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Weed Corley Fish Funeral Homes and Cremation Services

411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX

OBITUARY

James Thomas Lambert Jr.

April 10, 1935June 25, 2020

James Thomas “Tom” Lambert, Jr. April 10, 1935 - June 25, 2020

James Thomas “Tom” Lambert, Jr. 85, from San Diego, CA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday June 25, 2020. He is survived by his lovely beloved wife of 65 years, Beatrice “Bea” Lambert, his children Gene Lambert (Cathy), Kathy Fishman (Rob), Patti Lambert, and Terri Smith (Ken). As well as his beloved grandchildren Tania Noorda, Kirt Noorda (Angie), Travis Lambert (Carrie), Dawn Perez, Theresa Lambert, Ashley Lambert, Caylee Brown (Ricky), Phil Maynard, Palmer Smith and Jack Smith as well as eight great-grandchildren and niece Judy Tassey (Brian) and nephew Mike Hall (Pam). He is preceded in death by his parents, James T. Lambert, Sr. and Kitty Lambert, his sister Nan Hatz, two nieces Lynne Hall, and Capo Hall, grandsons Kenny Noorda and Joshua Lambert.

Tom spent the majority of his life in San Diego, California. Shortly after graduating from St. Augustin’s Catholic High School in San Diego, he married his lovely wife and immediately started his family. During the Korean War he enlisted in the Air Force to serve his country that he loved so much. He was always a true patriot. Tom was stationed in Texas for a brief time until he was relocated back to California. After serving his four year term in the Air Force he embarked on his civilian career which, following in his Father’s footsteps, he entered into the liquor industry. He had a long and successful career as a liquor salesman. Tom loved and enjoyed life, family, and friends and his dogs. He and Bea loved to entertain in their home and travel all over the country. He loved camping in the desert on the weekends, trips in their motorhome to Canada and Mexico and the occasional cruises to the Panama Canal, Mexico and Hawaii. Tom had many hobbies throughout his life. He enjoyed body surfing in the Pacific Ocean, competitive and recreational ping pong, shooting pool, card games, collecting and telling jokes, puzzles, clown making and making people smile and laugh! After he retired from the liquor industry he and Bea became Wagon Masters and guided caravans throughout Canada and Mexico for Adventure Caravans, USA before settling back in San Diego where they lived until moving to Austin, Texas in August of 2017.

Memorial services will be held at a later date due to covid.

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Pam Hall

July 2, 2020

One of my fondest memories with Uncle Tom (and Bea) was the great joy and honor to collaborate with them (and Terri) to create a video for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. It was wonderful to hear stories of their years together, sift through photos and add their favorite songs to bring it all to life. The best part was watching it with friends and family gathered, and seeing them laugh and enjoy their trip down Memory Lane. Uncle Tom was always so loving and kind and I'm so very grateful for the many wonderful memories he left us with.

Judy Tassey

July 2, 2020

Uncle Tom was a wonderful uncle. He was so much fun. My early memories include watching my dad and him playing ping pong. They were incredibly competitive and really good at it too! I remember spending every holiday with Uncle Tom, Aunt Bea, and all my cousins. We were so lucky to grow up across the San Diego bay from them. When I was in college, they invited me and a friend to go camping with them. Uncle Tom was such an adventurous guy. And there was always a slide show!! He will be incredibly missed. 💕

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY