Helen Claire Chambers, 56, of Canyon, TX died on October 21, 2019.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.
Helen Claire Chambers was born on the first day of the new year, January 1, 1963, to Susie and John Chambers. Her older sister, Lisa, affectionately called her baby sister, Claire Bear, a name that would stay with her throughout her life.
Claire attended St. Andrew’s Day School, Coronado Elementary and Stephen F. Austin.
She was part of Amarillo’s first alternative school, Carver Learning Center and went on to study at Incarnate Word College and Texas Tech.
Claire was a gifted artist and her family members treasure her drawings.
Claire was a collector…a collector of ideas, knowledge and beautiful objects.
As a teenager working in a Japanese restaurant, she fell in love with all things Japanese…chopstick to woodblock prints.; every year she reread SHOGUN.
Her passion for fashion inspired her to collect vintage clothing and she had an amazing collection of costume jewelry.
Claire loved music; knew detailed life stories, playlists and lyrics from all her favorite performers…. symphony, bluegrass, rock & roll, gospel and more; she collected old vinyl recordings.
For Claire, access to the Internet opened an even wider world in which to explore her varied and deep interests. She was among the first generation of iPad users and updated at every opportunity.
Claire had a big place in her heart for those less fortunate. She loved America and always personally thanked anyone in uniform for serving their country.
Claire is preceded in death by her father, John Chambers and her sister Lisa Salerno.
She is survived by her mother, Susie Chambers; her two nieces, Tiffany Stafford and Katie Salerno; and her grandnephew, Bentley McCoy.