Lazetta Lamphear

Feb. 29, 1916 – July 27, 2006

Lazetta Lamphear, 90, of Albany died July 27, 2006 at Regency Albany with family present.

She was the third child born to parents Asa and Anna Metcalf in Round Lake, Wis. on Leap Year, 1916.

Her family moved to Stone Lake, Wis., where she attended school. During World War II, she worked in St Paul, Minn. in the factories. Returning to Stone Lake, she worked in a grocery store until her future husband, Clifford Lamphear, returned from the European front in 1946.

They were married on June 15, 1946 and moved to a farm in Stanberry, Wis. In 1949, they purchased a dairy farm in the Stone Lake area. Mrs. Lamphear worked alongside her husband on the farm and cared for

their four children. In 1961, the family sold the farm and moved to Sweet Home. She enjoyed traveling all over the West Coast with her husband on his job for Bonneville Power.

She lived outside Sweet Home on a small farm until the passing of her husband in 1992, when she moved to Albany to be closer to her daughters.

Mrs. Lamphear enjoyed family, sewing, gardening, needlework, canning and traveling. She also enjoyed camping until recently when her health would not permit it.

She is survived by her daughters, Shirley Wodtli and spouse Gerald of Pasco, Wash., Debby Kliever and spouse Kerry of Dallas, and Nancy Hansen of Albany; siblings, Marcella Shoquist of Spooner, Wis., Bessie Jarvis of Stone Lake, Wis., Floyd Metcalf of Hayward, Wis. and Sarah Metcalf also of Hayward, Wis.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Lamphear was preceded in death by her spouse, Clifford, in 1992; daughter, Helen Faber in 2001; both parents; sisters, Helen Metcalf and Hazel Slayton; and brother, Marshall Metcalf. Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Liberty Cemetery.

Workman & Steckly Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.