Docia (McCullough) Lamb (October 31, 1875 - December 3, 1949)

The Lusk Herald
December 8, 1949

Mother Of Local People Dies in Colo.

The entire field extends sympathy to the Charles Lee and Vern Lamb families through the death of Mrs. Docia Lamb, who passed away December 3 at 1:00 a.m., at her home in Fort Collins. She has been bedfast for nearly two years, suffering from a stroke which paralyzed her. Grandchildren of Mrs. Lamb living in the field, besides Margaret, Jo Ann, George and Vernon Lee, are Jack Corder and Mrs. Ray Kerns. Another sister of the two mentioned live in Washington.

Byron Lamb, many of you will remember, who lives at Kingsville, Texas, was to meet the family at Shenandoah, Iowa, as was another brother, Ivan Lamb, from Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee and family returned to the field Monday night, except George, who accompanied the Vern Lambs and others to Iowa.

Mrs. Docia McCullough Lamb, 74, of 414 1/2 North Sherwood Street, a Fort Collins resident for 23 years, died at her home early Saturday. She had been ill for 21 months.

Born October 31. 1815, at Springfield, Ill., she married William Arthur Lamb at Clarinda, Iowa, on December 2, 1893. Prior to moving to Fort Collins in June, 1826, she resided at Shenandoah, Iowa. Mrs. Lamb was a member of the Baptist Church and Townsend Club No. 1 of Fort Collins.

Survivors are five children - Mrs. Crystal Carder of Fort Collins, Ivan Lamb of Phillips, Wis., Byron Lamb of Kingsville, Texas, and Mrs. Elizabeth Lee and Vernon Lamb, both of Lance Creek, Wyo.

In addition, two sisters, Mrs. Dave Ripley of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Mrs. Roy Wickersham of Glendale, Calif., 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren survive.

The funeral was conducted by the Rev. W.P. Whitemore at the Balmer & Collins mortuary in Ft. Collins, at 10 a.m., Monday. Interment at Rose Hill Cemetery at Shenandoah, Iowa.

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