Dolores Lambert

Dolores Mae Lambert


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Dolores “Dee” Lambert, 1928-2019


A fourth-generation Californian, Dee was born and raised in San Francisco, and the only child of Maurice and Aileen Tolliday.  A descendant of Monterey County pioneer Margaret Underwood Brown, she spent most summers and holidays at the family ranch in San Benancio Canyon or the adobe on Pacific Street in Monterey, now the offices of the City Manager.  After graduating from Commerce High School in San Francisco, she attended Heald College and enjoyed a long career in civil service, working for the FBI, NACA/NASA, the US Air Force in Ramstein, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Naval Environmental Prediction & Research Facility in Monterey.

A long-time community volunteer, Dee could be found shucking corn for the Kiwanis Club at the Fair, pouring beer at the Squid Festival, taking tickets at the Quilt Show, packing meals for Meals on Wheels, and as a parent volunteer at Santa Catalina School.  She had a quick wit, an engaging smile, and a warm hug of welcome for all.

She is predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Stewart Lambert, and her parents.  She is survived by her daughter Julie of Aptos, half-sisters Maureen Schmidt and Catherine (Michael) Gay, both of San Francisco, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Santa Catalina School scholarship fund, the Lambert Alumnae Scholarship Endowment at Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, or another favorite charity supporting access to education.  Services will be private.

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