As of Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Lorraine Janette (Allen) Camp, 82, passed away Dec. 7, 2015 at her son’s home in Prosser, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 30, 1933 in Menominee, Wis., to Viola (Mann) Allen and George Allen.
Lorraine came with her family to Washington state as a teenager and made her home here. She met and married her husband, Don Camp, on July 5, 1949 in Granger. They were married 64 years before his passing in 2014.
Lorraine received her education in Granger and spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and mother to four children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She lived in Grandview and Sunnyside most of her life and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church for many years.
Her passion was her family. She loved her parents and siblings and spent many happy hours with their large, extended families. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren could not have asked for a better mother and grandmother. She was once called a “saint” and we all felt that way about her. She only spoke kind words about everyone and taught us to try to be as positive as she was, which was very hard to live up to. She went to many games, parties, dance recitals, band recitals, graduations, weddings and anything else her family was involved in. She wanted to be with us as our cheerleader and to support us in all that we did.
We spent many happy holidays at mom’s house and she always made us feel welcome and happy to be with her. She was a fun mom, she rode on carnival rides with us, watched animated shows, got down on the floor and played with us. She will be greatly missed. We adored her and always will.
Survivors include her son, Randy Camp (Jean) of Prosser; daughter, Kathy Charvet (Vince) of Grandview; daughter, Dawn Wegeleben (Jeff) of Colville; and Penny Devlin (James) of Baker City, Ore; eight grandchildren, Lance (Angela) Camp, Corey Camp, Chelsea (Travis) Dallman, Nick (Ashton) Wegeleben, Courtney Wegeleben, Danielle Charvet, Sean Charvet and Alissa (Chad) Keller; seven great-grandchildren, Ayla, Randy Clay and Kenna Kae Camp, Sawyer and Samuel Dallman and Emma and Audrey Keller; brother, Wesley Allen; and sisters, Karen Ranes and Delores Brown; along with numerous extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Vivian Withers; and brothers, Ernie, Earl and Ronnie Allen.
Her family members would like to express their appreciation to hospice workers for their compassionate care and kindness to Lorraine and her family.
Viewing and visitation will be Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sunnyside. Graveside services will be Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside.
Memorial contributions can be made to Heartlinks Hospice, Sunnyside.
Those wishing to sign Lorraine’s online memorial book may do so at www.funeralhomesmith.com
Smith Funeral Homes Ltd. and Crematory is in care of