MARQUETTE, MI. - Ruth E. Lambert, 91, of Marquette, passed away peacefully early Wednesday morning, September 18, 2013, at her home in the presence of her dedicated caregivers. She was also under the care of Lake Superior Hospice.
Ruth was born on November 22, 1921 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Arthur R. and Clara E. (King) Carlson and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a graduate of Mercy College in Detroit, receiving a degree as a Registered Nurse. Following graduation, she was employed as a surgical nurse at the old St. Mary's Hospital in Marquette, where she met her late husband, Dr. Warren Lambert.
Ruth was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Cathedral. She had a deep faith and spent countless hours in the cathedral chapel praying in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Ruth was devoted to her many nieces and nephews and had a large extended family that brought her much joy over the years. She made many trips to her favorite coffee shops to have what she called, "a good cup of coffee." Ruth was a generous, quiet and private woman. She loved music and often enjoyed a peaceful Saturday evening at home listening to the music of the Lawrence Welk Show. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by two step-daughters, Mary "Mimi" Lambert and Marguerite "Gretchen" Lambert; four step-grandchildren, Shelly, Ingrid, Thor and Joe; one sister, Virginia Bennett of Marquette; nieces and nephews, Cindy (Peter) Bearil, Timothy (Dianne) Bennett, Mary Bennett, Michael (Diane) Bennett, and Margaret (Gary) Gustafson; also surviving are many great and great, great nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was her husband, Dr. Warren C. Lambert in November of 1995; three brothers, Reginald, William and Paul Carlson; a nephew K. Shawn (surviving spouse, Lisa) Bennett and a great nephew, Matthew Bearil.
In keeping with Ruth's wishes there were no public funeral services. Her family and care givers gathered for a Funeral Mass, held on Saturday, September 21st at St. Peter Cathedral, with the Rev. Msgr. Michael Steber officiating. Entombment took place in the Holy Cross Cemetery Mausoleum.
Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider Bay Cliff Health Camp, PO Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808 in Mrs. Lambert's memory.
The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.