Mrs. Gwendolyn Lamb, 1916-2018
Mrs. Lamb taught English at Nicolas Junior High School in the 1960s, and probably in the 1950s, too.

 

Mrs. Gwendolyn Lamb, 1916-2008

 

Gwendolyn Wade Lamb, 92, of 2003 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City

died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in the Appalachian Christian Village.

 

Mrs. Lamb was a native of Scottsville, Kentucky and had lived in numerous locations before coming to Johnson City to reside. 

 

She was a daughter of the late Euclid and Bessie Maude Mayhew Wade.

She was a beloved middle school teacher. She had taught in many schools in Michigan, California and retired from the Fullerton, CA School System after 20 years of service there.

 

Mrs. Lamb was loved and cherished by many who knew her. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was fiercely independent and was devoted to her family. She enjoyed a host of close friends and kind, caring neighbors. She was a dog lover and her constant companion in her final years was her much loved dog, Charlie.

 

Mrs. Lamb is preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, John Thomas Lamb in 1997; and three sisters, Leonita Morris, Juanita Anderson, and Sue Kendall.

 

Survivors include: two nieces, Danna Kendall Bayley of Minneapolis, MN and Karen “Kay” Kendall Taylor of Richmond, VA; a great neice, Kendall Bayley; a great nephew, Adam Bayley; her late husband's niece, Kathleen Lamb of California; her late husband's nephew, Stephen Lamb of California.

 

A memorial service for Gwendolyn W. Lamb will be conducted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel at the Appalachian Christian Village.

 

Mr. Steve Trinkle will officiate. Music will be by Angie Gibson, Soloist.

 

Anyone may send flowers or send a memorial gift to the Washington County- Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601wendolyn Lamb, 1916-2008

 

Gwendolyn Wade Lamb, 92, of 2003 Sherwood Drive, Johnson City

died Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in the Appalachian Christian Village.

 

Mrs. Lamb was a native of Scottsville, Kentucky and had lived in numerous locations before coming to Johnson City to reside. 

 

She was a daughter of the late Euclid and Bessie Maude Mayhew Wade.

She was a beloved middle school teacher. She had taught in many schools in Michigan, California and retired from the Fullerton, CA School System after 20 years of service there.

 

Mrs. Lamb was loved and cherished by many who knew her. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was fiercely independent and was devoted to her family. She enjoyed a host of close friends and kind, caring neighbors. She was a dog lover and her constant companion in her final years was her much loved dog, Charlie.

 

Mrs. Lamb is preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, John Thomas Lamb in 1997; and three sisters, Leonita Morris, Juanita Anderson, and Sue Kendall.

 

Survivors include: two nieces, Danna Kendall Bayley of Minneapolis, MN and Karen “Kay” Kendall Taylor of Richmond, VA; a great neice, Kendall Bayley; a great nephew, Adam Bayley; her late husbands niece, Kathleen Lamb of California; her late husbands nephew, Stephen Lamb of California.

 

A memorial service for Gwendolyn W. Lamb will be conducted on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel at the Appalachian Christian Village.

 

Mr. Steve Trinkle will officiate. Music will be by Angie Gibson, Soloist.

 

Anyone may send flowers or send a memorial gift to the Washington County- Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601

 

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Mike Clark '62 on May 5, 2018 at 7:37 AM said:

Ruth was my home room and English teacher in 7th grade,
we moved and I went to Wilshire for 8th grade.
Paul Shepard , ‘64 on May 4, 2018 at 10:08 PM said:

I remember Mrs. Lamb quite well. As I recall, my English class with her, in both 7th and 8th grades, covered two class periods, with a normal “passing” period between. She did really like diagramming sentences and was a stickler for correct grammar at all times - both of which I think have been sadly neglected in English curricula for years ( or more likely, decades), much to our educational and social detriment.

What I recall most, however, is that during the “passing” break Chris Creson and I somehow always seemed to end up in a friendly wrestling match eithe inside or just outside Mrs. Lamb’s classroom. This would invariably set her off, with the result that Chris and I were invariably on her wrong side. I don’t know which. Chris and I enjoyed more, the friendly wrestling or pushing Mrs. Lamb’s “buttons.”

May God rest her soul. (Chris and I sure didn’t.)
Doug Elwell, ‘65 on May 4, 2018 at 10:34 AM said:

Boy, do I remember Mrs. Lamb! She was my English teacher in both the 7th and 8th grades. As you said, Paul, she was very dignified and "old school" in appearance and demeanor. I not only remember her influence on my penmanship; I also remember her belief in "diagramming" sentences to provide a visual image of how sentences were constructed and organized. She was one of the best teachers I ever had.
Paul Saevig, ‘67 on May 4, 2018 at 9:39 AM said:

I remember Mrs. Lamb as a nice, refined lady of the old school, so to speak. She was at all times dignified and somewhat serious in nature as a teacher. In those days, we worked on handwriting and grammar as much as readings. Her classroom faced Olive, closest to the basketball courts.

I remember she wore business suits with good blouses and somewhat high lace collars, and wore her hair in an older lady’s bouffant. Sometimes she wore cameo brooches. She had blue eyes, too. She was a warm person who cared about kids, and a good teacher, I enjoyed her class.

I can’t remember if Mrs. Lamb was my 8th grade teacher, or was that Mrs. Elsie Behrens? I liked them both.

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