August 26, 1934 – February 6, 2021

Carol McLaughlin

Bernadine Carol (Stampka) McLaughlin passed away in Lakeview, Oregon, on February 6, 2021, after a lengthy illness. Carol was born in Jamestown, North Dakota, on August 26, 1934, to Peter Paul Stampka, Jr. and Thelma Ruth (Flaherty) Stampka, where she was raised. In June 1957, the Stampka family moved to Roseburg, Oregon, where Carol spent the majority of her life. The last couple years, Carol resided in Lakeview, Oregon, where her daughter Lisa lives. She will be remembered as a friendly, selfless, loving, and active lady who would not let anything hold her back.

Carol was preceded in death by her beloved husband Shirley Waldron 'Mac' McLaughlin, her sister Marian Louise (Stampka) Hamilton, brother-in-law Howard Craig Hamilton, daughter-in-law Stephanie Jane (Carter) Fitzgerald and her parents.

She is survived by her three sons: Scott, Jon, and Todd (Colleen) Fitzgerald; a daughter, Lisa (Derek) (McLaughlin) Herndon; six grandchildren: Tanner, Nick (Ashley), Kylie (AJ) LaBranche, Kati (Tyrell) Mead, Courtney and Cheyeanne Fitzgerald; and four great-grandchildren: Bentley, Roczen, Ariana and Carter. Carol would not want to leave out the many four-legged family members she loved that she referred as her “grand-dogs.”

Carol passed away peacefully with the love and support of her children, in the care of Lakeview Gardens and Lakeview Hospice, at 86 years of age. Her final care has been entrusted to Desert Rose Funeral Chapel. At Carol's request, no public service will be held.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Expressions of sympathy and memories can be shared to the family via the Desert Rose Funeral Chapel website.