Pauline Mary Lambert 90 of Missoula, passed away on Monday June 29, 2020 at The Springs of Missoula with her daughter at her bedside, of natural causes.
She was born April 25, 1930 on the family farm in St. Paul, IA, to Edward and kathryn (Steffensmeir) Panther. The youngest of 10 children she played and worked hard on that farm, with her 7 brothers and 2 sisters. Mom said; "it was a fun place to live and grow up".
On May 28, 1949 she married Reece Van Lambert, in Iowa. The couple lived there until moving to Goleta, CA in 1965. She raised a family and worked at Mid State Bank in the loan department.
Pauline enjoyed gardening, sewing, church, bird watching and socializing with friends. She and Reece loved to dance.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she loved flowers, walking and golfing.
She is preceded in death by the love of her life, Reece, they were together over 60 years of marriage.
Survivors include two daughters; Kay (Fred) Lambert of Missoula and Amy (Eric) Galtes of Kauai, HI, one son; Michael Lambert of Washington a sister, SR. Theresa Panther of Wisconsin and six grandsons; Michael Goggins, Andy (Ericka) Goggins, Kyle Galtes, Gabe Lambert, Kalen Galtes and Dakota Jones.