A memorial service for Linda Easley Lamberth, 63, of Tyler, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Green Acres Baptist Church Chapel with Dr. David O. Dykes officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., one hour prior to service at the church.
A private family burial will be held at Guiceland Cemetery the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
After a three year battle with cancer, with her loving husband and son by her side at the Hospice of East Texas, Linda went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 2, 2014. She had fought the good fight and has finished the endurance race of life having kept the faith all the way.
Linda was born on Jan. 30, 1951 in Palestine to Weldon and Gracie Easley during one of the worst ice storms of the century. As an only child she grew up in a loving Christian home near her grandparents and other family members. She graduated from Elkhart High School in 1969, Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and English, in 1972 and received a Master’s degree in Education from Tyler State College in 1976, (now the University of Texas at Tyler). She then received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Sam Houston State University in 1982. Linda also earned several administrative certifications. She began her teaching career at Grapeland High School in 1972.
Linda married Norman Lamberth of Tyler on July 13, 1974 and worked as a librarian at Dogan Middle School and Robert E. Lee High School. She retired in 2004 from the Tyler ISD as Director of Staff Development and Library Services for Tyler Independent School District. She held memberships in several educational associations and was active in library development in Tyler schools, establishing the Instructional Resource Center for teachers and staff in the district and helped establish a teacher/staff training program. Linda also participated in the 2002 Leadership Tyler Program and served on several non-profit boards in the Tyler area. She retired from TISD after 32 years of educational work. Working with librarians, teachers and staff members on the campuses was her greatest enjoyment during her years with Tyler ISD.