Plant Memorial Trees
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
9:30 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)
For those that cannot attend the services, you can watch the live-stream here.
With heavy hearts we say goodbye-too-soon to our beloved Eli Michael Lamb. Born in Vernal on July 31, 1998, he passed away in Altonah on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at the age of 22.
Eli was known for . . .
His mastery of pop culture trivia, most notably Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Jurassic Park.
His hilarious laugh, smile, wit, comedic timing, and spot-on impersonations.
His deep connection with his mother, who he affectionately referred to as “Snookyookums.”
His loyalty to his friends and family and attendance at every important event.
His willingness to pitch in at the farm and on his cousins’ chores.
His operatic singing in the bathroom.
His gazelle-like Parkour skills, jumping from ledge to ledge and hoisting himself up on cliffs.
His uncanny ability to fall into every ditch, pond or canal he was near.
His drawing of movie characters and super heroes.
His rambunctious, care-free, and no-fear attitude as a little boy.
His enjoyment of hiking and habit of running ahead and taking everyone on adventures off-road.
His pets that he brought home from the county fair or the grocery store without asking.
His dedication to lifting weights and exercise.
His work on both grandparents’ farms, digging a pond, trenches, irrigation and fixing fence.
His being game to join in and play ultimate frisbee, soccer, or longboard down the canyons.
His 1996 green Chevrolet Silverado.
His fierce patriotism from an early age.
His kind, listening ear and free-minded thinking.
Eli will be missed every time we . . .
Gather for movie nights and lack his post-movie review, theories, criticisms, or fun-facts.
Hear retro music or movie soundtracks like Jurassic Park, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Shrek 2.
See an old “piece” of a truck.
See a Woody doll in need of a friend.
Hear someone use his old childhood excuse for a failing “It’s because my mom smoked.”
Read his journals and his testimony of a loving Heavenly Father and his many blessings.
Make a late night run to Betos for Mexican food or McDonalds for a burger or McFlurry.
Hear someone whistling through the house, as it made us feel like all was happy and well.
Share a funny meme or video, so we can hear him giggle and watch his shoulders shake.
Have long talks late into the night, laughing till we hurt, going from one joke to the next.
Argue, as we loved to hear his insights, opinions and discover the things we could agree on.
Eli will continue to minister to his parents, Greg and Wendy; his siblings, Bo and Jocelyn; his grandparents, Gail and Taylor Thayne; and dozens of aunts, uncles and cousins, among whom were some of his best friends. He will be laid to rest in Altonah, Utah, next to his grandparents LaNar and Irene Lamb, and Uncle Glenn Lamb. Eli is survived by his dog Ben and cat Al.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Altamont Stake Center. There will be a viewing on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Hullinger Mortuary and on Wednesday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the church. The funeral service will be live-streamed and if you cannot attend, it can be viewed here and the link below.
Burial will be in the Altonah Cemetery.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Eli, please do so at www.bestfriends.org.