Walter Lamb, 84

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Walter R. Lamb, 84, formerly of Mountain Home, died Nov. 19, 2006, after a stuggle against declining health, at Alderson's Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, Calif.

A private family service will be conducted at a later date.

The only son of Walter and Lottie Lamb, he was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Mountain Home, Idaho.

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor's degree in physics, in 1948.

While serving from 1942-43 in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was stationed in Cardiff, Wales, where he met his future wife, Jean McArthur, at a USO dance. They married on May 4, 1946, and remained married for 60 years.

They settled in Berkeley, where he finished attending college. They subsequently moved to San Francisco, San Mateo and finally Sunnyvale, all in Califomia, and remained at the same home in Sunnyvale for 40 years.

He worked in the semiconductor industry and followed his lifelong passion for physics. In early 2006, they moved to St. John's Retirement Home in Woodland, to be near their daughter.

He is survived by: his wife, Jean; his daughter, Gayna Lamb-Bang and his son-in-law, Derrick Bang.

Donations in his name can be made to a favorite charity of choice.