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James Floyd Lambert Jr
Dec 16,1934 - Sep 18, 2006
Submitted by Glenn

Enid News & Eagle
September 2006

A mass of Christian burial for James Floyd Lambert Jr., 71, of Kingfisher, will be 2 PM Friday at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kingfisher. The Revs. M. Price Oswalt and Stephen Hamilton will officiate.

Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery, Okarche, with full military honors conducted by the Army. Arrangements are by Hills – Ely funeral home, Medford. Viewing and visitation will be 11 AM Friday at the church.

He was born December 16, 1934, in Henryetta to James Floyd and Margaret Mary Kirschtein Lambert and died Monday, September 18, 2006, at Kingfisher Regional Hospital.

He attended schools in Kieffer and Sapulpa, graduating from Tishomingo high school in 1953, where he was named to the Oklahoma All State Band and was an alternate on Oklahoma All State football team. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree in geology and also obtained a teaching certification.

He married Sharyn Kaye Roberts August 15, 1957. She died January 29, 2003. He married Dee Ann Eli Kraus May 29, 2004, in Kingfisher.

He served in the Oklahoma Army National Guard six years, with six months on active duty. He completed a 27 – year public school teaching career in 1988, teaching junior high and high school science, biology, physics, chemistry and German. He taught in Elmer, Madera, California, Nelagony, Shidler and Okarche, and twice was named Teacher of the Year. In 2001 he was named Tishomingo Hall of Fame football and basketball player of the decade of the 1950s.

He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Retired Teachers Association and several professional educator associations. He also was a volunteer saxophone tutor.

Surviving are his wife, Dee Ann of the home; a daughter, Bonnye Mueggenborg of Okarche; a son, James Worth Lambert of Kingfisher; three stepsons, Will Kraus of the home, Ryan J. Mcllvain of Wichita, Kansas, and Andrew Mcllvain of Iowa City, Iowa; a brother, Paul Lambert of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; and one step grandchild.

In addition to his first wife, Sharyn, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter and one brother.
 

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