William Lawrence Lamb
Date of birth November 17 1917
Date of death January 17 2012
William Lawrence Lamb, 94, passed away, January 17, 2012 in
Oregon City, Oregon. He was born in Davenport, Iowa on November
17, 1917 to William and Coral Lamb.
Services for William will be scheduled at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Molalla Funeral Chapel.
William “Bud” Lawrence Lamb
William “Bud” Lawrence Lamb, 94, died Jan. 17, 2012 at
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City after
a short illness.
He was born Nov. 17, 1917 in Davenport, Iowa to William Hugh and
Coral Daisy Laduke Lamb.
After World War I, his parents returned to Molalla, where he
attended Maple Grove Grade and Molalla Union High Schools.
On July 3, 1941 he married Betty Hope Jones in Vancouver, Wash.
They lived on Dickey Prairie Road.
He saw the first car come into Molalla; remembered Wilhoit
Springs full of people; and told about trips to Oregon City that
took two days by wagon.
He was drafted into the Army in 1944 but was able to go home
before having to ship out to China.
He worked for many of the old logging companies in the area and
owned JML Lumber Company. He could climb to set spar trees; was
a mechanic and driver for log trucks; and built, owned and
operated three sawmills. He was a mechanic for Weyerhaeuser, a
millwright for Brazier’s and a gunsmith in his spare time.
He loved to fix things and could make parts from scratch.
In the 1990s he learned spinning so he could build spinning
wheels. He and Betty were members of the Ox Barn Spinning Guild
and Molalla Historical Society; he demonstrated spinning during
many Apple Festivals.
Survivors include his brother, Kenneth Hugh Lamb of Hood River;
daughter, Nora Louise DeFrates (Mrs. David) and son, Laurence
Ray Lamb, both of Molalla; eight grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Betty Hope;
daughter, Juddy Mae Cooley (Mrs. Jerry); grandson, Cory Lamb;
sister, Billie Lucille Lamb Tomlinson (Mrs. Robert); and
brothers, Anthony Wayne Mazingo, Henry Hugh “Hank” Mazingo and
Melvin “Slim” Mazingo.
Private interment will be at Adams Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Molalla Historical
Society, P.O. Box 828, Molalla, OR 97038.
the Molalla Pioneer, February 16, 2012.