Elizabeth F. Lambert


Elizabeth Frances (Tibby) Lambert of Mount Lake Terrrace, Washington was born on August 19, 1977 in Denver, Colorado. She was reunited with her cherished Italian greyhound companion, Bellini, on December 1, 2022.

Kindness is Elizabeth summed up in a single word. Through her words and actions she offered never ending kindness, patience, compassion and forgiveness. Everyone who knew her was touched by the gift that was her open arms, sympathetic ear and understand heart. Though her own life was one of struggle as she fought for over a decade to overcome the severe health conditions brought on by Lyme disease and gastroparesis.

The love she lavished on those nearest her was never affected. “Elizabeth was the kind of person who is always in your corner no matter what.” said a close friend. “If I had a problem she was on my side even before I spoke.” Her ever advocating medical doctor and assistant note “Even though Elizabeth was always in great pain, she was kind, thoughtful and had a smile on her face.” Additionally, she had a cheeky sense of humor, a voice that loved to sing out and a beautiful smile.

Swimming weightless in the ocean, Anne of Green Gables, Greek salads and having tea time with friends were some of her favorite things.

Though Elizabeth never realized her dream of being a mother, that didn’t prevent her mother’s heart from giving unconditional love and support to her siblings, nieces, nephews, four grand-like children, and sponsoring children in South America. As well as dedicated care and affection to orphaned animals. She made sure everyone knew “you are loved”. Whatever the relationship, faithfulness was always singing softly in the background and leaving us humming it’s tune.
Her professional accomplishments concentrated on poverty alleviation, empowering children, human rights, family planning and much more. She proudly served on Mercy Ships organizing health clinics and at the Gates Foundation in Seattle in the family planning department offering numerous healthcare options for women and men around the world. In 2005, she graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a bachelors degree in Organizational Behavior.

Elizabeth was a devoted believer of her heavenly father whom she loved and served here on earth. She is at rest in his graces, reunited with those she loved her on this earth that proceeded her in death. Preceded by: her godparents, Geordie and Frances Whyte of Colorado Springs, Colorado, her adoptive father, Earl B. Lambert III of Arvada, Colorado, cousin John Barber, uncle Larry Barber

Elizabeth is survived by: Father, Mike Maddox (Noemi), Mother, Phyllis Posik (Larry), brothers Don Lambert (family) and David Lambert (family), sister Abbagail Lawrence (Phillip) nieces Samantha and Isabell Trevino and nephew J. Cash Lawrence, brother Jonathan E. Lambert (Dana) niece Lumia Lambert, aunt Sara Barber

Beloved by Ralph Buchan, Nicky & Mike Morris of Penticton, Canada alongside her honorary grandchildren of Nicky and Mike Morris; Savanna Elizabeth and Kaylee Lillian Morris, Ryder Andrew Morris and Austin Alexander Morris.

Proudly, Elizabeth greeted each of them as they entered the world. She was their Gran-E. A note of gratitude to the many who shared Elizabeth’s health journey goes to: Orjen and Manijeh, Jeff Granville of Mindful Presents, Gillian Ehrlich, ARNP, DNP, and staff. And to her decade long friends, you were always in her heart and her prayers, either near or far.

A memorial service will be held in Seattle at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of the following charitable organizations Elizabeth faithfully supported.
Mercy Ships:  mercyships.org/our-mission/
Project Cuddle:  projectcuddle.org
Mindful Presents:  mindfulpresents.org

6 Responses to “Elizabeth F. Lambert”

  • Phyllis Posik says:

    Tibby, these pictures say “volumes” of you and your beautiful life. It was with great joy and love that you came into my life as my daughter. Your life was a journey here on earth of great courage, strength, joy, wisdom. You always even as a child were sharing your heart, love, and skills with anyone you met or that needed them. Dearest Tibby, your race on earth is over, you have crossed the finish line in style and strength. You are now in the presence of Abba Father who you always loved and served. There are many there, Uncle Larry, Georgie and Mom Whyte and your family that went before you. MY heart will beat with joy of you, until I hear your cheeky humor of “what took you so long”? Until then sing, dance and rejoice as you hear the voice of Abba Father say, “well done, MY Tibby” Matt 25:21 love you sweet Tibby, mom

  • John Lambert says:

    A beautiful child is my memory. Life’s circumstances did not provide more opportunities for me to be part of her life. You are already missed.
    Uncle John

  • Kim Barnes says:

    Dear Elizabeth (don’t call me Liz).

    We had adventures together. Mercyships was the start and then you came to the UK where we had various holidays.

    Your big heart was kind and generous.

    Rest is peace beautiful.

    Much love

  • Heidi Lambert says:

    We remember you as such a sweet young lady, always so thoughtful and considerate. You always had a glow about you, that included a certain warmth with it. We will always remember your eyes that danced and your wonderful smile. Our heart is full thinking about the glorious reunion we are sure you had. Comfort prayers and thoughts to all of your family.

  • Linda Langsea says:

    I will always cherish the good and happy memories I have of Liz. May she rest in peace.

  • David "Cubby" Hillenburg says:

    A long time ago, there was this wonderful little girl in my classroom at Christian Fellowship School (I think there were only three girls). I will always remember her smile, her giggles, and her quick whit. I was also blessed to have her sit on my raft for two weeks in the Grand Canyon sharing one of the greatest adventures of my life. Liz, the little girl you were and the amazing women of God you became are an inspiration to so many! Someday when we stand together with Jesus I will look forward to sharing so many delightful memories.

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