Opal Lee Underwood Lamb

Contributed by Jim Simmons.  Thanks, Jim

Pub. The Worland (Wy.) Grit - 1930

        The community was deeply saddened Saturday morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Lawrence Lamb, wife of the instructor in vocational agriculture at the local high school.

        Mr. and Mrs. Lamb were well into their second year here and had made a host of friends.  A few days ago the glad tidings of the arrival of a baby girl in the household were received with rejoicing among the acquaintances.  Death's shadow was most untimely.

        J. B. Underwood, brother of the deceased, arrived from Tulsa, Oklahoma, shortly after receiving the news, having made the trip from Tulsa to Denver by air.

        Funeral services were held Tuesday morning from the Baptist Church, Rev. Jno. Frank Smith officiating.  Interment was made in the Riverview cemetery.

        Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Lamb of Windsor, Colorado, father and mother of Mr. Lamb, arrived to be with their son during his hour of bereavement.

        Opal Lee Underwood was born June 6, 1903, at McLeansboro, Illinois, the daughter of Judge and Mrs. D. J. Underwood, being the seventh of a family of ten children.

        In the spring of 1920, she was graduated with high honors from the high school at McLeansboro, and at about that same time won her diploma from the Chicago Conservatory of Music.  She attended the University of Nevada for three years, then entered as a student at the Colorado Agricultural College, from which institution she received a Bachelor degree in Home Economics in the spring of 1924.

        During her college life she participated in many school activities, specializing in music and athletics, being an outstanding girl athlete in each of the colleges she attended.

        For the school years, 1924-1925, she taught domestic science in the high school at Monument, Colo.

        On April 3, 1925, she was united in marriage to Lawrence Lamb at Pueblo, Colo.  For four years before coming to Worland they had made their home at Plattville, Colo., coming here in the fall of 1928.

        She entered into rest at her home in Worland, Saturday, December 20, 1930.

         The deceased is survived by her husband, two children, Edgar Lewis, 3 years and Beverly Elaine, 12 days, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Underwood; two sisters, Mary Eleanor Underwood of McLeansboro and Mrs. W. H. Church of Philadelphia; and six brothers, Carl S. of Red Wood City, Calif., Ira J., James B. and D. J. of Tulsa, Okla., Frank M. of Chico, Calif. and Fred W. of Alton, Ill.  Numberless friends also grieve.

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