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Aug 8, 2013 - Staff
Paul Lamb, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 70 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Riverton. Pastor Rex Whitman and Pastor Jack Olsen will officiate.
Orville Paul Lamb was born April 16, 1943, in Genoa, Neb., the son of Orville Benjamin and Edna Marie (Pflaum) Lamb. He spent his early years in the Riverton area and graduated from Riverton High School in 1962.
Mr. Lamb worked in the Gas Hills for the uranium mining industry, at Brasil & Sims Construction of Lander and Emulsified Asphalt of Casper before starting his own business, Ramshorn Construction, in Casper in 1989. He retired in 2007.
He lived in Lander from 1975 to 1980 then moved to Casper until 2009. He spent a few years in Texas, but his family said his heart never left Wyoming, so he and his wife, Helen, returned to Casper as quickly as they could to start a business. Mr. Lamb moved to Cody in 2009 and returned to Riverton in 2011.
On Dec. 21, 2008, he married Lorraine Brodle at the First Baptist Church in Riverton. They brought together five children to make a family.
Mr. Lamb was an Elder at the Evangelical Free Church of Casper. He was the co-founder of The Friendship Factor in Casper, a faith-based non-profit devoted to helping single mothers.
He also was involved in Fathers in the Field and Makarios International.
His family said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, collecting firearms, classic cars, and reading and collecting historical books.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine, of Riverton; son Ben Lamb and his wife Jasmine of Helena, Mont.; daughters Rebecca Thayer and her husband Shayne of Casper and Jamie Lamb of Austin, Texas; stepson Jeremy Schumacher and his wife Lisa; stepdaughter Tanya Simental and her husband David; sisters Yvette Adams and her husband Orville of Riverton and Anita Fisk and her husband Cliff of Sheridan; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Edna Lamb, and his first wife, Helen (Kramer) Lamb.
The family requests that memorials be made to Fathers in the Field, 645 Main St., Lander, WY 82520, or www.fathersinthefield.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.