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Penni Leigh Lambert

Died: Sat., Jan. 11, 2014


Celebration of Life

3:00 PM Fri., Jan. 17, 2014
Location: Victor Community Church


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VICTOR – Penni Leigh (Brown Smith) Lambert was born on March 9, 1950, to Richard E. and Barbara J. Brown, joining an older brother, Richard E. “Tex” “Rick” Brown, in Mineral Wells, Texas, where Penni and Rick’s father was a pastor of the Disciples of Christ/First Christian Church. The family was made complete by the additions of Timothy Guy, Nicholas Brian and Bethany Joy. Penni’s mother and father were divorced in 1971; both were remarried in 1973. Barbara married John McCroskey, which added four stepbrothers, John Jr., James “Jim,” Joseph “Joe” and Jay McCroskey. Richard married Margaret Ann West which added four stepsiblings, Pamela “Pam,” Deborah “Debbie,” Douglas “Doug” and Gregory “Greg” West. Penni married Eddie Dean Smith in 1969 and they had a son, Timothy Brian Smith. In 1976, Eddie was tragically killed in a helicopter crash, of which he was the pilot at the time, in Ketchikan, Alaska. In 1978, Penni married Robert E. Lambert and they proceeded to add Luke Hartley, Levi Cody, Jordan Richard and Justin Edward, Tyler Josiah and Tobiah “Toby” Joseph to make their family complete. There are five grandchildren from Penni’s offspring, Devin, Maisy, Lavender, Alaura and Jordanna. Of all these family members, Penni is survived by all with the exception of her first husband, Eddie; stepfather, John; mother, Barbara; father, Richard; and son, Justin, in that order. Penni passed on from an illness resulting in a brain aneurysm at St. Patrick Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Penni was an example of love, acceptance and forgiveness to all who knew her. She was the kind of person who seemed to never meet a stranger, always embracing the goodness of others without judgment. Penni was the quintessential spirit, biding her time on this terrestrial ball until she was brought home to her heavenly Father. Words fail to encompass all that Penni is, was and will forever remain to her loved ones. The hole left in their hearts will never be filled by another for there is no other like her. There will be a service to memorialize and celebrate the life of Penni Leigh Lambert on Friday, Jan. 17, at 3:09 p.m. (in honor of her birthday), at the Victor Community Church, Victor. The public is invited to join approximately 50 members of Penni’s family for this event. There will be a reception after the service with light refreshments served.

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Kathy Myers, friend of Bethany Joy
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
May your family find peace and comfort in this time of loss and grief. Bethany, I'm sorry I can't be closer to offer a hug and a kleenex, but I hope you know you are in my thoughts. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

Sally Nasman
   Posted Wed January 15, 2014
Dear Cousins and sons and families of Penni-
My heart has been heavy this week as the loss of Penni definitely leaves a big hole in the fabric of of our family. I wanted to share this lovely litany from the Jewish Prayer Book. It rings very true for me and I come back to it again and again for comfort.

May the love of God surround you all,
Sally

We Remember Them

At the rising of the sun and at its going down
We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter
We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring
We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer
We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn
We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us
as we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength
We remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart
We remember them.
When we have joy we crave to share
We remember them.
When we have decisions that are difficult to make
We remember them.
When we have achievements that are based on theirs
We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us
as we remember them.

Christine Arnold
   Posted Fri January 17, 2014
I was very shocked to here the very sad news about Penni, I loved her, and I am going to miss her deeply seeing her come in to my shop. I loved talking with her every time she came in. I looked forward to seeing her always. What a fine & good lady, she will be deeply missed......My heart goes out to her family.......

JoAnne Stewart
   Posted Sat January 18, 2014
Jordan...Take care...sorry for your losses

Emily
   Posted Sat January 25, 2014
I am very sorry for your loss. We can look forward to the time when “no resident will say: ‘I am sick.’” (Isaiah 33:24) And God will actually put an end to death when he will “swallow up death forever.” (Isaiah 25:8)

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