Is with great sadness that the family of Charlotte Lambert announces her passing after a long decline in her health. Charlotte passed away in Vermillion, SD on February 9th, 2018 at the age of 92 years.
Charlotte was a citizen of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. She was born at home with her twin Tracy Wright to Guy and Nancy Little Money Lambert. Charlotte attended St. Mary’s School for Indian Girls. After graduating from high school, Charlotte moved to Sioux Falls South Dakota where she earned a degree in laboratory technology. She dedicated her life to improving health care for the people, working at Indian Health Service facilities in Gallup New Mexico and throughout the southwest and Montana. Charlotte was offered the position of Director of Quality Control for laboratories throughout the Aberdeen I. H. S. Area. Upon retiring from Aberdeen Area Indian Health Service, Charlotte moved to Vermillion SD to be by her her twin sister Tracy and younger sister Martha. Charlotte was recruited by the Native American community of Vermillion to head up the Urban Indian Health Clinic until that office was closed. At this time Charlotte moved into full retirement to enjoy her years in the Vermillion community and being with her sisters Tracy and Martha. She is survived by her sister Martha Haukaas, cousins and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, February 17 at the Bishop Harold Jones Bldg., Mission, SD, with burial to follow in the St. James/St. Paul cemetery in Horse Creek, SD. A prayer services will be at 7:00 PM Friday at the Bishop Harold Jones Bldg. The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion, SD and the Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine, NE are handling the arrangements.