A state board Monday revoked the license of Lamb Funeral Home of Pasadena, whose operators are awaiting trial on dozens of felonies, including improperly cremating bodies and diverting earnings from prearranged funeral trust accounts.
The state Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers in Sacramento said the revocation, which becomes effective March 30, is the result of a stipulated agreement under which Lawrence Lamb, who holds the license, agreed to a voluntary revocation.
But the board announced that it had issued a new license, subject to stringent conditions, to the Lamb Management Co., which is owned by Lawrence Lamb’s sons, Bruce and Kirk Lamb, who had no involvement in the previous operation.
Among the restrictions are that former operators of the business, Lawrence Lamb’s daughter, Laurieanne Lamb Sconce; her husband, Jerry Sconce, and their son, David Sconce, have no relationship with the new business, to be known as Pasadena Funeral Home.
The Sconces are awaiting trial in Pasadena Superior Court on nearly 70 felonies, including selling parts of 26 bodies for research without permission of the next-of-kin. David Sconce additionally faces charges of soliciting the murder of the former prosecutor in the case.