Lillian Lambert Everett, a former principal in the Arlington Public School system, died Thursday, May 23 at the Sunnyside Retirement Home in Harrisburg, where she lived for the past three years. She was 88.
She was born in Covington, on Sept. 16, 1913, daughter of the late Rev. Okie D. and Rhoda Shultz Lambert.
Everett was a graduate of Madison College and a lifelong member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Her love of children led her to a profession in education. She was employed by the Arlington County Public School System for 38 years, serving as an elementary teacher, school principal, and director of special education services.
On Dec. 31, 1960, she celebrated her marriage to Olin William Everett with a wedding reception held for all of the students at her school in Arlington. Her husband preceded her in death on March 14, 1989.
Everett was a member of The United Church in Washington, D.C. and a member of Harvey Memorial Church in Brandenton Beach, Fla. where she spent many winters.
Everett enjoyed being with her family, friends, and seeing the world. She traveled to Mexico, England, Scotland, the British Isles, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Greece, the Caribbean Islands, and the Panama Canal. She was a role-model for all her family members. She was always loving, caring, and compassionate. She was a generous contributor to many charities, including sponsorship of girls in India. Her love of education also led her to contribute to educational funds for numerous children.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Okie D. Lambert and Delbert Lambert.
She is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille Lambert Brown and Harmon Brown of Foster City, Calif. Other survivors include three nieces, one nephew, four great nieces, three great nephews, and seven great-great nieces and nephews. In addition, she has two first cousins and seven second cousins. Everett had an adopted family, including Virginia Dofflemeyer, Martha Baugh Clarke, and children Michael, Phillip, and Sharon Baugh.
A memorial service will be held in Highland County at a later date. The family suggests memorial tributes be made to the charity of choice.