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Rebecca Ann Chambers

Rebecca Ann Chambers

Rebecca Ann Chambers, 64, of Rapid City, South Dakota passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of May 27, 2024, with her family by her side.

A celebration of life will be held on June 15, 2024, beginning at 4:00 pm at Becky and Dave’s home in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Becky was born the third of four sisters on July 3,1959, to Ernest LaVern Kellett (Vern) and Neva Rowell in Omaha, Nebraska. Becky spent her early childhood years in California and Utah before the family settled in Des Moines, Iowa. She attended Johnston High School where she was an incredibly gifted basketball player, state record holder swimmer, and an unbelievable artist.

After high school, Becky attended college for a short time, and then moved to Rapid City, South Dakota to open a restaurant franchise. Becky had a strong entrepreneurial spirit and was never deterred by hard work. She started and successfully ran two companies before ending her career in student financial aid.
It was in Rapid City in May of 1983, that unbeknownst to Becky, she met the love of her life, David Chambers. Dave and Becky were married October 26, 1985, in Rapid City. They welcomed their first child in 1989, Katelyn, and then completed their family with Kelsie in 1991. Becky was an avid cheerleader for her children, never missing any activity her girls decided to partake in. She was a fierce advocate and protector of her children but believed that it was their own actions that resulted in their accomplishments. Becky unfailingly put her daughters and Dave before herself and went out of her way to make sure that they had everything they could ever want or need.

Becky’s world was irrevocably altered by the birth of her grandchildren. She shared such a special bond with her first granddaughter, Harper Sage. She was lovingly anointed as “Gigi” and was so proud of her grandbabies. The birth of her first grandson, Sterling Joseph, who she dubbed her “miracle baby” changed the course of her world. She was in awe of her grandson, Vance Daine’s, compassion and loved his spirit. Becky always said how she was so thankful and blessed to have been given the time to meet her final grandchild, Everly Ames. She loved her children and her grandchildren beyond measure.
Becky enjoyed traveling (within the continental United States—absolutely no flying over water), and spending time with the other loves of her life—her three family dogs (Lagger, Duff, and Yadi). Becky loved redecorating and renovating her home. She was overjoyed when she was able to completely remodel her kitchen in February of 2023. Becky’s favorite place in the world was her backyard, where she and Dave spent many years creating a verdant oasis.
Becky was preceded in death by her father, Vern Kellett, two sisters, Joyce Kellett & Deborah McCarville, and her favorite aunt and uncle, Edith and Harry Riepl.
Becky is survived by her husband, David Chambers, her mother, Neva (Richard) Kellett, her sister, Brenda (Chuck) Benge, her daughters Katie Cook and Kelsie (Morgan) Kronberg, her four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly.

Friends and family may sign the online guest register and leave written condolences at WestRiverFuneral.com.

West River Funeral Directors have been entrusted with arrangements.

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