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ABCUSA: FORMER MISSIONARY DOROTHY CHAMBERS DIES AT 100
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 12:31:17 -0500 (EST)
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Richard W. Schramm, Director
DOROTHY CHAMBERS, FORMER MISSIONARY
IN INDIA AND PHILIPPINES, DIES
Dr. Dorothy Kinney Chambers, former American
Baptist International Ministries missionary in North East
India and the Philippines, died Dec. 3 in Ft. Collins, Colo.
She was 100.
Chambers was appointed in 1927 by the Women's
American Baptist Foreign Mission Society for service as a
medical missionary at the hospital for women and children
in Gauhati, Assam, India. After her marriage in 1936 to
American Baptist missionary the Rev. R. Fred Chambers,
who was serving at the Jorhat Christian Schools, she
became physician-surgeon at the Jorhat Mission Hospital.
The Chambers were reassigned to the Philippines
in 1939, where Dorothy served as associate physician at
the Iloilo Mission Hospital and as director of the Central
Philippine College Dispensary. During World War II the
Chambers and their two children were interned in an
elementary school in Iloilo. Later they were sent to the
Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, where Dorothy
served as director of the Children's Hospital.
The Chambers returned to the States in 1945 and
resigned from missionary service the following year.
After returning to the States, Dorothy Chambers
served on the Board of the Women's American Baptist
Foreign Mission Society, as a vice-president of the
American Baptist Convention, and as program chair for the
National Council of American Baptist Women. She also
was active in her local church's women's society and as a
church school teacher.
Fred Chambers died in 1985. Condolences may
be sent to their children: Robert Chambers, 1408
Chickasaw, Richardson, TX 75080 and Carol Park, 13925
Longacre, Detroit, MI 48227.
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