ELKINS, W.Va. — One other unhappy remark comes this Memorial Day Weekend as West Virginia loses one other of its few remaining “Rosie the Riveters.”
Verla “Bobbie” Lamb, 98, died Wednesday, Might 26, at her dwelling in Elkins.
Lamb was proud to have labored at Glenn L. Martin Plane Firm at Baltimore, Maryland, as a ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ doing sheet steel and riveting work throughout World Struggle II.
As a part of the American Rosie Motion, Lamb helped with the “Ringing the Bell for Rosie the Riveter” effort, which started in 2014 on Labor Day.
In reminiscence of all Rosies, Verla was the primary to do the ringing of the bell, which occurred at Buckhannon-Upshur Excessive Faculty. At this time a bell is rung around the globe each Labor Day.
Anne Montague, founder and chief of the American Rosie Motion and “Thanks,” stated Lamb was the Rosie to ring the bell on the first ‘Ring a Bell for Rosies’ occasion, which is now a global occasion.
This description — from an article by Lawrence Messina of the Related Press that was featured within the West Virginia newspapers — explains the battle time efforts of the West Virginia Rosies:
They constructed fleets of Avengers and Marauders, plane that Individuals flew into battle throughout World Struggle II. They fastidiously assembled numerous explosive fuses and separated the chemical compounds for making TNT. Unknowingly on the time, some even crafted elements for the atomic bombs that helped finish the battle.
They’re West Virginians who served on the house entrance, among the many thousands and thousands of ladies who labored at protection vegetation to produce the battle effort. They’re the true lives behind the cultural icon referred to as “Rosie the Riveter,” they usually’ve begun telling their tales whereas they nonetheless can.
Rosies carried out all types of jobs because the U.S. ramped up battle manufacturing, together with these historically held by males as ladies changed them coming into the armed forces. The hassle to recruit the wanted labor drive led to the photographs of the female, rolled-sleeved patriotic employee made well-known by Norman Rockwell, J. Howard Miller and others. The propaganda marketing campaign spawned a success music on the time as nicely.
The American Rosie Motion, led by Anne Montague, tells the story of Rosies and in regards to the American Rosie Motion.
In December 2012, Lamb was honored to be part of an interview with all surviving West Virginia Rosies with Ann Curry of the TODAY present.
As a part of the bell ringing and recognition of Rosies, the American Rosies Second has designating six cities as Mannequin Rosie Cities: Huntington, WV: Washington, DC; Camden, SC; Brunswick, MD; Philadelphia, PA,; Washington, DC
However this Memorial Day Weekend, Montague stated the remaining Rosies will probably be considering of Lamb and her efforts on the first ‘Ring a Bell for Rosies’ occasion.
The next is from Lamb’s obituary:
Verla Katherine Shreve Lamb, 98, departed this life Wednesday, Might 26, 2021, at her residence in Elkins after a short sickness.
She was a loving spouse and devoted mom, grandmother and nice grandmother.
She was referred to as “Bobbie” to all her family and friends and lovingly known as “Grandma Bobbie” by her nice grandchildren.
She was born in Vegan, West Virginia, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 1922, to mom Hazel Talbott Shreve and raised by grandparents, Hulda and Darius Talbott.
She graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur Excessive Faculty within the class of 1941.
She married Arnol Gordon Lamb on Oct. 12, 1940, in Catlettsburg, Kentucky, and celebrated 63 years of marriage till his demise on Feb. 21, 2003.
Lamb was proud to have labored at Glenn L. Martin Plane Firm at Baltimore, Maryland, as a ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ doing sheet steel and riveting work throughout World Struggle II. …
She lived with Arnol and their son, Arnol Jr., in Baltimore, Maryland, till 1950, after they returned to Elkins and he or she labored at Hogan’s as a bookkeeper for 29 years till she retired.
She is preceded in demise by husband Arnol; mom, Hazel Talbott Shreve; and brothers, Mike, Robert and Paul Shreve.
She is survived by her son, Arnol Lamb, Jr. and spouse, Donna, of New Bern, North Carolina; granddaughter, Monica Christine Haskins and husband, Freddy, of New Bern, North Carolina; nice grandchildren, Allison Nicole Haskins of New Bern, North Carolina, Michael Haskins and spouse, Emily, of Jacksonville, North Carolina; great-great-grandchildren, Riley and Liam; grandson, Brandon Arnol Lamb and spouse, Leeza, of Yakima, Washington; great-grandchildren, Samantha Donna Lamb, Xarah Virginia Lamb, Kalub Arnol Lamb, Rebecca Caroline Lamb and Abraham Brandon Lamb, all of Yakima, Washington; her sister, Wannie Harris of Hugesville, Maryland; and plenty of nieces and nephews, who had been very particular to her.
She was a member of the Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church for 50 years. She was energetic in her group and was all the time there to assist others. She was president of the Backyard Membership and whereas a member of Beta Alpha Beta was chosen Secretary of the Yr.
Her fondest reminiscences had been a visit out west, the place she bought to take part in two of her nice grandchildren’s baptismal companies within the “Cathedral of the Rockies” Methodist Church in Boise, Idaho; she noticed the Hoover Dam as she proceeded to meet her dream of seeing the Grand Canyon and spent a number of days in Sedona, Arizona, and surrounding areas.
Different memorable occasions in her life had been her sixtieth marriage ceremony anniversary celebration, her many birthday events with family and friends and a household reunion along with her siblings and their households had been additionally particular to her.