Jerry Joan Lamb


Jerry Joan Lamb passed away on January 13th, 2018 at Tulsa’s St. John’s Medical Center. She was born in Thomas, OK on August 18th, 1945. Jerry was an elementary teacher for over 20 years. In 1993 she earned her Master’s of Science in Counseling from O.S.U.; she retired as an elementary school counselor and assistant principal. Jerry had a special passion for animals; whether it was horses, cows, a young injured barn owl, or the many dogs, kittens, wild rabbits, birds, or even the two pigs her children brought home. She enjoyed working in her yard and filling her bird feeders every day. Jerry’s life-long passion was realized when she began Little Orchids House of Shih Tzu. Jerry didn’t just raise and sell Shih Tzus; she nurtured, loved, and doted over each puppy. She was very particular when choosing the adoptive family. Many owners wrote letters and sent pictures of their furry babies as they grew; she cherished each and every update. Many of the families would only trust Jerry to care for their pets when they needed to travel. She would spoil them as much as she did her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Betty Keeler; and her third husband, P.R. (Butch) Lamb. She is survived by one brother, Larry Kirkpatrick; sister-inlaw, Nancy Kirkpatrick; daughters, Amy Heape and Kirsten Weems; son, Donovan Weems; seven grandchildren: Tanner, Donovan, and Ryker Heape, Kelsey, Olivia and Maya Taylor, and Jack Weems; niece, Judith Adams; nephew, Larry Christopher Kirkpatrick; and an innumerable number of dearly loved Shih Tzus and their families. There will be a burial service in Fay, Okla., at a later date. Arrangements were under the kind guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service and Cremation Directors of Enid. Condolences can be sent to Amy Heape, 212 Hinton Blvd, Mannford, OK 74044; Kirsten Weems, 865 Cobalt Ct, Tracy, CA 95377; Donovan Weems, 1519 Kildare Rd, Ponca City, OK 74604; and/or Larry and Nancy Kirkpatrick, 1828 SE First, Moore, OK 73160.

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