Daniel R. Lamb passed away Friday, September 9, 2022. He was 78.
Dan was born June 24, 1944 in Kellogg, Idaho to Mae and Jena Lamb. Elaine is his older sister. When Dan was 7, the family moved to Spokane, Washington where his parents bought a little neighborhood grocery store. He loved helping in the store, giving out the penny candy, stocking items, and helping wherever he could. His parents also bought small rental houses and this is where he learned from his dad - carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, and all things pertaining to remodeling houses. These skills would follow him throughout all his life.
Throughout his high school years, Dan continued to help his parents with their rental houses and by that time his parents had bought a motel, which he would help with customers. There were also various after school jobs. After graduating from Shadle High School, he attended Washington State University for one year and finished at Eastern Washington State University.
During that last year at Eastern Washington State, Dan and I (Judi) met. We were both working in the catalog department of Sears. He would always say he got me out of the Sears Catalog. We married and moved to Dallas, Texas where he attended and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters of Theology degree. During those years, we had 3 children and again, he used his skills to form a painting company with several other seminar men. They painted houses most of those years.
Our journey took us back to Spokane for 14 years and 3 more children. He worked at an aluminum processing plant. This gave him time to spend with the children. This gave him time to spend with the children. We all started running and for 10 years, we entered Fun Runs almost every weekend, going to many surrounding cities.
Dan took an offer to move to southern California for a job for a friend who owned a children's carnival service for 13 years, using many of his acquired skills as a child. During this time, he was involving our church teaching leadership.
Dan always said he must have had gypsy blood, because it was time to move again, so we moved to Chouteau, Oklahoma where we bought a 15-acre farm. He so enjoyed raising cattle, raising produce for the farmer’s market, and again became involved in our local church. After living there for 7 years, it was time to move again and this time it was to just north of Seattle, Washington. He was able to fulfill a dream of his – to build his own house. It took a while, but he so enjoyed it. He raised some cattle again and worked a lot in our church. Again, it was time to move again this time back to Oklahoma (Tulsa).
During all his life his family was a top priority. He had certain things he wanted to do for them and through sacrifice, prayer, and fasting, he met those goals. His final goal was to make sure I would be taken care of and once again he met that goal. He was a true man of God and faithful to the end to fulfill all the good works God had foreordained for him to accomplish. His legacy is being carried on with his 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Dan is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Judi Lamb, his daughters, Holly Ferguson, Joy Lamb, Heather Albrecht and husband, Joe, Shannon Prokop and husband, Justin, son, Daniel Lamb and Michael Lamb.