Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 13, 2012 1:06 pm EST


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Barbara C. Lamb died in her home in Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Dec. 9, 2011, on her 93rd birthday.

She was born Dec. 9, 1918, in Grosse Pointe, Mich., one of five children to George Peck Caulkins and Alma Fauser Caulkins. She graduated from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and attended Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. In 1940, she married Rex McNaughton Lamb Jr. of Mount Vernon, and moved to Mount Vernon.

There, Barbara and Rex raised their five children, who survive her: Wendy L. Caulkins, Mary L. Laing, Rex McNaughton Lamb III, Christina L. McKee and Julie L. Maynard. Additionally, she is survived by 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Christine Caulkins Finkenstaedt of Grosse Pointe.

While living in Mount Vernon, she was active in numerous civic, charitable and social organizations. After the death of her husband, she moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C., where they had vacationed for many years. In Hilton Head, she continued to contribute to many civic, social and charitable organizations.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her joy for life, her deep faith, her generous nature, and her love of golf, tennis, gardening and travel. Her ready laughter and her enjoyment of family and friends will long be her legacy to all who knew her.

A memorial service will be held March 3 at 2 p.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in her name to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon; or to the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Hilton Head Island, S.C.; or to THA Island Hospice of Hardeeville, S.C.; or a charity of one’s choosing.

Submitted by Mary-Mac Lamb Laing.

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