January 25, 2017
Kathleen A. Parkman Lamb of Rockwood, TN passed away January 22nd 2017 at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester VA. She was born in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada, but brought up in Massachusetts . She graduated from Melrose (Massachusetts) High School in 1941 and then married Ben Lamb, Jr. from Rockwood, Tennessee.
Although she spent 75 years of her life in East Tennessee, her New England accent never disappeared. She had the unmistakable “broad A” mixed with a gentle southern lilt. She was the wife of a war veteran, a daughter of immigrants, and a mean card player. She was full of determination, generosity, humor, bravery, and kindness. She was an avid painter for most of her life and first discovered her love of art when—on a whim—she entered a national SPCA poster contest in school and won first prize. She has been a member of the Knoxville Watercolor Society, Tennessee Watercolor Society, The Art Market and Oak Ridge Art Gallery. She showed her art many times with her friends Frances Henley and Virginia Bilbrey, known in the art community as “The Rockwood Three”. Her paintings hang in many homes in East Tennessee .She was a well-known Genealogist having published numerous articles and books on the family’s history in both the United States and Canada. She was preceded in death by her dear husband of 53 years, Ben Jackson Lamb, Jr; her parents Tyler Louis and Eileen Allen Parkman and sisters Eileen Parkman Sanger Yardley and Patricia Parkman Goodwin.
She is survived by her children: Ben J Lamb, III of Burke, VA, Peter A Lamb and wife Leigh Alexander Lamb of Philadelphia, TN; Nancy Ruth Lamb Budny and husband Curtis J. Budny of Lake Frederick, VA. Also, grandchildren Kathleen Avery Budny Haslip (Steve Haslip and great grandson Theo), Peter Andrew Lamb and Tyler Alexander Lamb, Nathaniel Allen Budny, David Wilson Lamb; special step grandchildren Christopher Budny and Heather Budny Lysantri (husband Alex and great-grandchildren Johnny and Sophia), special niece Diane Goodwin Myers of Toronto and nephews Thomas Cassells Allen and his son William Allen of Kingston. She also leaves a host of friends and colleagues in the genealogy and art world as well as Rockwood, the town she wholeheartedly adopted and made it her home town for most of her life.
Arrangements are as Follows: Friday, February 3, 2017, Visitation will be held at Evans Mortuary from 6:00-8:00 PM, on Saturday, February 4, 2017 A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00pm at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)in Rockwood, Visitation will be held at 1:00pm to 2:00pm before the service at the church. Graveside services to be performed immediately after at Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood followed by a reception at the 1st Christian Church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Christian Church of Rockwood, TN for use in children’s programs, or to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Evans Mortuary is serving the Family of Mrs. Kathleen A. Parkman Lamb