Class of 1958
Sandra Dee Lee Lambert, wife, mother and ministering angel for 33 years in the nursing profession, died on Dec. 9 in hospice care in Nashville. She was 75.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frank Hayden Lambert, M.D.; her son Frank Hayden Lambert, Jr; her daughter Elizabeth Lee Lambert Fox (Stinnett); her brother John Dayton Lee (Pat); and granddaughters Amaranth Rose Hubner and Elizabeth Hayden Hubner.
Sandra was born in Paris, TN on February 2, 1940. Her father, Winfred Dayton Lee (1913-2001) retired from Emerson Electric Service in Paris. Her mother, Ruby Pauline Stockdale Lee (1914 - 2008) was a bookkeeper for a local Doctor in Paris. It may be the occasional after school afternoon spent with her mother at the Doctor’s office that inspired her to consider becoming a nurse.
Sandra graduated from Grove High School in Paris and entered nursing school in Memphis, TN shortly thereafter. She graduated from Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis in 1961, but not before declaring that the handsome young intern she met one day would be the man she would marry. That man, Frank Hayden Lambert, M.D. and Sandra were married on Dec 1, 1962 and only recently celebrated 53 years of marriage.
After a move to Nashville in 1962, son Frank Hayden Lambert, Jr was born in 1964, followed by daughter Elizabeth Lee Lambert in 1967. The family relocated to Charleston, SC for 2 years while Dr. Lambert served in the Navy Reserves.
After moving back to Nashville in 1969, Sandra worked for Baptist Hospital (now St. Thomas) for over 30 years. She was Charge Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for many years and mentored many young R.N.’s fresh out of nursing school. Her legacy and knowledge of critical care was passed on, and is still being utilized today by those she mentored.
Before retiring in 2002, Sandra had the special opportunity of helping literally tens of thousands of patients throughout her career in nursing in Nashville.
Sandra was an avid reader, gardener, a world class practical joker and a fabulous cook. Among her best known dishes were Sandra’s Pot Roast (immortalized in family lore as “fall-apart roast beef”), Chicken Pot Pie and her famous Pineapple Cheddar Casserole.
Services will be held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at Donelson Presbyterian Church - 2305 Lebanon Road Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 883-3248. Visitation will begin at 11:00 am, followed by services at 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, consider donations in the name of Sandra Lambert to Alive Hospice or Donelson Presbyterian Church.
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