Donald E Lampe, 71, of Boise, Idaho passed away peacefully
on April 7, 2019 in Yuma, AZ.
Gene, as he was known to his family and friends, was born in
Boise, Idaho to Donald C Lampe and Bonnie L Bolen on February 13, 1948. He was raised in Nampa, Idaho where he
graduated from Vallivue High School in 1966. He then went on to the University of Idaho
where he started out in Engineering and then transferred over to business. On
June 15,1968 he married Paula J Morgan of Boise, Idaho. He decided to stay in Boise and transferred
from the University of Idaho to Boise State College where he graduated in May
of 1971. Out of this union, they had
two children, a son, Donald E Lampe Jr. and a daughter, Kristina L. Lampe.
Gene worked as a construction accountant until his
retirement in 2012. While the kids where
growing up he coached his son’s baseball team from little league up through
Babe Ruth. He recorded his daughter’s
basketball games all four years of her high school career. He supported his children in all sports and
introduced them to bowling at a young age.
He traveled to different cities in Idaho to attend his children’s
bowling tournaments. He was also very
active in the Winnebago Club. He served as local president of the Snake
River Winnies as well as state president of the Idaho Gem State Winnebago Club. He loved to travel in the RV and go camping
every weekend during the summer.
Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years, Paula Lampe of
Boise, Idaho, his son, Gene Jr. and his wife Becky Lampe of Star, Idaho and his
daughter, Kristina Lampe of Meridian, Idaho. His grandchildren, Robert Lampe
and his fiancee Avery Feller of Kuna,
Idaho, Sydney Lampe of Boise, Idaho and Connor Lampe of Meridian, Idaho. His sister and her husband, Debi and Mike Homyk
of Nampa, Idaho. He has two nieces, Tami
Cummins of Las Vegas, Nevada and her husband Chuck and Traci Tavares of Grand
Junction, Colorado. He has one living aunt, Derlene Reinhart (Marvin) of Buhl,
Idaho. There are also numerous cousins.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Bonnie
Lampe, his in-laws Newell and Anna Rose Morgan and numerous other family
There will be a Celebration of Life at his home where he and
his wife have resided for the last 45 years.
Please contact Alden-Waggoner for
further information at 208-376-5400.
Private family graveside service will be held at a later