Published DateMEREDITH — Karen Theopold Lallier of Meredith, New Hampshire passed away at the Golden View Nursing Home on June 6, 2013 at the age of 77. Karen is predeceased by her sister, Harriett Sinsigalli. Karen is lovingly remembered by her son, Timothy Lallier of Phoenix, AZ; her sisters, Ann Chaplin of Concord, NH, Jean Lamphere of Savanna, GA, and Freda Swan of Lyme, NH; and her many nieces and nephews.
Karen was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1935 and attended Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree from Tufts University in 1958, Karen taught Physical Education in Utah. Karen moved to Gilford, NH in 1972 to work at Gilford Hills as their professional tennis instructor and at Aldridge Real-estate as a real-estate agent. In the 1980s, she worked at Benmar Apparel as the supervisor of the cutting department.
In the mid-seventies, Karen became an active volunteer with the NH Wing Civil Air Patrol. LtCol Karen Lallier distinguished herself by serving as Vice Commander of the New Hampshire Wing from 1992 – 1995. She was the key individual in planning and in execution of a leadership program for Squadron Commanders, and in executing the National program "Cadet Phoenix". LtCol Lallier retired in 1992, having coordinating numerous Search and Rescue missions in the White Mountains that she so dearly loved.
Anyone who knew Karen, could tell you how much she treasured "grand parenting" her niece and nephew, Kira and Sven Gustafson. Karen enjoyed attending and volunteering at the New Hampshire
Highland Games. She also loved being with her cats. Karen will always be remembered as the right fielder of the Barnstead Night Hawks.
The service of remembrance will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith, NH on Wednesday June 12 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire Gathering of the Scottish
Clans, Inc. at http://www.nhscot.org/donate.html or 17 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301.