Charlene Kaye Nelson Lamb raymond
October 13, 2021
Charlene Kaye Nelson Lamb Raymond passed away peacefully in Helena on Sept. 27, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
It was a beautiful sunny Monday afternoon when she was welcomed into the waiting arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 67.
She was beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother/Oma, sister and friend.
She will be truly missed.
Charlene was born in Glasgow on Sept. 2, 1954 to Eldon Charles and Leona Veronica (Vande Wiele) Nelson.
She grew up in Hinsdale where her dad owned the Texaco gas station.
She attended Hinsdale School, where she created and continued to have many lifelong friends.
On Aug. 6, 1971 she married Ric Lamb of Saco, MT. They were married for 29 years. Together they raised four wonderful sons; Travis, Jason, Justin, and Landon.
She wanted everyone to know that she loved her boys more than life itself. Charlene never missed a concert or play in which her boys were involved. She was always on a sideline or in a wrestling gym cheering them on throughout their entire sporting careers. "They are my best work in life," she said.
Charlene married Dennis Raymond on November 2, 2006 in Kalispell, MT. Dennis brought two children to this union; Stacy and Bryan.
Charlene spent many years serving her communities. She was an EMT for more than 22 years with the Hinsdale and Phillips County Ambulance Service.
She later became the coordinator of the Phillips County Ambulance Service and worked with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, learning new curriculum and then teaching it to outlying communities within the state.
Anyone that met Charlene knew that she loved her Lord.
She did her best to teach her boys, their wives and grandchildren to love the Lord and that family is the most important thing on earth.
Charlene also loved music, dancing, playing cards and animals.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis of Toston, children Travis (Lizette) Lamb of Hinsdale, Jason (Janelle) Lamb of Sidney, MT, Justin (Gina) Lamb of Malta, and Landon (Janina) Lamb of Townsend, MT; Grandchildren, Madison and Chloe Lamb, Joshua and Emily Carrillo and Thomas Carberry III; Mercedes and Tristan Lamb; Gerome, Jalen, Justine, and Giona Lamb; and Jadon, Connor, Sophia, and Annaliya Lamb. She is also survived by brother Ron (Deb) Nelson of Paris, TN; sister Norine (Jim) Rice of Helena, MT; numerous nephews and nieces.
Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life for Charlene will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9 at Trailhead Christian Fellowship Church.
There will a graveside service at 11 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Hinsdale Cemetery.