Catherine Culbertson Lambert passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa to the late Hilton (Cub) and Margaret Gillen Culbertson. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 from 5 pm till 9 pm. A rosary will be held at 7 pm. Visitation will resume on Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 10 am until religious services at 11 am at St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church conducted by Fr. Eric Gyan. Entombment to follow at Hope Haven Mausoleum in Gonzales. Pallbearers will be Murphy Painter, Kenny Lambert, John Gillentine, Chris Picou, Louie Lamendola, and Gilbert Merren. She is survived by significant other and friend, N. A. "Sonny" Lamendola; daughter, Lori Cage and husband Stewart; son, Kevin Lambert and wife Lori; daughter, Mandy McCarroll and husband David; grandchildren, C.J. Cage, Emma Lambert, Meredith Wilson, Carson Lambert, Dalton Wilson, and Austin Wilson; brothers, James Culbertson and wife Janet, Don Culbertson and wife Mary Jane, Cliff Culbertson and wife Judy; step-sister Angie Guidry; nieces, Tara Judd, Cassie Baker, Faine Stevens, and Chris Byrd. She is preceded in death by parents, Hilton (Cub) and Margaret Culbertson. Throughout her life she loved learning new things. She attended many schools and classes. She spent her childhood traveling the United States with her parents and attended over 34 schools before graduating High School. She pursued a career in nursing. She was a licensed florist, published stained glass artist; she authored and published a cookbook. Whatever her interest was at the time, she studied it and became proficient in it. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to family and friends. She will be greatly missed by many.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Aug. 5 to Aug. 6, 2014