Jacqueline Joan "Jackie" Lambert, 71, of Nimrod, formerly of Harrison, Ark., passed away Monday, April 13, 2009, at the Lakewood Health Systems Hospital at Staples with her loving husband, Roger, at her side.
She was born Feb. 3, 1938, to Albert and Florence (Garner) Carr in LaCrosse, Kan. She attended public school in Wichita, Kan., where she graduated from West High School in 1955. She married Wayne Huffman in 1960. She had three children: Myra Brown, Rex Brown and Wayne Huffman. The young family made their home in Diamond City, Ark., where she devoted her life to making a warm and loving home for her husband and children. She was a wonderful cook and baker who will be long remembered for her delicious homemade cooking. She worked for Dr. Samuel Scroggins as the office manager of his Medical Clinic in Harrison, Ark., in a career that spanned 27 years. Her life was saddened by the death of her son, Wayne, and her husband, Wayne, who died in 1993. Her life was made complete again by her marriage to Roger Lambert on Jan. 20, 1995, in Diamond City. In May 1995, the newlywed couple ventured north to Minnesota where they settled on a small ranch near Nimrod, and engaged in raising thoroughbred race horses and emus. She had an enthusiastic zest for life and enjoyed being active in the out of doors by camping, fishing and waterskiing. She loved animals and had shown bull dogs competitively throughout Missouri, Colorado and Kansas and enjoyed breeding and raising thoroughbred race horses. She also enjoyed square dancing. Above all, she devoted her life to her husband, Roger, her children and her grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart.
Services and interment were held Tuesday, April 21, at the Milum Cemetery in Leadhill, Ark. Her casketbearers were Gary Brisco, GT Brisco, Sherri and Wes Townsend, Katrina and Joe Parrott, Andrea and Derik Breiner, Sydney Toliver, Roger and Laura Lambert Jr., Rebecca and Mike Hopkins, Duane Swanson, Lou Lambert, Mark Lambert and Barbara Beard. To leave online condolences, please visit www.cardinipearson.com.
Survivors include her husband, Roger Lambert of Nimrod; daughter, Myra Lynn (Gary) Brisco of Harrison, Ark.; daughter-in-law, Paulette (Orben) Toliver of Fort Smith, Ark.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; her mother, Florence Carr of Jonesboro, Ark.; two stepchildren, Roger Jr. (Laura) Lambert of San Francisco, Calif., and Rebecca (Mike) Hopkins of Marian, Ark.; brother, Jim (Dorothy) Carr of Jonesboro, Ark.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father; her son, Wayne; and her husband, Wayne.