Reta Chambers

June 24, 1943 - August 24, 2019

Reta Chambers of Garland, Texas passed away on August 24, 2019 at the age of 76. She was born on June 24, 1943 to Kenneth and Mary (Martin) Chambers in New Boston, Texas.  Reta graduated from McKinney High School in 1961 and attended Texas Tech University.  She retired after 36 years from Texas Instruments where she made many close friends.  After retirement, Reta enjoyed lunching with friends, reading, and visiting with family.  She grew up in the First United Methodist Church of McKinney and continued in that faith.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Jane White and husband, Jim of Richardson; nephews, David Wilson of Richardson and Robert White of Denver, Colorado; niece, Melinda Wooten and husband, Nathan of Mellissa; great niece, Ella Kate Wilson of Tyler; great nephew, Benjamin White and great niece, Margaret White of Portland, Oregon; great nephews, Kevin Muar of Arlington and Kyle Muar of Melissa; great niece, McKayla Muar and Alex Vitori of Farmers Branch; great great nephew, Paxton Vitori of Farmers Branch; and a host of loving cousins and friends.  Reta was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Chambers. 

Reta loved animals and always had a four-legged friend as a roommate (Buster, JoJo, and Charlie deceased) and currently Jason.  In lieu of flowers, donations to any animal services would be appreciated.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.  There will be a reception at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 at Delta Hotel, 777 Watters Creek Boulevard in Allen, 469-675-0800, (charge for parking).

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Dear Mary Jane, Jim, David and family I am so sorry we were unable to be at Reta's memorial service. I had a good visit with her in May when we gathered for Chris's graduation party and of course was shocked and saddened when Reta passed away. You all are very special to me and Susie and I miss you all very much. With prayers and love, Marylyn and Susie Marylyn Smetzer, September 18, 2019 Reta was a friend through high school then rode with me when we came home on holidays from Texas Tech. She liked many of my FB posts recently. For the family, prayers during a difficult time.
Bryan White, September 3, 2019 Reta was such a nice person. She always carried a smile and was just a nice person to be around. She will truly be missed. I had worked with Reta a few years in our purchasing group, and she was a tremendous help when I came into the Accounts Payable side of the business. My prayers are with her family, and may God keep them strong in this sorrowful time. Nolan Jones, August 29, 2019 I am so sorry to learn that Rita has passed away. All during our school days together, I thought she was such a kind and bright person. I regret that I live so far away that we have not gotten to spend time together over the years, but I always enjoyed her on facebook. Diana McMilan (Cain), August 29, 2019 To Reta's family, I send sympathy, love and blessings. Reta and I went all through school together and were members of TAC Horizon Club. She was so smart, sweet, clever and had a great sense of humour. I will miss her! Mary V. Holcomb Dickerson, August 29, 2019