Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Elizabeth Marie Lampshire

| January 11, 2022 7:00 AM

Elizabeth Marie Lampshire was born April 26, 2002 in Montana. Elizabeth passed away Dec. 16, 2021.

Elizabeth grew up in the Clark Fork Valley. She attended kindergarten through third grade in Thompson Falls and fourth grade though high school in Noxon. She graduated in 2020.

Elizabeth touched many lives during her time with us. Elizabeth was a friend. You could irritate her, but when the chips were down she had your back. I don’t think she ever saw a dog that wasn’t cute — and could she have one like it.

Her positive attitude and general good nature came through in most everything she did. If Elizabeth saw someone needed a hug or a hand she ensured that it was delivered. If everyone had her attitude the world would be a better place.

We will always have our memories of Elizabeth, but we will miss her general radiance. Elizabeth was very competitive and if you ever ran against her in track, played a board game or played a hand of gin rummy with her you would learn what competition was.

Elizabeth joined the Montana Army National Guard on Feb. 28, 2020. She graduated Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C. She then attended military occupational specialty school to become a water purification specialist at Fort Lee, Va. In November 2020, Pfc. Lampshire returned to Montana and joined her assigned unit: Detachment 1, 639th Quartermaster Company in Libby. Elizabeth earned several awards, including the National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Montana Noble Eagle Ribbon. Elizabeth enjoyed the comradeship of the National Guard and considered her fellow servicemen and women brothers and sisters. Elizabeth considered it an honor and a duty to serve her country.

Elizabeth wanted to see some of the world when she was young and thought the military would provide her with an opportunity to see and experience many different aspects of life. In the spring of 2021, Elizabeth learned she was expecting a child and her priorities changed. She was striving to be the best mother that she could be. She still honored her commitment to the military and attended drills up to Dec. 7, 2021.

If you met Elizabeth, you were a part of her life; she had that effect on a person. Elizabeth was a mentor to many people from different walks of life; people looked up to her and trusted her advice.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her grandfather, Thomas E. Lampshire, and aunt, Jenny Lynn Lampshire.

Elizabeth is survived by her father, Tom ‘Cope’ Lampshire; siblings, Izzy and James Lampshire; infant son, Colten William Lampshire; and grandparents, Barbara Lampshire and R.W. ‘Onum’ Dougherty.

We will miss you Elizabeth.

There will be a memorial service for Elizabeth on Jan. 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. at the Noxon School gymnasium.