Funeral services for Gary James Lambert, 63, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming.
Gary J. Lambert passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper Wy from COVID complications.
Gary was born in Downingtown Pennsylvania, Monday, December 16th, 1957, to a large family with eight brothers and sisters. He grew up in Downingtown working in his father’s service station and reminisced with pride about driving around in his 1968 Ford Bronco with high school friends and siblings. Gary graduated from Downingtown High School in 1976 and moved shortly after in 1977 to Douglas and went to work as an operator at the EXXON uranium mine for 5 years. Gary then joined the EXXON Merchant Marine as a pumpman doing world tours of all the continents working three months on two months off work schedule and bragged frequently about traveling to almost every port in the world (except Antarctica) to all his family and friends. Gary was elected Secretary of the EXXON Seamans Union in 1989 and stayed in the role for five more years before deciding to make a career change to accounting and bookkeeping. Gary began working as a bookkeeper for Gubbels Ford & Chrysler with dealerships in Douglas and Torrington, Wyoming, while also starting a side business in Computer Services. Gary received his accounting degree from Eastern Wyoming Community College in Douglas while working in bookkeeping and then joined longtime friend, Dick Berryman, at Berryman Accounting. Gary worked under Dick’s tutelage for many years and referred to Dick as his greatest mentor learning the accounting practices, also becoming a tax preparer. After Dick’s passing in March, 2020, Gary elected to continue the business on his own renaming it Douglas Accounting Services and bringing in a new partner in 2021, Jon Kamensky, to expand and grow the business. Gary stayed in the role of accountant and tax preparer until his untimely death.
Gary lived in Douglas and the surrounding areas for over 40 years and built many friendships and long-lasting relationships with local businesses and ranches. Although Gary never married or had children of his own, he always referred to Chris, Eddy, and Jon Kamensky as his kids and their children as his grandchildren. Gary had companionship through the years with his favorite breed of dog “the Schnauzer” and loved his dogs much like children. Gary lived far away from his hometown of Downingtown but kept in close touch and visited his parents and his many brothers and sisters often. Gary’s family when visiting would always be entertained with long drives and stories from one of Gary’s favorite places to hunt and fish in and around the Laramie Peak and Easterbrook range. Gary was passionate about family history and spent hundreds of hours researching with family members and was very active with Ancentry.com generating a detail family tree. As a young man Gary was active with hunting pronghorn, deer, and even bow hunting “Javelina” in Arizona and fishing many places around Wyoming. He enjoyed photography and shooting movies and as us all, good food. Gary had a generous heart and always did what he could for people in need and often went out of his way to help friends, family, and strangers alike. He will be remembered for his belly roll booming laughs and long phone conversations. Gary has been a great friend and is thought of as family by people close to him and will be sorely missed. In God’s hands you are delivered.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Earl R. Lambert and Ellen Pfitzenmeyer-Lambert.
He is survived by all his eight brothers and sisters E. Richard (Linda) Lambert, John (Beth) Lambert, Carl Lambert, Sharon Carlisile, Alan Lambert, Penny (Chuck) Lambert-Dowlink, Jay (Beth) Lambert, and Kris Cullinan along with numerous nieces and nephews.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com