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Schubal Leland “Schub” Lamb

December 30, 2011 by

Schubal Leland “Schub” Lamb, 94, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 at the Lake District Long Term Care Facility in Lakeview.
Schub was born Jan. 2, 1917 in Nowata, Okla. to Loy and Urcie (Van Diver) Lamb. He and his family moved by train from Oklahoma to the Westside in April 1921.
He would milk cows and do other chores before walking to Dry Creek Elementary School each morning. After graduating from Lakeview High School in 1934 he attended one term at University of Oregon and two terms at Southern Oregon State University. He then moved to Klamath Falls and worked as a field clerk testing cattle for T. B.
He served in the Army National Guard for one year before enlisting into the Army in 1940. While in the Army, he won the M1 Rifle Expert badge along with the M30 Carbine Marksman badge. He was also awarded the Army Defense Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and The Victory Medal. On Nov. 30, 1945 he was given an honorable discharge at Fort Lewis after serving five years, two months and 15 days. After a brief move to Texas, he relocated to Portland where he attended Molars Barber School, graduating in June 1948. He returned to Lakeview that same month to practice his trade and later bought his own barber shop. After barbering in Lakeview for 53 years, Schub retired on March 31, 2001 at the age of 84.
Schub was an avid sports fan. It was a great topic to discuss in the barber shop with his customers. In 1984 he went with a tour group to Italy.
In January 2000 Schubal was awarded the Senior First Citizen Award at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
He was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother Schubert L. Lamb; sister Isabel Lamb Butler; cousin Terry Velma Van Dever.
Schubal is survived by a niece and her husband Karen and John Gurney of Myrtle Point; great-nephew John J. Gurney of Calabasas, Calif.; great-niece Kristi Gurney of Las Vegas, Nev.; great-great nephew Edarian Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.; cousins Tony and Lisa Swinney of Lakeview.
At Schub’s request, no services will be held.
Contributions in memory of Schubal may be made to the Westside Cemetery Dist., 15188 Westside Rd., Lakeview 97630 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Desert Rose Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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