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Laura Jenne Lamb

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BENNINGTON -- A service of remembrance of the life of Laura Jenne Lamb of Bennington was held on Tuesday afternoon at the First Congregational Church in Hartland. The Rev. Robert Moyer, pastor, officiated and Mrs. Virginia Dow served as organist. Mrs. Lamb’s son, John Lamb, provided piano accompaniment to the solo selections “How Great Thou Art” sung by David Ainsworth and “It Is Well” sung by Mrs. Lamb’s granddaughter, Rebecca Lamb.

The congregation joined together in reciting Psalm 23, The Lord’s Prayer and the Song of Simeon and singing “Blessed Assurance,” “The Doxology,” and “I Come to the Garden Alone.” During the service a number of Mrs. Lamb’s family members and friends offered words of remembrance and poetry in her honor. Interment followed the service in the Lamb Family lot at the Hartland Village Cemetery where Rev. Moyer conducted the committal. The service concluded with Mrs. Lamb’s grandniece, Molly Lamb playing “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipes. Following the committal services, family and friends gathered in the social hall of the church for a time of fellowship and refreshment.

Serving as bearers were Mrs. Lamb’s grandsons Isaac Lamb, Matt Dumas, Adam Lamb, Nate Dumas and Ben Lamb. Jack Horton also served as the urn bearer. Hial Lobdell, William TanCreti and Kenneth Clark served as honorary bearers.

On Sunday afternoon the Rev. Cass Gilbert, former pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Bennington, conducted a prayer service during the calling hours for Mrs. Lamb at the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home. The honorary delegation at calling hours included Seymour Shultz, Leonard Morse, Andrew Nolan, Manindra Ghosh, M.D., Gerald Butler and Arthur Murphy.

Among those in attendance at the calling hours and service were a number of Mrs. Lamb’s co-workers from the First Vermont Bank in Bennington, as well as members of the First United Methodist Church and former classmate from Ottawa University.

Mrs. Lamb, a resident of Crescent Boulevard in Bennington and wife of Edward R. Lamb who died in 1990, died on Thursday, May 15 at the home of her daughter, Harriet Dumas in Hartland at the age of 74.

Service arrangements were under the care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home in Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner from May 16 to May 21, 2003
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