Foster Ray Lamb|
Jan 16, 1924 - Apr 30, 2013
Foster Ray Lamb husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and a member of the "Greatest '- Generation" passed away on April 30, 2013 at the age of 89 at his home of natural causes.
Born January 16, 1924 in Wales, Utah to Henry Benjamin Lamb and Tenna Ethel Nielson. Foster was a World War II veteran serving 33 months in the United States Army Air Force in the European Theater. After being discharged, he attended college under the G.I. Bill and graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors of Science degree.
Foster married Shirley Jensen on March 25, 1950. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple on July 26, 1954.
Foster was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in which he served faithfully in many church callings. He was an ordinance worker in the Jordan River Temple and he served an LDS mission with his eternal companion at the Washington D.C. Temple - which was a highlight of their 53 years of marriage. Foster's professional career consisted of Government employment with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Reclamation as a Real Estate appraiser. He retired in 1982 after 37 years of Federal Service. Ten of those years were spent working on Indian Reservations. Consequently Foster and Shirley developed a great love for the lamanite people as they worked among them.
Foster is survived by his four children, Ray Henry Lamb (LonaVon - deceased), Sherry Vee Morton (Bill), Lynn Kay Lamb (Adele), and Angela Jean Nelsen (Steve); 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sweet and loving wife and eternal companion Shirley, his parents, sister and 3 brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Monday, May 6, 2013 at the South Cottonwood Stake Center at 1250 East Murray Holladay Road (4800 South). Friends and family may call prior to the funeral services from 11:00-11:45 a.m.; or the preceding evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cannon Mortuary at 2460 East Bengal Blvd. (7600 South). Interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens with full military honors.
We love you dad and we will miss you as the patriarch of our family; but have a wonderful and loving reunion with mom until we meet again.
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Published in Deseret News from May 4 to May 5, 2013