Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Laura Cecile Johnson Chambers, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2019 at 6:14pm in Simi Valley, CA with family and friends by her side. Laura was born May 15, 1952 in Burbank, California to Cecil and Jean Johnson, the fourth of five children. Laura married Gerald Dutton in June of 1971. Together they had three children, 2 boys (David in 1972 and Nathan in 1979) and a girl (Elizabeth in 1975). Though Laura and Gerald parted ways in 1983, she met and married her final love, Clyde Richmond Chambers, in March of 2004.
Family meant everything to Laura - especially in her later years when David Jr., her first grandchild (from her oldest David Dutton) was born in 2005. She babysat David Jr. every weekend for the first 2 years of his life. She truly adored David Jr., as well as her inherited grandson, Brandon Chacon. She was also immensely fond of Lola, her granddaughter, Lola, and her grandson, Augustus, who are from Richard’s son Jason. She didn’t get to visit Lola and Augustus a lot, but, in the time she did, she made many memories for herself and them.
Laura enjoyed many hobbies in her short time here on earth. Those hobbies included being an avid craft designer, as well as having the largest collection of Build-A-Bears known to mankind. Her collection spanned over 400 bears, and, if her kids hadn’t had a say in any of this, her collection would've grown to over 1000, easily. Laura was very crafty. She would love to collect her stamps and have stamping parties at her home with a group of her friends. She found great pleasure in creating wedding, newborn, and general announcements for her friends and members of the church.
She always made time to help others when they were in need; just as others did for her in her life. She’d always offer her assistance in providing meals and rides when the time arose. From feeding missionaries to assisting in any relief society duties, Laura was truly an angel on earth. She always thought of others before thinking of herself and that is one of the many traits that made her the amazing woman that she was.
Laura is survived by her husband, Clyde Richmond (Richard) Chambers, of Simi Valley; two sons, David Dutton of Gilbert, Arizona, and Nathan Dutton of Encino, California; one daughter, Elizabeth Dutton of Riverton, Utah; two grandsons, David Dutton Jr. and Brandon Chacon, and daughter-in-law Teresa Dutton, all from Gilbert, Arizona. Also; two older sisters, Mary Lou & David Anderson of Woodland Hills, California, and Constance "Connie" Marrone of Santa Clarita, California; one younger brother, Phillip & Kathleen Johnson of Grants Pass, Oregon; three step-children, including Jared Chambers of Arizona; Jason Chambers of Hawaii and Rosana Chambers of Texas; and numerous grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Laura was preceded in death by her Father Cecil Marion Johnson; Sister in Law Collette Johnson; Brother Howard Johnson; Mother Wilma Jean Johnson; Step Mother Irene Johnson.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday February 2nd at 11 am at the Sinaloa LDS chapel - 480 Sinaloa Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065. The viewing will be held at the Sinaloa LDS chapel from 6 - 9 pm on Friday February 1st, and a family viewing will be held 1 hour before the service on Saturday.
In lieu of sending flowers, and due to the gravesite area not having the space to accommodate flowers, the family requests that you send a check made payable to Nathan Dutton at the following address to assist with the funeral expenses:
5455 White Oak Ave #201
Encino, CA 91316