In memoriam: Glenn Chambon


Glenn Chambon
Life-long Westsider and businessman Glenn Joseph Chambon, 83, died at home Aug. 22 after a long illness. Services were Aug. 25, with burial at Fairview Cemetery.
       Mr. Chambon was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Colorado Springs, to Lewis and Elizabeth Chambon. One of three brothers, he grew up on the Westside and attended Buena Vista Elementary, West Junior High and Colorado Springs High School.
       Mr. Chambon worked for his brother Clarion at Chambon Sales Company (later named Surplus City) for 32 years. From 1980 to 1990 he had his own business, Glenn's Army Surplus, on Mill Street south of downtown. From 1990 to 2008, he owned and operated Chambon Wholesale out of his Westside house.
       According to his obituary, Mr. Chambon "was a successful businessman and was a mentor to many just starting out in the surplus business."
       He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Katherine Chambon; his daughters, Glynn and Nancy; his son Dennis; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Clarion and Bill; and his son Barton.
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