Joyce A. Lamb
Joyce A. Lamb, 84, of West Paris, died at Brentwood Nursing Center, Yarmouth, on Aug. 26, 2013. She was born in Buckfield on Nov. 8, 1928, to Wendell and Nina Doble Allen. She married Newton Smith Lamb on June 21, 1947. Newton died in 1998. They were happily married for 51 years.
Joyce is survived by her six children, eleven grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Surviving are Joseph, Micki and Leighton Lamb of Athens, Ohio; Judith Lamb and Robert Collins of Lamoine; Nina, Robert, Joshua and Emily Hyssong of South Portland; Kyra, Gene and Molly Flaherty of Sabattus; Kelly, Cameron, Nicolas, Sophia and Weston Hartley of Auburn; Allen and Myrna Lamb of Park City, Utah; Amber Lamb of Fort Collins, Colo.; Aaron and Maureen Lamb of Albuquerque, N.M.; Margaret Lamb and Michael Seaton of Augusta; Kenneth Lamb of West Paris; Kenneth, Caleb, Kyle, Catherine, Carolyn Lamb of South Paris; Wendy Lamb and Willis Hayes of Athens, Ga.
She is survived by her two sisters, Cynthia Lamb and Ethelyn Turner, both of South Paris. Their brother, Glendon Allen, of Buckfield, died in 2006.
Joyce was an accomplished seamstress. In 1947 she won the 4-H Maine State Style Dress Review, and modeled her dress at the National 4-H Dress Review in Chicago.
She was a long-time member of the First Universalist Church of West Paris. She held various board positions, including president, and was active in the ladies’ groups. Her memberships included the West Paris Historical Society, Extension Service, Senior Citizens, and Locke’s Mills American Legion Auxiliary.
Joyce held many jobs over her lifetime. She sewed casket linings for IW Andrews for many years. She worked as nurse at Stephen’s Memorial Hospital, Norway; Clover Hospice in Auburn; Camp Susan Curtis, East Stoneham; and Ferry Beach Conference Center, Saco. She also did private-duty nursing, was a Hospice Volunteer in the Oxford Hills area, and volunteered at Ledgeview Nursing Home, West Paris. She was a town columnist for the Bethel Citizen for many years, where she featured the adventures of Buffy, her favorite cat.
Education was very important to Joyce. She earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree in 1971 from CMVTI, Lewiston. She received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from USM, Portland, in 2000, after studying for several years. She was very proud that each of her children has a college degree, and that two of her sons and two of her sons-in-law have Ph.D.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the First Universalist Church of West Paris. Donations may be made to the West Paris UU Church Memorial Fund, in her memory. (First Universalist Church, Attn: Donna Marshall, PO Box 36, West Paris, Maine 04289)