Samuel Wilson Lambert

Aug 19, 1919 - Sep 30, 2013


Samuel Wilson Lambert, 94, passed away peacefully on September 30, 2013.  Sam was born in Glasgow, Scotland and migrated to America with his parents and younger sister at the age of 4 where they settled in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  After graduating from high school, Sam enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Signal Corps during WWII where he was able to use his talented gift for photography.  After the war ended, Sam moved to Sacramento, CA and worked at McClellan Air Force Base for 27 years as a supervisor in Data Processing.  Sam married the love of his life, Carmen Marie Rodas, in 1948.  Sam served as Superintendent of Sunday School for Central Methodist Church for many years.  He was an active member of the Bike Hikers Association for 30 years.  In addition to his recreational travel to many countries and continents, Sam took great pleasure in generously doting on his 9 grandchildren and 14 great-grand children, who affectionately called him “GG.”  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carmen and his brother William Lambert, and is survived by his younger sister, Helen Rowe; and his daughters, Laurie Anne Thompson, Helaina Linda Lambert, Aleta Diane Gilbert, and Melinda Janine McCorkle.  Memorial services will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 5265 “H” Street, Sacramento, CA on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm.  His ashes will be placed in a niche together with Carmen’s at East Lawn Memorial Park, 4300 Folsom Blvd.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Central United Methodist Church.


  • June Morris says:

    To the family, I am sending my condolences for your great loss. As I to suffered the same pain I would like to share a scripture that brought great comfort to me and my family. This scripture helped us to see that all is not lost at death because John 5:28,29 says that soon our loved ones will be resurrected to life. As we await the fulfillment of this promise may the “God of all comfort”, comfort you 2 Corinthians 1:3

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