Rena Chambers (Honey)
July 21, 1926 – September 4, 2021
Rena Merle Merkin Chambers (Honey) was born July 21, 1926 in San Antonio, Texas, to Arbuth and Lyttie Merkin. She went home to be with our Lord on September 4, 2021, at the age of 95.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 72 years, Robert Chambers. She is survived by her daughter, Terry Herrmann; son Chris and wife Cheryl; grandchildren Tiffany
Jureczki and husband Jeff, Carie Bodnar and husband Chris, Shelley Nicolai and husband Robert and Micah Chambers and wife Sunim; and great-grandchildren Atherton, Ty, Lyttie, Makenna, Shane, Asher, Ace, Jake, Nathan, Rally and Emmett.
Although it was her husband, Bob, who was a teacher/coach/principal/school administrator for 42 years, it was Rena who attended all the school functions, usually with two kids in tow and supported her husband in all he did. They were a formidable team. It was also Rena who cooked on the many Colorado
vacations while tent camping. She was a real trooper.
But in her own interests, she was a co-founder of the Co-Wi organization for wives of coaches in San Antonio and the co-founder and worker of the Trinity Episcopal Church thrift shop called The Shopette.
Honey’s passion was her husband and her family whom she loved, adored and enjoyed spending time with. She was the life of the gatherings by adding her humor, infectious laughter and good cooking. Her love, sense of humor and stories will be missed.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Thomas Jefferson Historical Preservation Society, PO Box 5567, San Antonio, TX 78201-0557.
Funeral arrangements are at Porter Loring on McCullough on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9:30 a.m. with visitation immediately prior to the service at 9 a.m.