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Barbara B. Lambert, 93, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017. She was born April 22, 1924, in Portland, OR, the daughter of Rev. Dr. G.C. and Marion (Beatty) Birtchet. Barbara graduated from Christian Fenger High School in Chicago in 1941. She attended Carnegie Tech in Pittsburg, PA. She married Willian N. Lambert on June 22, 1947, in Chicago. Barbara worked 18 years in Health Systems Research Department at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine in Rockford, retiring in 2008. She was a longtime member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder, choir member, shepherd and Ruth Circle. She was also involved in Chapter CJ, P.E.O., Sisterhood, and Zonta International.
She is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Debra (Douglas) Steinfeld of Marlborough, MA; grandchildren, Manya and Molly Steinfeld; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; brother, Leland Birtchet and sister, Margaret (Edgar) McCutcheon.
Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Rd. Rockford with Rev. Dr. Bill Ward and Rev. Gretchen Hammeke officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service in the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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  1. Allena Fortson

    I worked many years at the University and knew Barbara. She was a kind, wonderful woman. My prayers are with the family.

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