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Carroll Lambert

June 4, 1938 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 83)

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Margaret Carroll (Carman) Lambert passed away peacefully with family at her home on April 16, 2022.  Carroll born on June 4, 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah to her parents Margaret Blanche (Nielsen) Carman and Alton Carroll Carman.  She was the 5th consecutive generation named Margaret, so she went by Carroll, and she had one older brother, Alton John "Jack" Carman.  

Carroll enjoyed growing up in the Salt Lake valley, often spending time with her aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents.  She married David Taylor Lambert on July 1, 1960, before she was done with her graduate education.  She was awarded a Doctorate of Education from Utah State University 'USU' and spent 41 years teaching early childhood development and teacher education at USU and Boise State University 'BSU'.  Carroll and Dave had two sons, Paul and Mark, in 1970 and 1971.  The family moved to Boise, Idaho in 1976 and Carroll started teaching at BSU that same year.  

Early childhood education was her passion, and she help start the Head Start program in New York City as well as the state of Mississippi as part of her graduate work.  She loved helping young children succeed and teaching others how to help them to do so.  She was threatened by, and chased by the Ku Klux Klan 'KKK' for her efforts, but she did not stop.  She took great pride in helping underprivileged children in any circumstance, and was always their advocate.  Carroll had a great impact on many of her students and stayed close with several of them over the years.  One of her favorites, Lambert Davis, became the first black teacher hired at Garfield Elementary School, and possibly the Boise School District.  

In 1989, Carroll and Dave were sealed in the Boise, Idaho Temple for time and all eternity, and Paul and Mark were sealed to them as well.  They remained active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Carroll loved serving as the ward librarian, no matter what ward she lived in.  It seemed the only calling she would accept!  

After retirement, Carroll loved to spend time with her family.  Even after her husband Dave passed away, she cherished going on vacations with all her children and grandchildren.  She was a fantastic cook, and several of her signature dishes will never be forgotten.  Nobody made a lasagna like hers (10" deep!), and no enchiladas could compare with hers. Carroll took pride in setting a beautiful table, and she did not mind spending all day in the kitchen to serve an exquisite meal. She loved to go out to eat, but it didn't matter where she went, she always ordered the salmon if it was on the menu.  

Carroll had a real passion for college football, her father "Moose" Carman was the team captain of the University of Utah Utes, and she always loved to watch the game.  She was a die hard Boise State Broncos fan, watching every game and traveling to watch them win the Fiesta Bowl. Even as she approached the end of her life and was confined to a bed, if there was a college football game she could watch, then life was okay.  

Carroll was preceded in death by her older brother, Alton John Carman, her parents Margaret and Alton Carman, and her husband David Lambert.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren, Paul and Monica Lambert and their sons Parker and Porter, and Mark and Stephanie Lambert and their children Dana, Michael (Phoebe), Emily, Kaitlyn and Lea, as well as her three nephews, Ken, Trent, and Curtis Carman.  

There will be a viewing at the Timber Creek Ward Relief Society room on Thursday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m.  There will be a graveside service to honor her life at 2:15 p.m. at the Dry Creek Cemetery in Boise Idaho.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to a school or teacher in your area.  

To send flowers to Margaret's family, please visit our floral store.


Services

Service
Thursday
April 21, 2022

1:00 PM
Duncan Lane LDS Chapel
7200 Duncan Lane
Boise, ID 83714

Service
Thursday
April 21, 2022

2:15 PM
Dry Creek Cemetery
9600 Hill Road
Boise, ID 83714

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Cemetery

Dry Creek Cemetery
9600 Hill Road
Boise, ID 83714

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