Curt Lamb Obituary

Date of Birth:

Monday, April 20th, 1925

Date of Death:

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Funeral Home:

Bollman Funeral Home
694 Main Street
Dallas, Oregon, UNITED STATES


Asa Curtis Curt Lamb, 82, longtime Dallas resident, died December 1 in

Dallas. He was born to Asa Curtis Lamb and Virginia Collis Lamb in Portland on April 20, 1925.

Curt attended Marysville Elementary School in Portland. At the age of 13

Curt moved with his family to a farm on Orchard Knob Road, outside Dallas.

This was the beginning of Curts love for the land and farming. He graduated

from Dallas High School in 1943, where he was vice-president of his senior

class. In the early 1940s he was the state president of the Farmers Union

Juniors. He attended Oregon State University for a short time.

Curt married Charlotte Dolores Lamb on November 14, 1948 at the Dallas

United Methodist Church. They were married for 59 years. Curts career

included working at Gerlinger Carrier Co., driving freight truck for Wright

Truck Line and farming at Suver.

Following their marriage he and Charlotte moved to Lewisville where Curt

farmed growing barley, red clover and raised sheep. They then moved to a

farm in Independence, before moving to their Levens Street home in Dallas in


Curt worked for Willamette Valley Plywood Mill for several years before

being an agent with Equitable Life Assurance Society.

In 1964 he was hired as the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce manager, a job that he cherished and loved, which earned him the title of Mr. Dallas. He

retired in 1980 after 16 years of dedicated service to the businesses and

community of Dallas.

Curt and Charlotte purchased Breslers 33 Flavors Ice Cream store in 1978

and served their many customers until retiring in 1986. Also during this

time Curt was a gentleman farmer having more than 20 acres of land near

Falls City where he raised sheep until 2000.

Curt had been a member of the Dallas United Methodist Church for more than

56 years. He served on many church committees and served on the committee

that built the new church located on LaCreole Drive.

Curt was named First Citizen of Dallas in 1973 and the Lamb Family was

honored as Exceptional Family of the Year in 2000; he was a member of the

Dallas Volunteer Fire Department for 45 years, retiring as Deputy Chief;

charter member of the Dallas Kiwanis Club founded in 1964 and served as

president and Lt. Governor; an organizer of Dallas KIDS Inc.; president of

the Oregon Chamber Executives; he helped in pioneering the Polk County

Multiple Listing Service; columnist for the Polk County Itemizer-Observer

for 40 years; charter member and organizer of the Polk County Museum

Commission and president of the Polk County Historical Society; president of

the Dallas Boosters Club; treasurer of the Dallas Quarterback Club; Dallas

School District reading and lunch buddy; city of Dallas Recreation Committee

member; 4-H leader; secretary of the Polk County Fair; Red Cross Blood Drive

chair for more than 10 years; and coordinator of Dallas Christmas Cheer for

40 years.

Curts interests included trains- any kind, size or shape- enjoying coffee

with his Levens Street Gang and Saturday breakfast with his friends each


Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughters, Nancy (Gerry) Adams and

Peggy (Greg) Fisher; son, Warren (Sue) Lamb; four grandsons, Matthew, David, Scott and Eric; five great-grandchildren; cousin, Ethel Louise Tilton;

niece, Tammy Crawley; and nephews, Tim and Tom Sohn.

Viewing is 9AM to 6PM, Wednesday, December 5th at Dallas Mortuary Tribute

Center. Service is 11AM, Thursday, December 6th at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Dallas.

Contributions are suggested to Dallas Christmas Cheer, The SmileTrain or the Dallas United Methodist Church in care of Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center.

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Curt Lamb
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