Iris Lambert Hall, lifelong resident of Pueblo, loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away November 6, 2005, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, Marion L. (Hatch) Hall, of the family home, her son and daughter-in-law, James M. Hall and Winifred E. Parker, of Livermore, California; brother, James M. Lambert of Boulder Creek, California; and nieces and nephews, Linda G. (Larson), Thomas C. and Christopher B. Tomky of Rocky Ford, Colorado; Laura Ann (Tomky) and Robert Cassiday of Hudson, Colorado; Cari Jo (Larson), Robert, Jeffrey, Justin and Amber Keeney of Pueblo; Edith, Nancy and Brian Lambert of Canon City, Colorado; James M., Nicki and Cristi Lambert and Linda (Lambert) and John Shivers and Jack Provinzano of Boulder Creek, California; David and Jinny Vigil and family of New Mexico and many dear friends who will all miss her. She was devoted to her family and spent long periods caring for her parents, Ira J. And L. Mabel (Peterson) Lambert and her younger sister, Gail E. (Lambert) Larson, all of whom predeceased her after extended illnesses. She was also predeceased by her nephew, Gregory A. Larson, brother-in-law, Wm. E. Larson and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Francisco A. and Helen (Hall) Vigil. Iris attended the Methodist Church from early childhood. A graduate of Centennial High School, she was secretary at Hinsdale School and W.A. Wills Ford for several years before beginning a 40 year career as a legal secretary. She retired in 1987 after over 30 years with Bartley & Glover Law Office. Iris enjoyed family research and spent many years researching and traveling with her husband to areas where their families had lived. She was a past officer of the Southeastern Colorado Genealogy Society, as well as member of several other societies throughout the country, and served many years as a volunteer in the Family Research Department of the Pueblo Public Library, assisting others interested in researching their family histories. She was also a member of the Pueblo Newcomers Club. During World War II, Iris was a Red Cross Nursing Aide and after the war, received recognition for having served over 1500 hours of volunteer work at St. Mary Hospital. Most of this time was spent in service on the maternity floor. On several occasions when large groups of wounded or ill servicemen arrived at the Pueblo Air Base enroute to military hospitals in this part of the country, she assisted the staff at the Base Hospital with their care until they could be transferred. Later, she was a Red Cross Volunteer Aide for several years in the admitting room of Corwin Hospital. Viewing at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral to be held at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, Pueblo, at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 10, with the Rev. Mike Lipinski officiating. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery, Pueblo. The family respectfully suggest that in lieu of flowers, memorials in her name be made to the Family Research Department of the Pueblo Public Library through the funeral home or direct to the library. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Hall Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss. I was honored to assist Iris in Pulmonary Rehab at Parkview Hospital. She was my very special patient and friend. I will miss her. Much Love, Chris Arveschoug RN

  2. Jim and Family,

    Just wanted to let you know I was saddened to hear that your mother had passed away. It really brings back the flood of feelings that accompany the loss of a parent. Its a very difficult time; and it changes your life. The only good, is that it collects family and friends that you only wish your Mom were alive to see. My heart goes out to you and your Dad. I spoke with your Dad briefly last night to offer my condolences and he sounded alot like my Dad would have sounded–strong but hurting. I remember you indicated that your Mom recently celebrated her birthday at our reunion this past August. Again, my very sincere and heartfelt sympathy.

  3. Dear Hall Family,

    I learned of Iris’s passing today in a letter from James Hall. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. I was worried about her, as I could tell her health was failing as well. She was a faithful researcher and helper for much Jessee Family genealogy, many descendants of James Jessee owe their information to her. I would like to include the obituary in the next Jessee Family Newsletter, and I know many will mourn her loss as well, as she was a faithful contributor to the Newsletter, too.

    Please share my condolences, and though I never had the pleasure to meet her in person, she was a helper and friend, even by long distance correspondence. I am sorry for your loss, but you can be very proud of her, too.

    Jim Jessee

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