McCOOK, Nebraska -- Gary Roland Lambert, age 78, died Monday, May 3, 2010, at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
He was born Nov. 15, 1931, to I. Wayne and Clara F. (Rowland) Lambert in McCook. He graduated from McCook High in 1951.
He was united in marriage to Donna Marie England in McCook on June 27, 1952. They made their home in McCook, where he owned and operated the Lazy L Mobile Ranch for more than 50 years.
Gary was a member of McCook Christian Church, where he served as elder for more than 40 years, he was a leader for Boy Scouts of America Tri-Trails and Overland Trail Council, and was a member of the McCook Masonic Lodge No. 135. He enjoyed bowling, camping, hunting, fishing, construction work and was an avid Cornhusker fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna in November of 2009; and son, Stephen in January of 2008.
He is survived by his son, Doug Lambert and wife, Stephanie, of McCook; brother, William Lambert and wife, Jean, of Conifer, Colorado; sister-in-law, Myrna Musgrave and husband, Dean of Indianola; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name to McCook Christian Church or Boy Scouts of America Overland Trail Council.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 6, 2010, 5 p.m. at McCook Christian Church with Pastor Clark Bates officiating. Cremation will follow the service with a private family burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday 1 - 5 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.