I am a member of the Purdue Veterinary Technology class of 2001. Dr. Lamar was my anatomy professor. He was a wonderful person and a great educator. He was passionate about his subject matter, and was always willing to help a student.
What Dr. Lamar taught me I still use to this day. I now work in the Purdue Veterinary Technology program as an instructor in the anatomy courses. I have Dr. Lamar to thank for helping me get to where I am today.
Our love in Christ to all of you. Tom and Family.
I wanted very much to attend Carl&s funeral this afternoon, but at the last moment I got a call from a former flute student of mine who is a college flute major and in town to play in the Lafayette Symphony&s Keller competition tomorrow morning. She was in need of someone to listen to her and her accompanist at a rehearsal at noon and help get her piece ready for the judges. I spent over an hour and a half with her and things were going well as we ended. My heartfelt apologies for not being at the funeral, but I felt I was needed by my young flutist. My sympathies and prayers are with all of you. Here is a favorite poem of mine which was written by a former minister many years ago not long before he died of a brain tumor.
Celebrate, My Friends
Celebrate, my friends,
when this my life, too,
is complete and I will
have exchanged ""the ambiguity
of existence"" for that
full view of the Maker
""face to face.""
And be not concerned
to mark my grave-
If I have loved and
labored well, there will
be marks on souls I
a truer record, even
with its pain,
memorial enough for me.
Carl Lamar touched many souls with his gentle ways, his family, his contacts with students, his church and his friends. He will be missed.
visited and knew one another very other well. My sister and I used to play with George and Carlton when we were children growing up. We did not go to the same schools so we drifted apart as we progressed through school. I ended up teaching with Ruth at Thorntown Elementary in the 1970s. She taught second grade across the hall from my first grade room.
I am glad you put the obituary in the Lebanon Report so I could express my sympathy and remember the good times we had together with the Lamar family when I was a young child.
Once again, sorry for your lose.
So sorry to read about Carlton, I was shocked. Your Mom always kept me informed of how everyone was doing. I sure miss all of the good times we all had.
When I was real young Carlton and George would help take care of me at church functions and I thought the world of both. As time went on I learned to love and respect Carlton and the Dover Church for everything they did for me. I know he will be greatly missed.
My love and prayers are with all of you.
Nancy (Pennington) Glynn