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Dan Earl Lamb Obituary
Beloved husband, brother, father, and grandfather Dan Earl Lamb returned to his heavenly home on May 29, 2015 Dan was born on October 6, 1955 in Mesa, Arizona to Edwin Nathan Lamb and Jennie (Bloomfield) Lamb. He was raised in Gilbert, Arizona, where he first developed a love of agriculture and harvesting. He served as a full-time missionary for two years in the Boston, Massachusetts area for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He returned home and married the love of his life Susan Douglas on September 30, 1977. He later moved to California and worked with Darwin Omdahl Harvesting. He later obtained ownership of the company which merged into Lamb Chops, Inc., a harvesting business, in Bakersfield, California with his brother, Keith Lamb. He loved spending time with family, aviation, vacations to the sand dunes, golf, the Bakersfield Jam basketball team, the Bakersfield Blaze baseball team, evenings at the Kern County Raceway Park, and working with and teaching youth. He always wanted what was best for youth so they would have a better life. He was involved with the Bakersfield Flying Club, AOPA, US Custom Harvesters, and other community organizations. He loved people and maintained great relationships with all he came in contact with throughout the world. He was a loving, compassionate, patient, and understanding father, husband, and friend. By example, he taught his children the value of hard work, compassion, and forgiveness. He loved his family dearly and spent time with them as much as possible.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters Ozelle Lamb, Betty Jean Mortensen, and Sharon Shawver. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and their ten children, Russell Lamb & Amber, Bradley Lamb & Reiko, Kristi Mackay & Devin, Nathan Lamb & Leslie, Beverlee Reeves & Michael, Preston Lamb & Janis, Cameron Lamb & Amanda, Garrett Lamb & Anna, Kimberlee Hollander & Nicholas, Jennie Hafer & Walter; two sisters, Leola Skouson & John of Mesa, AZ and Kova Lamb of Phoenix, AZ; three brothers, Garth Lamb & Elaine of Gilbert, AZ, Bryce Lamb & Jean of St. George, UT, and Keith Lamb & Mickey of Bakersfield, CA; sixteen grandchildren, Alexis Lamb, Reagan Lamb, Caylee Lamb, Jaemie Lamb, Chloe Lamb, Nora Mackay, Oliver Mackay, Thomas Mackay, Crystal Lamb, Zachary Lamb, Zoee Reeves, Skylar Reeves, Justin Lamb, Rylee Lamb, Aubree Lamb, Levi Lamb; and many extended family members. Dan was loved by many and will truly be missed dearly. Until we meet again, we love you.
Services will be held in his honor on Monday, June 8, 2015 at 10:00 am, with visitation from 9:00am until the service time, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2801 S. Real Rd., Bakersfield, CA.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on June 7, 2015
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