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Charlotte E. Lamb

March 28, 1929 ~ March 5, 2014 (age 84)


Charlotte E. Lamb, age 84 of Fairfield, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Sunnybrook Living Care Center in Fairfield, Iowa.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with Todd Holman officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery. Lunch will be served following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the First United Methodist Church music department, Iowa P.E.O. Project Fund (Sarah Porter Beckwith Friendship Fund) and the newly established Charlotte Lamb Music Scholarship. Cards and memorials can be sent to: 1506 Lone Oak Circle, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Mrs.. Lamb was born March 28, 1929, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Frank and Charlotte (White) Pierson. She married Harold Lamb August 11, 1951, in Fairfield. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1993.

She was raised in Fairfield and was a 1947 graduate of Fairfield High School. She attended Parsons College, MacMurray College, and The University of Iowa, and received her teaching degree from the University of Iowa.

She and Harold made their home in Fairfield where they operated Pierson and Pierson Plumbing and Heating.

Charlotte was a member of the Delta Zeta sorority, and a student advisor for the Delta Zeta’s at Parsons College. She performed in and helped with several summer musicals at Parsons College in the 1960’s.

She was a long time member of P.E.O., Women’s Club, and Abracadabra, and a past president of all three organizations.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Methodist Church Chancel Choir, director of the Methodist Men’s Chorus, and a member of the Meth-O-Weds Sunday School class.

She was the founder and director of the Fairfield Community Chorus.

She volunteered for years at the Washington Elementary School library.

She served on the Cemetery board, the Public Library board, the Greater Jefferson County Foundation board, the Fairfield Golf and Country Club board, and the County Board of Health. Charlotte was one of the founding members of the Fairfield Area Community Theatre and served on its board.

She was named Fairfield Citizen of the year for 1992.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan (Carl) Voss of Des Moines, Iowa; 2 sons, Michael (Susan) Lamb of Santa Monica, California, and Steve (Angie) Lamb of Fairfield, Iowa; 1 sister, Jean Pierson of Willowbrook, Illinois; 1 brother, Frank Pierson (Angela) of Burr Ridge, Illinois; 6 grandchildren, Megan (Erin) Lamb of San Francisco, California, Jay Lamb of Santa Monica, California, Zac (Sarah) Voss of Des Moines, Iowa, Andrew (Sarah) Voss of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Amanda and Jessica Lamb of Fairfield, Iowa; 3 great grandchildren; 2 nieces, Cathy Pierson and Jessica McLean; and 1 nephew, Franklin Pierson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Charlotte Pierson and Husband, Harold V. Lamb

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