|Birth: ||Jan. 15, 1916|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2010|
Afton Geneva Garrett Lambert passed away on January 22, 2010 at the age of ninety-four in Nephi, Utah. The family is grateful for the attentive care she received at the Nephi Hospital from her physician Dr. Grant Rasmussen and many other skilled and compassionate people. Her daughter, nephews, nieces, great-nieces, sisters, and brother were loving and helpful to her for many years. She loved each of them and was loved by them in return.
She was born in Nephi on January 15, 1916 to Robert Pixton Garrett and Erma Jones Garrett. She was the third child in a family that included Joseph Garrett, Lucy Garrett Sanders, Roscoe Garrett, Elizabeth Garrett, and Corrine Garrett.
Afton married Clarence DeVoe Lambert in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 20, 1941. The marriage was solemnized in the Logan Temple. They enjoyed a wonderful and happy marriage. She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away on January 30, 1997.
Clarence and Afton met while attending Snow College. They both later graduated from Utah State University in education. She began her teaching career in Sterling, Utah. She taught in Nephi while Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II. She later taught in Roosevelt and Logan, Utah and in Thornton, Idaho where she served as principal while Clarence taught at Ricks College.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving faithfully all her life in various ward and stake positions, including Sunday School Teacher, Junior Sunday School Coordinator, Relief Society President, and in the Stake Relief Society Presidency. She supported her husband as he served as Bishop twice.
She is survived by two daughters, Carolynn L. Anderson of Moore, Idaho, and Twilla L. Gordon (Dr. Ronald F. Gordon) of Ogden, Utah, six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; one sister Corrine Garrett and one brother, Roscoe Garrett, along with many loving nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Stephen Mark Anderson; her father Robert Pixton Garrett, her mother Erma Jones Garrett, sisters Lucy Garrett Sanders (Glade Sanders), Elizabeth Garrett, and a brother Joseph Garrett (Ellen).
Afton was a warm, gentle person with a wonderful sense of humor who made life-long friends wherever she lived. She loved Nephi, Utah, all her life and her close friends and family there. She spoke daily to her two closest friends Dorothy and Melda.
She will be missed and remembered by her family and friends who look forward to seeing her again.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2010 in the Nephi North Stake Center, 1125 North 400 East. Family and friends may call one hour prior to the services at the Church.
Interment will be in the Nephi Vine Bluff Cemetery.
Published in the Daily Herald on January 27, 2010.
Clarence DeVoe Lambert (1916 - 1997)*
Vine Bluff Cemetery
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
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