Stephen L. Lambert, age 48, died Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Steve was born September 5, 1959 at Renton, Washington to Gary and Donna (England) Lambert. He enjoyed most sports. He played football for McCook High School and graduated in 1977. He attended one year at Kearney State playing football on the freshman team.
He was an Eagle Scout who was able to enjoy “50 miles a float” into Canada; and two National Jamboree’s, the first at Miner Park, PA and second at Ft. A.P. Hill, West Virginia. Steve and his Dad went on a special climbing trip to Cimmeron, New Mexico with the troop from McCook. He spent a lot of time fishing, camping and hunting. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his kids.
Steve worked 24 years for Burlington/Santa Fe as a welder/grinder operator until forced to retire due to degenerative bone disease and his job caused a lot of pain.
Preceding Steve in death were both sets of grandparents, I.W. and Clara Lambert and Leonard and Ida Winifred England; and step-son, Robert Hammond.
Survivors include parents, Gary and Donna Lambert; brother, Doug Lambert and wife, Stephanie; two nephews, three nieces, two grandnieces; aunts and uncles, Don and Myrna Musgrave of Indianola, Gerald and Sharon England of Mathias, Texas, Bill and Jean Lambert of Conifer, Co.; wife, Carol of McCook; children, Anna Lambert, step-children, Ranae Stuck, Dustin Stuck; grandchildren, Jackson Bybee and Mason Kennedy, Joslyn and Jaylee Hammond; and his unborn grandson.
Memorials may be given to Boy Scouts of America, Overland Council or McCook Christian Church.
Funeral services were Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at McCook Christian Church with Jerry Beckenhauer and Jason Van Pelt officiating.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.