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Daisy Margaret Sears Lamberti
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1904
Carthage
Moore County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 1, 2004
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Daisy was a woman ahead of her time. While I knew some of her life, as a child, it wasn't until Nov 2001 when I learned more about her.

Aunt Daisy attended William and Mary in VA. When her last class ended on Friday she would hitchhike as far as she could, staying the night, and spending Saturday. Sunday she would hitchhike back to school. This was 1922-1924. She left college in her third year, due to the financial strain on her parents.

Aunt Dasiy moved to FL; after sitting in a car during a hurricane, she left and by 1930 she is living in NYC with 2 friends from high school.

In NY she worked for an accounting firm. She was quite adapt with numbers, and her boss kept after her to become a CPA. She attended night classes, eventually getting a degree in accounting. While in NY she became involved and active with the Rosicrucian's. It was in NY Daisy met her husband, Antonio Lamberti.

By 1940, she decided the family was to move to CA, San Diego the destination. Still working in NYC, she financed the move of her sister, brother, mother, husband, and niece from NC to CA.

They settled in San Diego 'proper'. She remained in the same area until her death, having lived in only 3 places in 60 years. In San Diego, she became active. She began the first astrology classes, in her home. Continuing them until moving to a nursing facility. She was instrumental in the organizing of the Rosicrucian's in Oceanside, teaching philosphy for several years. She also, helped organize Rosicurican's in several countries in Europe and Africa. She obtained her CPA license in CA, and became one of the first of two women allowed in the exclusive 'men's club.' Aunt Daisy worked as a CPA until she was 92.

Aunt Daisy was an avid reader. Books were precious to her, and she ran a used book store out of her home on Van Dyke. Even though she was born blind in one eye, and cataracts formed, it didn't slow her down, she used a magnifying glass. Eventually, all she could see was shadows, so it was books on tape.

Aunt Daisy was a world traveller. Beginning in the late 20's she would take trips (via ship) to different places...Europe, China, Jamaica, Bermuda. By the 60's it was air travel to Europe, the Soviet Union, India. In the 80's it was Ireland, England, and Scotland, and a cruise to Alaska. In Oct of 2000 we couldn't locate Aunt Daisy, she was in Hawaii. I still have the stack doll she brought back from the Soviet Union.

Aunt Daisy collected people. She never met a stranger and her Christmas card list took 4 weeks to do. She received and sent cards around the world.

Aunt Daisy is still missed today, she was the matriarch of the family. Though she didn't have children, she took on the responsibilities of her 3 neices and 1 nephew as if they were hers. 
 
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 Parents:
  Doctor Frank Sears (1872 - 1925)
  Lucy Lee Eccleston Sears (1883 - 1972)
 
 Spouse:
  Antonio Lamberti (1891 - 1976)
 
 Sibling:
  Daisy Margaret Sears Lamberti (1904 - 2004)
  Beverly Hortense Sears Albrecht (1910 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Created by: gleebigg
Record added: Apr 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35759798
 


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