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Barbara A. Lambert

March 9, 1936 - January 3, 2018

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Obituaries » Barbara A. Lambert

BARBARA ANN LAMBERT, 81, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family on Jan. 3, 2018. Born in Burlington on March 9, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Harold S. and Mae (Phillips) Lamson and comes from a long line of native Vermonters. Barbara married Gordon Rice Lambert in Burlington on June 28, 1956, and they renewed their vows with family on Aug. 29, 1956, in Waterbury. Barbara was a 1954 graduate of Waterbury High School and continued her education at Johnson State Teachers College where she graduated as a member of the Pro Merito Honor Society in 1958. Following the tradition of her family, Barbara was dedicated to her students and worked as an elementary school teacher for 16 years, serving the communities of Waterbury and Barre. Later, she worked as the activities director for several years at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre City.  Barbara was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Lions Club, all of Waterbury. In her leisure time, she enjoyed time with family, being a grandmother, spending time at their camp on Nelson Pond, and the company of her many canine and feline friends throughout the years. Barbara is loved and mourned by her husband of 61 years, Gordon R. Lambert, of S. Burlington; their sons Michael Lambert and his wife, Judith, of Waterbury Center, and Gary Lambert and his wife, Jane, of Essex Junction; her grandchildren; her great-granddaughter; as well as extended family.

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