Katherine T. Lampson

December 26, 2012

BROWNVILLE, N.Y.    Katherine T. Lampson, 91, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Country Manor Nursing Facility, Carthage, N.Y. where she has resided since March 2011. 

Born January 19, 1921, in New York City, the daughter of Adam Tinger and Katherine Waldman Tinger, she grew up in the Yorkville area of Manhattan and graduated from Manhattan High School and the Grace Institute and Business College in NYC. 

In 1940 she married Erwin Lampson and moved to Brownville where she lived for over 70 years. 

Her faith was very important to her and she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville for 71 years.

Mrs. Lampson was a past member of the Altar Rosary Society and the Busy BeeGees Senior Club in Brownville.

She was employed as Credit Manager for W.T.Grant Co. from 1958 to 1962. In 1962 she accepted a Federal position in the Finance Dept. at Ft. Drum, where she worked for 21 years until retiring in 1983. After retiring she was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Mrs. Lampson was a very independent woman who remained active in exercise classes, water aerobics, and outside activities until her late 80s. She loved working in her flower beds and vegetable garden each year. Most important to her was her family, being involved in their lives and spending time with them.

She was predeceased by her husband, Erwin, in 1976 and her grad-daughter Lisa Michelle Church in 2001. Her parents and five siblings: Brothers John, Jacob, Frank, Adam and her sister Lillian also died before her.

Katherine will be missed by her children Carol (Jeff) Whelan, and Mark (Jeanne) Lampson. Grand-children Stephen (Tara) Church, Elisha (Beth) Lampson, Rebecca (Kelly) Donley and great grandchildren Katherine and Angela Church.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter. Burial will be in the spring in Brownville Cemetery. Calling hours will be 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service. 

Donations may be made to the Brownville Fire Department.


Information provided by Johnson Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.