A native Californian, Jo spent her early years in Lynwood, California where she was active in school bands, orchestras and church youth groups. Jo rode and competed for many years with the Montebello Horseriders club, riding in parades and rodeos.
During her college years she served as assistant director and counselor for the Pomona Valley Campfire Girls and received a B.A. from Whittier College in 1957.
Jo was an avid hiker, conducting camp activities in the Barton Flats area of the San Bernardino mountains. She was a member of the San Gorgonio Guides Hiking Club – climbing San Gorgonio, Mt. Baldy, Pikes Peak and minor mountains in Hawaii, Alaska and Canada.
Jo taught elementary school in the Whittier City School District for 32 years, traveling in the summers to all 50 states and Canada.
She retired from teaching in 1989 and was an active member of California Retired Teachers Association.
Jo joined Lutheran Church of the Master, Corona del Mar, in 1994 where she
served on the Auxiliary of Seaview Plaza.
Jo Lambie was a quiet, gentle person who tirelessly inquired after the welfare of others. She sent countless cards and letters to people of all ages, sharing her love and concern for them and witnessing to her Christian faith by often including wellchosen verses from the Bible which underscored God's love and promises in Jesus Christ.
Memorial gifts may be sent to Lutheran Church of the Master, 2900 Pacific View Drive, Corona del Mar, California 92625, 949-759-1031, www.lightofthemaster.com.
She is survived by a cousin, Richard Templin, of San Diego, California.
The funeral service of victory will be held Saturday, February 19, 3PM at Lutheran Church of the Master, Corona del Mar.