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Obituaries in Mt Shasta, CA | Mount Shasta Herald


Our Wonderful Father, Chester Hampton, has gone to be with the Lord on April 4, 2023. Chet was born in Milford Texas on April 2, 1930 to Claude and Cora Hampton. He grew up alongside his five brothers; Don, Vaudry, Lee, Pete, Bobby, and one sister Faye. Chet lived to be a proud ninety-three years old.

He spent his time as a young lad picking cotton, fishing and catching crawdads until his family migrated West to Merced, California. He spent his years as a young adult working hard in the dry cleaners and he was such a fantastic car salesman. Chester then fell in love with his beautiful wife, Alice, to whom he married in 1951 and they were blessed with 71 years of marriage. In 1954 Chet and Alice moved to Dunsmuir where Chet took a job with Southern Pacific. This became his lifelong career as he became Lead Signalman for The Southern Pacific Railroad. Following forty-three successful years with The Southern Pacific Railroad, Chet retired in 1992.

Chester and Alice were blessed with six children, two handsome sons and four beautiful daughters. They went on to have twelve grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren, whom they stayed in close contact with. While raising his children, he loved to spend time with them camping, fishing, hunting, gardening, and building rock walls. He was extremely family oriented and treasured his family dearly. All the while he was sure to instill his core values and high moral standards within his children. He had a strong passion for his coastal deep sea fishing trips with his kids and grandchildren. As his children will tell you, “He had a true desire to play the guitar, harmonica, and sing-along with the melodies.”

Chet is survived by his wife Alice; his daughter Janice and Sam Spagnuolo; his daughter Janet Hampton; His daughter Lori and David Bianucci; his son Kevin Hampton; and his daughter Christine & Mike Giacomelli; he is preceded in death by his son Daniel Hampton.

As their children grew up, Chet and Alice found time to travel the world and share their love.

He will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts, leaving us with memories to last a lifetime.

In lieu of flowers the family requests considering a donation be made to Willow Springs Memory Care Facility. Location is: 191 Churn Creek Rd. Redding, California 96003. Checks made payable to Trish Clark.

Posted online on April 07, 2023

Published in Mount Shasta Herald