Sandra Jeanne Lambert

 

Sandra Jeanne Lambert, 71 of Navajo, MT passed away at her home on May 1, 2014.

Sandy was born in Scobey, MT on January 28, 1943 to Ruth and Eugene Hatfield.

As a child, Sandy was an excellent student who skipped the third grade and took every opportunity to hold pretend school with her siblings, of course, with her as the teacher. She was particularly fond of a pet horse named Pepper, which she spent many hours with, along with her Grandmother Iva and Grandfather Clifford Gibbs.

Sandy graduated from Flaxville High School in 1960 and went on to receive a degree in nursing from St. Francis Nursing School in Minot, ND in 1963. Sandy spent over twenty years, serving several communities, as a nurse and devoted caretaker. It was not unusual to find her racing somewhere to help a sick friend or answering phone calls from someone seeking medical advice. 

When Sandy was unable to continue nursing, she found her second calling, teaching certified nursing assistant classes at Miles Community College. In her retirement she continued her service to others as a temporary foster parent, helping kids with special needs. Sandy was a strong advocate for the rights, safety and welfare of foster children. She especially enjoyed caring for her foster daughter, Lisa.  

Sandy is survived by her mother Ruth and her three children, Monty Lambert (fiancé Christie Shelton; children Lacie & Larae Stone, Andi Lambert, Kiya & Devin Shelton), Monica Waisanen (husband Jim; children Hayden, Johanna, and Austin) and Commadore Peaster (wife Debra; children Joshua and Elizabeth). In addition she is remembered by her 7 siblings, Linda Tieg, Robert Hatfield, Jacqui Moore, Keith Hatfield, Kevin Hatfield, Larry Hatfield, Lance Hatfield along with their families. 

She is preceded in death by her father, Eugene Hatfield and niece, Terri Hanrahan.

Sandy will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 7th at 2:00 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Flaxville. A reception and fellowship will follow.