Longtime Soldotna resident Karol N. Lampman died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at Heritage Place in Soldotna with her family by her side. She was 80.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Lampman was born April 20, 1928, to John Rubin and Elsie (Hibner) Beresford in Buhl, Idaho. She moved from Idaho in 1974 to Alaska, where she met her husband, Joe. They moved to Soldotna in 1976 and lived on Echo Lake.
"In her younger years, Karol was an avid game hunter, skier, loved to go whitewater rafting, and enjoyed numerous other outdoor activities. She had a strong love and fondness for dogs, she owned and cared for several of them," her family said.
Mrs. Lampman was a member of the former Kenai Emblem Club of the Elks Club, helping out with their charitable activities and events. She went through all the chairs of the club, including vice president and president.
"Karol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved life and her family. She donated a great deal of her life to helping people. She will be missed by all who knew her," her family said.
Mrs. Lampman was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Kay Beresford Pavia and Ruth Beresford Forrey; brother, Alanzo Merody Highley; niece, Sharon Forrey Stevenson; and cousin, Virginia Scarsborough Madson.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years of Soldotna; sons, Terry Lee Domico and Dorian Oliver, both of Friday Harbor, Wash., and Steve Stuart of Wasilla; step-daughter Cam A. Lampman of Anchorage; sister, Iris Beresford Johnson of Seward; sisters-in-law, Helen R. Mecum of Sea-Tac, Wash., and Grace Nelson of Ephrata, Wash.; daughter-in-law, Patricia Stuart of Wasilla; brother-in-law, Jack Johnson of Seward; nephew, Arden Forrey of Seattle; cousin, Barbara Scarborough of Seattle; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
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