Jeanne Y. Chambers

Jeanne Yevonne “Bunny” Chambers, 78, of Herriman, Utah, peacefully passed away on January 7, 2024, at home with her loving husband of 19 years, Jim Hamre at her side.

Jeanne was born on April 13, 1945, in Clinton, Missouri and her journey through life touched the hearts of all who knew her. She was a quiet, gentle, and kind-hearted woman with a generous and giving spirit. She had lovely red hair and striking blue eyes, and her petite stature added to her charm.

Jeanne graduated from William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri, class of 1963. She went on to pursue higher education at the University of Wyoming at Laramie. After Larry’s untimely passing in 2002, Jeanne met and married Jim Hamre. Their home on South 10th Street has been featured in several newspaper articles as one of the first homes built in the 1870’s in Laramie and fondly known as the “Hansel and Gretel House”. Together, they continued Chambers Property Management with Jeanne handling the books while Jim and crew maintained the properties. Jeanne’s health had declined in recent years due to strokes and complications due to congestive heart failure. Jim, being a caring and devoted husband, had been her primary caregiver for the past six years.

Jeanne was a member of the St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Laramie. She found solace and peace in her faith. She had a variety of hobbies that brought her joy. She loved to shop and had several collections which she cherished. Jeanne enjoyed dining out and taking long drives across the country with Jim in her Lincoln Continental, proudly displaying a Wyoming license plate that read 5-Buny. She found relaxation in reading books, listening to classical music, and attending symphony performances.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Larry Chambers; her mother, Eugenia Vinita Kenney in 2011, and her father, Francis Kenney in 1991.

Jeanne is survived by her dedicated, loving husband of 19 years, Jim Hamre, of Herriman, UT; stepchildren Cory (Candi) Hamre of Lehi, UT, and Casey (Kelly Brown) Hamre of San Antonio, TX; four step grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, and certainly her much loved, feisty furry companion of 18 years, Lola the chihuahua.

Jeanne “Bunny” Chambers will be remembered for her gentle and kind nature, her generosity, and her big heart. She touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Cremation was chosen and there will be a Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 13, at St. Matthews Episcopal Church with The Very Reverend Rick Veit officiating. Interment of ashes will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, with a reception to follow in St. Matthews’ fellowship hall. Contributions in her memory can be made to the University of Wyoming Foundation, 222 South 22nd Street, Laramie, WY 82070.

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Condolences (4)

  • Joan Vass

    Deep Sympathy

  • Jo Humphreys

    I am so sorry to hear of Jeanie ‘s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her, she was a delight . My condolences to you, Jim. Jo

  • Deb Formento

    I am soo very sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. She was a kind and compassionate woman who always helped out others. She will be missed.

  • Deb Formento

    Dear Jim & Family; I am SO sorry to hear of Jeanie's passing. I will always remember her compassion for others in need and fairness. She taught by example. My thoughts are with you all. Deb


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