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Irene Kaye Lambert

Irene Kaye Lambert, 73, of Idaho Falls, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at Lincoln Court.

She was born on January 19, 1951 in Pocatello, Idaho to C. Boyd and Ina Cottrell Lambert.  Following Irene’s birth, her family lived near Darlington, Idaho before moving to Mackay, Idaho  where Irene grew up.

Along with the usual childhood activities, Irene enjoyed going camping with her family and friends in the mountains around Mackay and Yellowstone National Park.  Taking 4-H, and raising rabbits, she graduated from Mackay High School in 1969.  She attended Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho where she majored in Clothing Design.  Following her graduation from college she lived in Brigham City, Utah where she worked at a coat factory and several other jobs.  She then moved to Arco and began working on the desert at the INEL site, where she worked for over 30 years.  While living in Arco she served as an EMT.  She later moved to Idaho Falls where she made her permanent home.

Irene was a very kind and loving person, always willing to help someone in need.  She enjoyed having three of her nieces live with her while they were completing college courses.  Irene always had a cat or dog living with her and she dearly loved her pets.

Irene’s favorite pastime included sewing, making quilts, playing Sudoku games, and reading.  She once entered a dance contest in Idaho Falls and won 1st place for doing “The Twist”.  Her homemade chocolate chip cookies were simply delicious.

She is preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Rick Philps.  Surviving is her sister, Cheryl Philps, Challis, ID; her brothers, Keith (Cindy) Lambert, Mackay, ID and David Lambert, Parker, ID; three aunts, one uncle and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Irene, we love you very much and we will miss you but you will live on in our hearts forever.  Love you Sis!

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at  the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery under the care of the Anderson Family Funeral Home.

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Graveside service to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. McCaleb Cemetery.