Michael Ivan Chamberlin (also known as Bear) was born March 23, 1982 to TC and Susan Chamberlin in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was a loving child and became a very caring, charming, and humorous adult. He said he got his gift of gab from his grandmother, whom he took care of in her last years. He passed on Sunday, October 17, 2021 in his home in Flagstaff Arizona at the age of 39. He and his mother visited family and friends in Oklahoma the preceding week.
There will be a memorial and celebration of life announced at a later date.
Michael graduated from Perkins-Tryon High School in 2000 after attending Perkins Schools for 12 years. He played baseball, soccer, wrestling, golf, track, and football. He attended Oklahoma State University and Coconino Community College. He enjoyed playing guitar, golfing, inventing, star-gazing, and competing with his brother and nephews in disc golf. He went on many trips and hiking adventures with girlfriend Ashley and mother. Michael was baptized in Sunnybrook Christian Church. He adored his nieces and nephews, and his 19-year-old dog Capone. He was proud of his Chickasaw heritage and was also Northern Arapaho.
Michael was predeceased by his grandparents Bill and Nadine Wisler, Don Luster, Jack and Helen Wolfgang, and Chuck and Jan Hubbard, aunt Wendy Wolfgang, great-aunt Mike Stephanic, and girlfriend Ashley Valentin. He leaves behind his mother Susan Chamberlin, brother Jesse Chamberlin, sister-in-law Traci Chamberlin, and their children Skyy, Hunter, Savannah, and Sierra in Arizona; grandmother Fern Luster, father TC Chamberlin and wife Kelly and their daughter Morgan; uncles and aunts Roscoe and Patti Wisler, Dan and Joan Hubbard, Donnie and Melinda Luster, John and Sandy Luster, Diane Keenom, Jody Hubbard, Tari Bickell, Kelli and Gene Franklin, Lori Luster, Carole Marie, Eudine Sheldon, and Shelley Beck, and his best friend Grant Thompson; plus many cousins and friends in Oklahoma, Arizona, California, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
Viewing is October 20, 2021 at 10:00am at Lozano's Flagstaff Mortuary.
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