Juneau resident Melinda "Minda" Chamberlin died March 8, 2008, in Juneau. She was 41.
Born Sept. 14, 1966, in Olympia, Wash., she lived in Port Alice until she moved to Juneau in 1984. She also lived in Ketchikan and the surrounding areas, where she met and married her husband.
They later moved to Juneau, where they raised their two children.
She worked for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. She was very active in her community, her family said. She loved to play sports and run in triathlons. According to her family, her greatest achievement was the two amazing children she loved so much.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her, they said.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Scott Brown.
She is survived by her husband, Kurt Chamberlin; son, Jacob Chamberlin, 18; daughter, Ariel Chamberlin, 14; father, Loren Brown; mother, Nancy Brown; stepmother, Pam Brown; sisters, Amy Lee and Jennifer Miller; brother, Charles Brown; 18 nieces and nephews; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
A celebration of her life will be at noon on Saturday, March 15, at the Chamberlin home. All who knew and loved her are welcome.
For those wishing to make a memorial contribution in her name, the family suggests donations be sent to an education fund established for her children at any Wells Fargo bank.