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Isabel Lamb
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Isabel Elizabeth Lamb, 95, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Highland Manor with her daughter by her side.

She was born on an Easter Sunday, March 22, 1913 in Kingman, AZ, to Arthur and Lynne Hail. In 1935 she and her parents moved to Alamo, NV, where they bought the Lower Ranch and developed it into the Buckhorn Land and Cattle Co. They were the first to bring the Brahma Bulls to the Pahranagat Valley from the King Ranch in Texas.

She met and married Sheldon Lamb, a marriage that lasted 62 years, until his death in January 2001. Mrs. Lamb was a wonderful homemaker and was first and always a cowgirl, still riding a horse up until just a few years ago. She could do the work of any cowboy when it came to working cattle.

In 1952 the family moved to Escalon, where they owned and operated a dairy and farmland. They moved from Escalon back to Nevada in 1967, buying the Boyer Ranch in Dixie Valley. Their house was run with a generator and she was like a pioneer woman canning her meats and vegetables in the summer preparing for the winter months. Their cattle roamed the mountains and they would go out on horseback to check or gather them, camping for the night in special places they had found in the mountains. They left that life in 1989 when the U.S. Navy bought their ranch. Their love was the ranch life and cattle, keeping a small herd when they moved into Fallon not to be completely out of the business.

Mrs. Lamb is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Lynda and Carl Norris of Fallon; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Anita Lamb of Las Vegas; granddaughter Terri Waters of Fallon; grandson Jeff Lamb of San Jose; great-grandchildren Lyndsay Waters and Jerimah Jarrett of Fallon; 3 great-great grandchildren; and special niece Diane Stewart Riggs of Bakersfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sheldon, sisters Gladys Stewart and Bonnie Thomasser and grandson Brett Anderson.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home in Fallon, NV.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Sept. 3, 2008