Linda Churchill
Linda Churchill

Linda (Churchill) Lamphere

Rest In Peace...
1946 - 2006

Wednesday, March 8, 2006, Lewiston Morning Tribune

Linda L. Lamphere, 59, Clarkston

Linda Lee Lamphere, 59, died Saturday, March 3, 2006, at her Clarkston home.

Linda was born Oct. 14, 1946, to Stuart E. Churchill and Audrey M. Schneider in New York, N.Y. The family moved to Ellensburg in 1958, then moved to Lewiston in 1959, where Linda graduated from Lewiston High School in 1964 and then attended Lewis-Clark Normal School. She resided in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley the rest of her life.

Linda married Michael W. Meehan in 1965; he died in 1974.

She married Joseph S. Patterson on July 18, 1975, in Lewiston. They later divorced.

She married Tommy Lamphere on Aug. 19, 1995, in Reno, Nev.

She worked in Lewiston for First Security Bank, Potlatch Corp., and at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center as a unit secretary. In addition, she was a co-owner/operator of a trucking business with her husband Tommy.

Linda was a former queen and member of the Lewis Clark Saddle Club. She was an avid equestrian, was active in breeding and raising horses and was very involved in horse activities with her children. She enjoyed spending time with her family, reading and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Tommy Lamphere at the family home in Clarkston; son Jeffrey Meehan of Blue Springs, Mo.; daughters Melissa Kimball of Vancouver, Wash., Lori Gamache of Prosser, Wash., Wendy Patterson of Clarkston, and Kimberly Patterson of New York City; son Kenneth Patterson of Shelton, Wash.; sister Lora Cofer of Pullman; and seven grandchildren.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Stuart E. and Audrey M. Churchill, and her first husband Michael W. Meehan.

Chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Merchant Funeral Home in Clarkston, with Chaplain Mary Jo Hays officiating.

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30 Year Reunion 1994

Current residence on file: Clarkston WA

20 Year Reunion 1984

Spouse's Name: Joseph
Current residence: Clarkston
Occupation: Housewife
Spouse's Occupation: Irrigation contractor
Family: Jeff Meehan 18; Melissa Meehan 13; Lori Meehan 11; Wendy Patterson 6; Kimberly Patterson 3, Kenny Patterson 5 months.

10 Year Reunion 1974

Spouse's Name: Mike Meehan
Current residence: Lewiston ID
Occupation: Housewife
Spouse's Occupation: Laborer (PFI)
Family: Jeffery 8; Melissa 3; Lori 1.
I worked at First Security Band for six years following two years of college. I quite work to be home with the children 3 years ago.

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