David Harrison Lambert of Boulder City, Nev., passed away Valentine's Day last, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, after a heroic battle with cancer.
David was born Jan. 28, 1936, in Thornton, Idaho, to his proud parents, Edward and Grace. As a young boy, David ran sheep in the hills around Indian Creek Butte near Dubois and was a true horseman, rodeo rider and all-around cowboy.
He attended high school in Rupert in the early 1950s and then served in the 11th Airborne in Korea and Japan.
David met his wife, Pat, in Hillsboro, Ore., in 1972. They married in 1973 and spent many years traveling the continent, fishing, hunting, golfing and exploring from Alaska to Mexico following the seasons.
David retired as a long-haul truck driver in 1980 after receiving the Teamsters Million Mile Safe Driver Award. David and Pat moved to Boulder City in 2006 to be closer to their family -- Patricia Rice, Tedra Stuart and Steve Goodall, and grandchildren Eryn and Cassandra. David is also survived by his loving sisters, Rosie Avery of Idaho Falls and Mildred Crow of Utah.
David was the great-grandson of namesake and early Idaho/Montana pioneer David Harrison Russell and his wife, Ijkalaka, the daughter of Eagle Man of the Sioux nation.
David's remains will be placed in the family's plot next to his mother and father in Idaho Falls later this year. Heading home after a long, hard ride.