Alva Dolores Lambeth, 84, of Munday passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born the daughter of Ferris and Lila Fay Mobley on Sept. 23, 1935 in Goree.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband and the love of her life for 66 years John (Sandy) Loyd Lambeth; daughters Angie and husband Phil Bailey of Mesquite and Kelly and husband Paul Sanderford of Belton; sisters Gay Yost of Munday and Werva Bingham of Edmond, OK. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Brandon Bailey and his wife Erin of Dallas, Cole Bailey of Chicago, IL, Tanner Sanderford, Ty Sanderford and Emlee Sanderford of Belton; two great-grandchildren Oliver and Jude Bailey.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Mona Pribyla as well as special nieces and nephews.
Dolores graduated valedictorian from Goree High School in 1954. She married her sweetheart after graduation and moved to El Paso while her husband John served in the Army. They moved back home to Goree and she was the pianist for Goree Baptist Church from 1955-1979. She also served as pianist for First Baptist Church in Munday from 1979-2017. She worked for the Postal Service for more than 40 years. She became the first woman Postmaster for Munday from 1979-2004. She also became the first woman to serve as president of the Munday Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture from 1987-1988.
She loved playing the piano, singing and spending time with her children and grandchildren. But most importantly she loved helping and supporting her husband with his farming business. She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and leaves a lasting legacy to her family.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Munday. Interment followed in Goree Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Alva Dolores Lambeth or Missions Ministry at First Baptist Church in Munday.