Daniel Ryburn Lamb

June 24, 1944 ~ September 9, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old


Dan was born June 24, 1944 in Kellogg, Idaho to Mac and Gena 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 by giving out the penny candy, stocking items, and lending a hand wherever he could. His parents also bought small rental houses which provided the training ground where he learned many skills from his dad. These included carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, and all things pertaining to remodeling houses; skills which would follow him throughout his life.

During his high school years Dan continued to help his parents with their rental houses and by that time his parents had bought a motel, where he would help with customers. There were also various after school jobs he worked. After graduating from Shadle Park 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, he met his wife to be, Judi Leaf. They were both working in the catalog department of Sears. Dan would always say he got Judi out of the Sears Catalog. They married and moved to Dallas, Texas where he attended and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters of Theology degree. During those years, they had 3 children and Dan used his skills to form a painting company with several other men from the Seminary. They painted houses for most of those years.

Our journey took us back to Spokane for 14 years where we had 3 more children. Dan worked at an aluminum processing plant, which 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.
In 1988 Dan accepted a job offer from a friend who owned a children's carnival service in Southern California. He worked there for 13 years, using many of his acquired skills. During this time, he was also involved with teaching and leadership at our church.

Dan always said he must have had gypsy blood because it was always time to move again. In 2005 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 being involved in our local church there as well. After living there for 7 years, it was time to move again, the destination being just north of Seattle, Washington. He was able to fulfill a dream of his there – to build his own house. It took a while, but he so enjoyed it. There too he raised some cattle and worked a lot in our church. In 2020 it was once again time to move, 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, sons Daniel Lamb and Michael Lamb.

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September 15, 2022

2:00 PM
Jenks Bible Church
708 W. Main Street
Jenks, OK 74037


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