Jack Morris Lamb
April 5, 1927 - September 29, 2021
Jack passed peacefully in his sleep at the Colorado Veterans Community Living Center in Rifle, CO. He enjoyed his days there with other veterans, swapping military stories, watching old western movies and participating in other activities. If black coffee was offered, he was there.
He was born to Stella Mae Smith and George Ade Lamb in Muskogee, OK, a true Okie from Muskogee. He told us stories of growing up as a Western Union delivery boy, a paperboy, woodworking in his families' cabinet shop, harvesting watermelons, fixing cars with his dad and later in life working in a bakery. We reaped the benefits with many great pies. Jack was truly a "Jack of all trades".
He was a military veteran of the Army. He served 22 years, spanning WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He served in the 1st Infantry and Medic Corp, but found his expertise working on Pershing Missiles. He served tours in Italy and Germany. After his military career, he worked for TRW Electronics Space Defense. Upon retirement, he moved from Colorado Springs to Westcliff, later leaving Westcliff and moving to Grand Junction, spending his last years in Rifle, CO.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Lamb, and brother, Cecil Lamb. He is survived by his sister, Patti Wells, Pawhuska, OK; son, Fred Trusty, Grand Junction, CO; daughters, Jackie Raley (Charlie), of Grand Junction, CO; Liz Day (Mike), of Ruston, WA, and Mary VanLone, of Las Cruces, NM: 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Jack's celebration of life will be October 28, 2021. There will be a viewing at 11:00 a.m. at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Jack's Military Honors Ceremony will take place at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., followed by a service and gathering at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary at 2:00 p.m.
The family is very grateful to the staff of Colorado Veterans Community Living Center for their daily loving care of Jack. Family and friends may wish to remember Jack by making a donation to the Residents Benefit Fund (RBF) at the Colorado Veterans Community Living Center (CVCLC), 851 E. 5th Street, Rifle, CO 81650.
Published by The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 24, 2021.