SOUTH PARIS — Theda P. Chamberlain, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Maine Veterans’ Home. She moved to Rumford in 1954, and has since resided on the South Rumford Road.

She was the daughter of Wilfred and Edith (Ames) Pearson, born in Guilford, April 15, 1922, where she grew up and graduated from Guilford High School, Class of 1940. She considered her career to be a homemaker, wife and mother.

Theda was a member of the Rumford United Methodist Church and had been a Sunday school teacher and a Cub Scout leader for many years. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and loved her family.

She was married in Guilford, Dec. 24, 1940, to Reginald P. Chamberlain of Howland. He died in West Paris, Jan. 22, 2002.

Survivors include a daughter, Candace Boyne and husband, John, of Freeport; sons, Jeffrey Chamberlain of Holeb and Craig Chamberlain and his companion, Rebecca Perez, of South Rumford; grandchildren, Christopher of Rumford, Montana, Jason of South Rumford, Andrea Chamberlain of San Antonio, Texas, Jennifer Boyne McDonnough and her husband, Michael, of Quincy, Mass., and Sarah Boyne Marxhausen and her husband, Jeffrey, of Scarborough; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the B Unit Staff at the Maine Veterans’ Home with special thanks to Jenny and Dana and to Beacon Hospice for their care of Theda.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at

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