Donald Lamphere

Obituary of Donald F. Lamphere

Mr. Donald F. Lamphere, 94, died peacefully July 8, 2022 at his home in Crossville, Tennessee.

Born in St. Johnsville, NY, on November 9, 1927, the son of Morris and Helen Lalone Lamphere.  He attended Fort Plain School and worked on the family farm.  

Donald was drafted during the Korean Conflict, where he served as a Corporal in the US Army with the 801st Engineer Avation Battalion, Stationed in England from 1952-1954. 

After Don returned home, he worked for his brother, Morris on the RW Downes Farm.  He was there for 18 years.  Don then moved his family to Canajoharie after taking a job working on the Jerome Bowerman farm.  He worked there for 19 years before retiring in 1994.  He then moved to Palatine Bridge, where he lived until moving to Crossville in 2021 with two of his daughters.

On August 16, 1958, Don was married to the late J. Irma Jewell.  They were married for 50 years and had 5 children together.  They enjoyed life together until her passing in August 2015.

Don is survived by his children, Melanie and Dara Lamphere of Crossville, TN, Dale and wife, Randie Lamphere of Ames, NY, ReaEllen Lamaphere and companion, Jimmy Allard of Hereford, AZ, Randy and wife, Colleen Lamphere of Crossville, TN; grandchildren, Andrew Lamphere and wife, Kim and great-granddaughters, Reagan and Rylie of Fort Johnson, NY, John Lamphere and wife, Sieara of Johnstown, NY, Ashley Qualls and husband, Brandon and great-grandchildren, Colt and Emmalyn of Crossville, TN, Joshua Lamphere of Crossville, TN; brother-in-law, Daniel Jewell of Canajoharie; sister-in-law, Elinor Groger of GA; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wives, Irma Lamphere and Myra Lamphere; siblings, William Lamphere, Morris Lamphere, Janet Lamphere, and Grace Sanders.

He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Seebers Lane Grange.  He enjoyed playing cards and board games and puzzles with family and friends.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 11:00-1:00pm at The Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00pm at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in West St. Johnsville Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in memory of Mr. Donald Lamphere to Salem United Methodist Church, 1254 Stone Arabia Road, Fort Plain, NY 13339.

 

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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Chapel Of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Otsego St.
Canajoharie, New York, United States
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Thursday
14
July

funeral

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Chapel Of Houghtaling And Smith Funeral Home, Inc.
20 Otsego Street
Canajoharie, New York, United States
518-673-2233
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