In Memoriam ~ AGC Hard Hat Recipient Glen Chambers
In 1990, Glen D. Chambers, Chairman of the Board of Yukon Equipment, Inc., joined the likes of Al Swalling, Senator Ted Stevens, and Jack Miller to become an AGC Hard Hat recipient for his dedication and commitment to the Construction Industry in Alaska. As we take a moment to read about his passing through the recent obituary in the Anchorage Daily News, one can easily see that Glen had dedication and commitment to everything he did in life, whether it was his family and friends, his Rotary club, or the many organizations he gave his time to. - Kimberley Gray, AGC of Alaska
(Anchorage Daily News) Born premature, warmed in his mother's oven and not expected to survive, Glen Delyn Chambers began his life in Minatare, NE on September 13, 1919. He died at age 92, on July 26, 2012, at Providence Horizon House.
Glen graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, with a degree in mechanical engineering. After the war, he came to Alaska to work for Lomen (now Yukon) Equipment in 1946 in the parts department. He retired in 1990 as chairman.
He was a member and often on the board of many organizations, including the American Legion, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Anchorage Museum, Commonwealth North, Cook Inlet Historical Society, Downtown Rotary Club, Elks, Petroleum Club, Resource Development Council, Salvation Army, SCORE, and World Affairs Council. He was Chair of the Anchorage Port Commission. He was also a "Hard Hat" recipient of the Associated General Contractors of Alaska. As a member of the Alaska Miners Association, he toured Canadian diamond mines and the Russian Far East gold fields.
His Celebration of Life will be Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Anchorage Petroleum Club, 3301 C St., Suite. 120, from 3-6 p.m.