LOWELL FRED KAMPER
Nov. 11, 1926 - Jan. 27, 2013
Lowell Fred Kamper was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 11, 1926. After serving in the Army during WW II, he moved to California where he met the love of his life, Billie Jean Lincoln. After a two-week courtship they were married. Lowell and Jean were married 61 years.
Lowell and Jean traveled for the first five years of marriage working across the United States. They finally settled in the San Diego area. Lowell was employed with the Solar Aircraft Company. With four children in tow, Lowell and Jean bought their first home in Poway, California. The year was 1958. Lowell retired in 1976 as Vice President of GKI, a fabrication company. That same year Lowell and Jean purchased Perry's Corner grocery store and moved to Holtville, California. Lowell and Jean managed Perry's Corner for 3 years before being called out of retirement by Hughes Aircraft Company. Lowell and Jean moved to El Segundo, California. At Hughes, Lowell was a Manager in the Space and Communication Division and Jean was a Quality Control Specialist. The day-to-day operation of Perry's Corner was turned over to their children Carey and Norma. Lowell retired for good in 1989. Lowell and Jean ran Perry's Corner for two more years and closed the store in 1991. In 2003, the Perry's Corner property was sold. Lowell and Jean moved to El Centro.
Lowell is best remembered for his community service. He judged local science fairs, coached in the Little League program, was a member of the Holtville Athletic Club and belonged to the Imperial County Sheriff's Posse. Lowell was always willing to lend a helping hand or offer advice. He remained active until his early 80's when the effects of Alzheimer's disease required him to remain at home.
Service will be held on February 9th at 9 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the corner of 8th Street and Ross. A brief visitation will begin at 8 a.m. before the church service. A graveside service will be held immediately after at the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to a
Lowell was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Jean Lincoln; his father, Karl Kamper; and mother Friederika Bertha Posteher, as well as two brothers and two sisters.
Lowell is survived by his four children, Lowell Fred Kamper Jr., Karl Edward Kamper, Norma Jean Kamper (Juel), and Robert Carey Kamper; his twelve grandchildren, Rhonda Charlene Kamper (Wyne), Janna Lynn Kamper (Mills), Elisa Dawn Kamper (Himle), Sarah Rene Kamper, Laura Jean Kamper, Dustin Lloyd Kamper, Karl Edward Kamper Jr., Travis Justin Kamper, Abe Lowell Royer, Russell Collin Kamper, Elizabeth Ivy Kamper, and Moriah Tracy Kamper; and his 10 great-grandchildren, Austin James Mills, Olivia Elle Mills, Julia Kay Mills, Ender Sven Himle, Ever Rynn Himle, Rex Henning Kamper, Emily Anne Kamper, Roxali Gabrielis Kamper, Jaylene Nicole Royer, and Jayden Ryan Royer.