Ireta <I>Simons</I> Lambert

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Ireta Simons Lambert

Ireta Simons Lambert passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, April 4, 2007, after a valiant struggle following a stroke in November.

Memorial service: 4 p.m. Saturday at McKinney Memorial Bible Church. The Rev. Ken Horton and the Rev. Jerry Aldridge will officiate. Private burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Memorials: Her memory may be honored with a gift to Fort Worth Country Day School, 4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, Texas 76109; Union Gospel Mission, 1331 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76102; or McKinney Memorial Bible Church, 4805 Arborlawn Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76109.

Ireta was born Dec. 14, 1930, in Fort Worth, daughter of the late Robert Vance and Ireta Robison Simons. She graduated from The Hockaday School of Dallas and was the first alumna to return to the school as a faculty member. She earned a degree in technical theater from Vassar College, where she served as stage manager in many of the college's theatrical productions. Following her graduation, she remained at Vassar for a year as a faculty member.

In 1951, Ireta met the love of her life, Russ Lambert, on a blind date while he was stationed at Carswell Air Force Base. Following their marriage in 1955, Ireta taught school while Russ earned his medical degree. They shared a joyful 52 years, always together, through both happy and difficult times.

Ireta was a member of the Junior League of Fort Worth, the Lecture Foundation and the Tarrant County Medical Auxiliary. She was a past president of the Fort Worth Country Day School Parent Faculty Association and a member of the Jewel Charity Ball. She was presented at the Steeplechase Ball in 1952.

More importantly, she was a committed Christian whose life was dedicated to her faith and her family. Ireta attended McKinney Bible Church and served for many years as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and a wonderful example of unconditional love. Ireta took special pride in the accomplishments of her grandchildren, never missing a performance, athletic event or school program.

Survivors: Her husband, J. Russell Lambert, M.D.; children, Vance Simons Lambert, Lizabeth Lambert Bowden and Hayley Lambert Conway and her husband, Jon; and grandchildren, Zara Simons Bowden, Peter Lambert Bowden and Will Vance Conway.
Published in the Star-Telegram from 4/5/2007 - 4/6/2007.

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  • Created by: Tim Hawkins
  • Added: 16 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25322382
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ireta Simons Lambert (14 Dec 1930–4 Apr 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25322382, citing Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tim Hawkins (contributor 46844902) .