Carol Lee Camper - age: 82
(June 07, 1938 to December 31, 2020
Carol Lee (Anderson) Camper born to the late Thomas and Claire Anderson in Richmond California on 7 June 1938 and passed away 31 December 2020 at the age of 82. Carol grew up in Ukiah California, graduated from Ukiah High June 1956 and joined the U.S. Navy July 2, 1956. She was stationed at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island as a Hospital Corpsman. She loved to talk about her time in the Navy at Newport Rhode Island. When she was honorably discharged from the Navy, she returned to her home town. She continued her medical profession until she met her first husband Walter and had two children. She was actively involved as a sports coach at St. Marys Catholic School and the Ukiah Dolphins swim coach. Of all the sports, she loved swimming and bowling the most. In the mid 1970s, she completed her Bachelor of Science Degree. Her plan was to become a pharmacist but medical reasons prevented her from finishing. She loved her dog and cat; they always made her laugh and were her companions. She also loved birds, especially humming birds and owls. She loved being outdoors thats why she decided to work for a number of years with the Forestry Service. She watched from a lookout tower for fires and notified the dispatch office when she spotted a fire. When she wasnt busy outdoors, she would always have her nose in a book; she enjoyed reading numerous books and civil war history was her favorite.
Carol is preceded in death by her husbands Walter LaDelle, Myron Camper, and her granddaughter Marlena Rene Wyrick. She is survived by her daughter Roberta Wyrick and son Monte LaDelle; son in-law James Wyrick, daughter in-law Esther LaDelle; brother Kenneth Anderson and sister Judith (Anderson) Brent; grandchildren Casey LaDelle, Garrett LaDelle, Taylor LaDelle and Jamie (Wyrick) Sadler; great grandchildren Caden Wyrick, Blake Coffman, Zachary Coffman, Landynn Sadler, Wyatt Sadler, Knox LaDelle and Riley LaDelle. She is also survived by many extended family members and friends. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to be made to a Womens Shelter, Animal Shelter, and/or Arbor Day Foundation.
A Mothers Crown
By an Unknown Author
Heaven lit up with a mighty presence,
as the Angels all looked down.
Today the Lord was placing the jewels
Into my mothers crown.
He held up a golden crown,
as my darling mother looked on.
He said in His gentle voice,
I will now explain each one.
The first gem, He said, is a Ruby,
and its for endurance alone,
for all the nights you waited up
for your children to come home.
For all the nights by their bedside,
you stayed till the fever went down.
For nursing every little wound,
I add this ruby to your crown.
An emerald, Ill place by the ruby,
for leading your child in the right way.
For teaching them the lessons,
That made them who they are today.
For always being right there,
through all lifes important events.
I give you a sapphire stone,
for the time and love you spent.
For untying the strings that held them,
when they grew up and left home.
I give you this one for courage.
Then the Lord added a garnet stone.
Ill place a stone of amethyst, He said.
For all the times you spent on your knees,
when you asked if Id take care of your children,
and then for having faith in Me.
I have a pearl for every little sacrifice
that you made without them knowing.
For all the times you went without,
to keep them happy, healthy and growing.
And last of all I have a diamond,
the greatest one of all,
for sharing unconditional love
whether they were big or small.
It was your love that helped them grow
Feeling safe and happy and proud
A love so strong and pure
It could shift the darkest cloud.
After the Lord placed the last jewel in,
He said, Your crown is now complete,
Youve earned your place in Heaven
With your children at your feet.