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Winifred Lamb

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Winifred Lamb Winifred Lamb was born in London, England on November 2, 1905 to Arthur George Heming and Rosina Turnham Heming, and passed away on March 15, 2013, at the age of 107. She immigrated to the United States as a young child, settling in California with her family. She graduated from Owensmouth High School (Canoga Park) in 1923. While a student she enjoyed participating in the Olympic Chorus during the 1932 Olympic Games, as well as playing the piano in a violin and cello trio at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Park during her Easter vacation. Winifred was then employed as teacher of music at the Frances M. Depauw Spanish High School 1930-1934. Winifred gave instruction in voice and piano to individual students, and training to a large glee club for operettas, cantatas, quartets and solo numbers. As a trained musician, Winifred was a "brilliant accompanist" as stated by her supervising superintendent. She was an active member of Sigma Tau Chapter of Sigma Alpha lota, and the Music Teachers Association of California. Between her USC graduation and Frances De Pauw, Winifred was a free lance accompanist for her local music teachers and singers. Winifred then started her career in social work at the Assistance League in Hollywood. On August 29, 1942 Winifred married Charles H. Lamb. After his honorable discharge from Army service, the couple moved to Chatsworth as orange growers, which extended to over 65 years in the agricultural business. Her daughter, Margaret Deane, arrived to a loving mother and father in 1944, and was the beginning of a whole new career for Wyn. Winifred served as the President of the Chatsworth Park Elementary School PTA. She was active in the Northridge-Chatsworth 4-H Club as a leader for home economics projects, a fashion show accompanist and…mom extraordinaire. She was an organist for the Chatsworth Community Church for several years. As a member of the Chatsworth Women's Club, Wyn was often asked to perform as part of a two piano duet. Raising Quarter Horses was a family hobby, and Winifred enjoyed riding for pleasure through out her life. After moving to Elderwood with her husband, Winifred was employed at the Tulare County Welfare Dept. (CPS) while working on yet a new orange grove venture with her family. Winifred attended St. Clements Episcopal Church in Woodlake, served as the organist for many years and was an active ECW member. She joined the Founders Circle Garden Club in Woodlake and looked forward to sharing gardening tips with fellow members. Through the years she enjoyed traveling and visiting Ashland, Oregon to view the Shakespeare plays. Wyn moved to Three Rivers to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Deane and Herb Reed, in 2007. Wyn's appreciation of music continued with attendance at the Three Rivers Performing Arts Concerts, the local violin summer camp recitals and the annual Concert on the Grass programs. Also, she graciously co-hosted a weekly Bible Study. Winifred is remembered for her generosity of spirit, her sense of fun and adventure, her charming conversations and her appreciation of life. She loved entertaining family and friends, walks outdoors, traveling and a good chat over a cup of tea. She marveled at the changes in the world from churning butter, washing boards, and ice boxes…to the "thin air" merchandising and e-mail of today. Winifred is survived by her daughter, Margaret Deane Lamb Reed (husband Herbert D. Reed), and nephew Arthur Stewart Heming. She is preceded in death by Charles Hubert Lamb(husband), Thomas William Heming(brother) and sister-in-law Margaret F. Lamb and Margaret C. Heming. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Red Cross, Valley Oak SPCA, St. Clements of Alexandria 498 North Valencia Woodlake CA, 93286 and Talking Book Library for the Blind 770 North San Pablo Ave. Fresno CA 93728-3640. Arrangements are by Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be e-mailed to info@salseranddillard.com

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Mar. 20, 2013
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