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Martha V. Kamps
Martha V. Kamps

August 13, 1921 ~ February 15, 2005

Viewing hours will be noon to 7 p.m., and rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Feb. 18, at English Funeral Chapel, Post Falls. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. at St. George's Catholic Church in Post Falls.

Martha V. Kamps, 83, Spokane Valley, died Feb. 15, 2005, in Spokane.

She was born Aug. 13, 1921, in Ironwood, Mich., to Hilma Reisila and Eli Laakonen. Martha was married for 52 years to Henry L. Kamps, who predeceased her in 1999.

In 1939, she and Henry moved from Ironwood, Mich., to Spokane, then to Post Falls, where they lived from 1946-96, when they moved back to Spokane.

Martha was a homemaker and spoke fluent Finnish. She enjoyed cooking her native cuisine or just cooking and baking for family and friends. She also loved to sing, read, garden and crocheting. Martha was a member of St. George's Parish.

Survivors include her sons, Wayne A. and wife Wanda Kamps of Spokane, Lonnie D. and wife Myra Kamps, Clarkston, Wash.; daughter Kathy Kamps and Albert Suttman, Spokane; brother William Laakonen, Post Falls; brother-in-law Donald and wife Lorraine Kamps, Post Falls; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Henry, Martha was predeceased by her daughter, Judy, in 1955, five brothers and three sisters.

Martha spent the last 18 months at Alderwood Manor in Spokane, where she received loving care from a professional and compassionate staff.

 


Guest Registry Entries:

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Name: Kathy & Mike Doherty
City: Coeur d'Alene
State: ID
Email: doherty3mk@adelphia.net
Date: Feb. 17, 2005

Wanda and Wayne

I was deeply upset to see of the passing of Wayne's mom. Last time I spoke to Wanda, she was okay.  Please take care of the two of you, especially you Wayne, as I know Wanda will be after you.  Remember all the good times with your mom.  They will be your savior in these sad times.  I love you and miss you!
Kathy

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GuestbookFor: Martha Kamps
Contact_FullName: Freda McCumber
Contact_City: post falls
Contact_State: idaho
Contact_Country:
Contact_Email: quillygram@earthlink.net
Date: 2/18/2005

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Name: Kellie Anderson
City: Post Falls
State: Idaho
Country: USA
Email: kanderson@jub.com
Date: 2/18/05

 We will always remember Ms. Martha as a lady who always had a smile and a joke, especially 'round the dinner table. She watched in awe as all of my sons grew up into little men. The boys always wanted to go and see "Grandma Martha", so they could make her smile. She had a fightin spirit in her and remained a first class lady, with her grace carrying her through. We all know she is at peace with her "Henry" now and that may not make it any easier for the family, but it should make us smile anyway. We miss you already Ms Martha!!!!!! Kellie, Caden, Joshua and Cody Anderson

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Name: Mary Perry

City: Spokane

State: WA

Country: Usa

Email: maryperry53@yahoo.com 

Date: 02/19/2005


My Martha,

She was the light the bright. She made any one who had the privilage of knowing her or just meeting her once a better brighter place to be. Her sense of people and her warm heart great sense of humor love for life her family friends and pup were many stories lots of laughs. She will always be in my heart . I could tell ya stories but there are to many for now. I`m Sure she is with Henry and loving it with that chocolate chip cookie in his pocket. To Martha.... You suffer no longer and are doing the happy dance in heaven with those knee high boots...Smile...I will miss you love you but i`m so happy you suffer no longer...with much love to my Martha Mary


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Name: Verna Divish

City: Spokane

State: WA

Email: ljswans@msn.com 

Date: 2/19/05


Martha was a wonderful lady. She never failed to lift my spirits. I will miss our nightly dance and song before bedtime. She touched my heart.


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Name: LeAnn Swanson

City: Spokane

State: WA

Email: ljswans@msn.com 

Date: 2/19/05


Martha had such a beautiful smile. She reminded me everyday to enjoy all that surrounds you, to laugh, to sing and to smile. It was a privilege to know Martha, my thoughts and prayers go to her wonderful family. You will all be missed.


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Name: ronda (rapp ) martin , skip & joyce rapp

City: Post Falls

State: idaho

Country: usa

Email: kcmay@icehouse.net 

Date: 2-20-05


So sorry to hear of your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Name: Mary E. Kamps
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Email: maliaport1@aol.com
Date: 03-01-05

Aunt Martha will be greatly missed.  I used to marvel at
her cooking.  She could make quite an interesting
breakfast.  She should also be commended for her compassion and dedication in taking in many foster children.   

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Name: Wanda P. Kamps
City: Spokane Valley
State: WA
Email: waywan@msn.com
Date: 3/03/05

While through our tears and with heavy hearts, we smile and say "we miss you Mom". It will be hard not seeing your cute little smile everyday, listening to you sing to us and pointing your little finger at us as though to say "I know what your doing"! You are a bright light in our lives and because of what you imparted to each of us, we are better adults. We are not happy to have to let you go but we are thankful you are in a better place with Dad. Now you really can "Line Dance" like you always wanted. You accomplished alot on this earth and oh that we could all say just half as much. We love and miss you deeply but are comforted to know...........
ANOTHER ANGEL GOT HER WINGS!

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Name: Nona Eirls

City: Spokane Valley

State: WA

Country: USA

Email: gr8erfaith@yahoo.com 

Date: 3-4-05


Well Gram, it looks like you made it. You wanted to be with Grampa and now you are. I know the two of you are having 'a time' as you would say. I'm so thankful for the time of laughing and singing with you the night before. Your eyes just twinkled and your faced just beamed. You looked so happy. You knew. I will miss you terribly and am grateful for all things you taught me. Until the roll is called up yonder, you are always in my heart. Nonie

 


 

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