Merian Joan Lambka

Obituary of Merian Joan Powers Lambka

Merian Joan Lambka was born in Bedford, VA, on May 30, 1931 and passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at her residence in Bedford. She was raised in Virginia and later in Dearborn, Michigan. There she met and married Howard Lambka on September 12, 1964. Jo worked for the Ford Motor Company, but then dedicated her life to raising a family including her two sons, James and Michael. Jo loved returning to Bedford and she and Howard retired there in 1991. This allowed Jo to cultivate many wonderful friendships and further old ones with relatives. Always a lady in dress and manner, Jo was also blessed with a fine wit and consistently looked (at least) ten years younger than she was. From humble and sometimes difficult beginnings, Jo achieved the life she wanted for herself and, more importantly, her family. She will be missed. Her family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National D-Day Memorial, P. O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523. A graveside service will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Dawn Compton officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Tuesday
5
October

Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Oakwood Cemetery
1311 Park Street
Bedford, Virginia, United States
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