Dale Clinton Lamb (80 years old) of Cottonwood, Ariz., passed away peacefully Aug. 16. He was born June 29, 1933 at Madison Township in Clarke Co., Iowa. Dale worked and lived most of his life in Iowa, spending 24 years at Oscar Mayer in Perry. He moved to Cottonwood a few years ago to be near his brother and enjoy the drier climate.

He was known as the family handy man—always able to fix anything and willing to drop what he was doing to help others. He always had a hug and smile and kissed away a million hurts and sorrows. But most of all he loved us all, and we will love and miss him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father (Lillian and Harry Lamb), his son Roy Dean Lamb, his half-brothers Russell Reagan and Roy Bernard Lamb and his half-sister Ruth Weeter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Fern Lamb, and children Joy (Dean) Chevalier, Diana Johnson, Marcia (Doug) Devilbiss, Victor Lamb, Melanie Lamb and step daughter Linda (Dave) Seagren, by sisters Norma Thompson, Faye Leeps, Shirley (Melvin) Allison and brother Don (Mary) Lamb, 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A small private viewing was held in Arizona for family and friends to say their good-byes. A memorial service will be held in Iowa on September 14 at 1 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Christian Church, officiated by Duane Henrichs. All cards and gifts should be sent to his widow, Fern Lamb, in Cottonwood. Dale was an organ donor.