie" Allen and Cora Azilee Dodson Cole.  Lucille's father "Allie" was a sharecropper, and her mother Cora taught music lessons, played the organ, accordion, and French harp.  The family lived on a farm in Arnett, between Evant and Gatesville.  Lucille recalled she rode on horseback with her brother Billie to a school in nearby Permela.  The family moved to Izoro when Lucille was in third grade.  They then moved to Adamsville, where she attended fourth and fifth grade.  From there they moved to the Bean Ranch property, and Allie's work was going so well that he bought a new car for the family.

Lucille's mother was diagnosed with tuberculosis and she received treatment at a sanatorium in Carlsbad, northwest of San Angelo.  She was later released and died at home in 1936 when their little family was living on the Bean Ranch.  After her mother's death, the family moved frequently, working hard to survive.  Lucille's father quit sharecropping in 1939 and moved the family into town where he found work.

Lucille was not afraid of hard work either, and had many jobs in her early life in Lampasas; babysitting, waitressing at a local cafe, and working at the produce house.  During WWII, she worked at the American Desk Factory in Temple.  She married Thomas Edward "Speedy" Linville on October 7, 1944.  Speedy was in the Army and originally from West Virginia.  Lucille recalled that he was in charge of the German POWs at Fort Hood, and the prisoners were kept busy making Adirondack-style chairs.  Lucille and Speedy were married 16 years and had five children before they divorced.  Lucille then married L.D. Chambers on June 19, 1962, and he passed away on December 6, 1975.

She worked for many years at the front desk of the Saratoga Motel, also as a private caregiver for local elderly residents.  Staying busy even in retirement, she was the after-school sitter for some of her grandkids.  Her greatest joy was her children.

Lucille is survived by her children, Patsy Ann Henderson, Glenn Edward Linville, and partner Elke White, Jerry Wayne Linville and wife Deborah, and Pamela Kay Carpenter and husband Michael; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, L.D. Chambers; sisters, Oma Alene Moore and Oneta Yvonne King; brothers, James Clyde Cole and Harold Edmond "Billie" Cole; son, David Allen Linville, and grandson, Kenneth Wayne Davis.

The family thanks Lampasas Assisted Living and Kindred Hospice for the care and support given to their mother. 

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