Alice Wampler died peacefully at her Chiloquin home, surrounded by loving family members. She was born in Chiloquin Oregon and lived her entire life there.
Alice set out on a wonderful and adventurous path in life when she said yes to a first date with Bob Wampler at the age of 18. They were married in Chiloquin on October 20, 1951, a marriage that lasted 67 years until the time of Bob’s death in 2017. They raised their children Mike, Joe, Scott and Kristi in Chiloquin, moving several times until 1978 when they built their dream home on the Williamson River. She loved that home and its peaceful river setting.
Alice helped Bob grow a successful logging and ranching business, while at the same time caring for their four children. She will be remembered for her love of life, family and friends, and for her deep commitment to the Catholic Church. She will also be remembered for the lively and spirited approach she took to living her life, which earned her the nickname of “Kidder” to many. She was always up for a challenge and always there for the challenged. She was thought of as a second mother by many. She will be missed, but her memory will live on strongly in the minds of those who loved and knew her.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mearle Pohll, husband Bob, her sister Elene, her brothers, Norman, George, Louis and William and daughters-in-law Meredith and Barbara Wampler. She is survived by her son Mike and wife Mona; her son Joe; her son Scott and wife Sandi; her daughter Kristi and husband Michael Strizich; her grandchildren Christopher, Josh, Ryan, Jake, Tyler, Tara, Mandie, Conor, Lauren and Shawna; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A public viewing will be held in O'Hair-Wards Funeral Chapel in Klamath Falls on Friday, September 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic Church in Chiloquin on Saturday September 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 AM. A reception will follow the mass at the Church. Burial will be at the Fort Klamath Historic Cemetery.
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