William Lambert Sr., 68, was born April 18, 1949 in Poplar, Montana to Lewis “Punchie” Lambert III and Helen Damn Lambert. He attended school in Poplar, Brockton, Sidney, Flandreau and United Tribes for Automotives.
William worked at A&S from 1973-2003, Tribal Express from 2005-2017, CHR Transporter, housing maintenance, oil rig derrick hand and a ranch hand.
William is survived by his children, Willette Lambert, William Lambert Jr. “Duta”, Loyd Lambert; special grandson William Lambert III all of Poplar; brothers, Carl Lambert “Chucky” of Poplar, Joseph (Margie) Lambert of Idaho, Robert Lambert of California; step-brother Casper Lambert of South Dakota; sisters, Carol (Lino) Contreras, Anna Lambert both of Idaho. Sister-in-law Sybil (Robert Sr.) Summers of Poplar; cousin-in-laws Monica LaRoque, Diana (Les) Big Horn, Judy Falcon, Iren Big Horn all of Poplar, Brenda Bauer from Wolf Point, Anita Lee, Joni (Fred) Zast both from Trenton, Edwin “Chowie” Falcon, Kevin Falcon, Alex Falcon, Ford (Dana) Falcon all of Poplar, Bruce Bauer (Ingrid) from Wolf Point. Nieces Melissa (Elston) La Belle, Terri Summers, Megan (Eddie) Black, Leslie Big Horn, Leah, Lisa, and Mary Strauser, Tashena Falcon, Briann, Tyree, Burshia, Jessica, and Brandy Simons, Meralees Falcon, Clarice Bauer, Haley Bauer Shiela, Tammy, Linda, Diana, and Toya Lambert, Jackie Harada. Nephews Robert Summers Jr., Benjamin Summers, Darin, Jesse, Tommy, Nicholas, Mikel, Terell, Dominic, and Austin Falcon, Daniel Weeks, Theo Crowe, Shanlee Big Horn, Justin Bauer, Dakota Robinson, Eddie Robert, Steven, Henry, Tom and Milka Lambert. Grandchildren Eliza and Tyron Mason, Zoey Summers, Aiden Kelsey, Patience Cantrell, Seth, Joseph, Print and Jaylynn Black; great-grandchild, Aspen Lambert; special friend Morris Buckels.
William is preceded in death by his parents, Lewis “Punchie” Lambert III and Helen Damn Lambert; his wife, Eliza Half Red Lambert; daughter Tonya “Taco” Lambert; brother Edward “Eddie” Lambert; niece, Angela Summers and nephew, Lawrence Crowe.