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Jackie Joette Lamberth Williams Nye

Jackie Nye passed away on July 24, 2022, from the ravaging effects of cancer. She was born July 18, 1943, in Houston, Texas to James Daniel Lamberth and Mamie Maxine Ferris. She lived in Houston and Dallas and later the family moved to San Bernardino, California where she graduated from high school. She met Richard Lee Williams and they married on May 26, 1964, in Flagstaff, Arizona. The lived in California, Oregon and Brigham City, Utah. Their children and spouses are Laura Page (Steve) Cousins, Patricia Joette (Arie) Craig, Richard Bedford (Biff) (Kristin) Williams and Skip McLauren (Bonnie) Williams. Jackie and Richard later divorced. She married Donald Victor Nye on October 24, 1986, in Ogden, Utah and she inherited six more children: Chris Donald (Sandy) Nye, Sheila (Brad) Waters, Troy Alan (Kristi) Nye, Marlene (Darrin) Caulford, Mark Jason (CodiAnn) Nye and Jamie Dawn (Bryant) Hamill.

Jackie went to work at Weber State University in January 1987 and had a very successful career and retired after twenty-seven and a half years, at the age of 71. She and Don bought their first home together in North Ogden in 2012 where she resided until she passed away. She cherished the time she spent with her children and grandchildren, and she was a true lover of the world around her. She was an amazing seamstress. There wasn’t anything she couldn’t sew. When she and Don married, she had few clothing items that bore a label. She’d shop, find something she liked, buy a pattern and material and would make it.

She leaves behind a legacy of ten children, twenty-seven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren as well as her loving husband Don, Her sister Jeanne (Jay) Zincke, Her brothers Ron (Elena) Lamberth and Larry Lamberth, and a sister-in-law Judy Lamberth. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Rick and Les Lamberth. A Special thanks to Doctor Derrick Haslam of the St. George IHC, and the cancer center staff at the McKay Hospital in Ogden, as well as all those who cared for Jackie from Aspire Hospice.

Cremation under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary in Ogden with inurnment in the Cremation Gardens at Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park. Jackie, in her true character, chose not to have any public service, but there will be a private service in the future.


Jackie was always a joy to work with. Such a a kind, caring person. I was saddened to hear of her passing.

Dennis DeFrain Jul 31 2022 3:09 PM

My deepest sympathies to Jackie’s family. She was a kind witty and delightful woman. I enjoyed working with her. She left a wonderful legacy.

Nancy Collinwood Jul 30 2022 8:26 AM

Jackie was a special women as you all know. I appreciated her friendship while working with her at WSU. She always had great insight and a special sense of humor. She will be greatly missed!

Brian Stecklein Jul 29 2022 3:04 PM

Jackie was my supervisor she hired me, at Weber State University. She always had a wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile. I really enjoyed working with her, I was so impressed with her seamstress skills.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

Teri Ashley Bell

Teri Bell Jul 29 2022 2:00 PM

So many people touched through WSU -- then doubled, at least, by Page! Love and sympathies to you all.

Julie Huss Jul 29 2022 1:54 PM

Sending so much love to Don and family. Jackie was truly an expert in all she did! She was such a blessing in my life while working at WSU, and will always hold a place in my heart. Much love to all your family at this time of her passing.

Diane Jones Jul 27 2022 9:34 PM

Regret is a terrible thing. I wish I had more opportunities to get to know you better. You were always so nice to see and visit with when I did see you. You will be missed.

Shane Nye Jul 27 2022 6:40 PM

My sincere condolences to her family and Don.

Julie Workman Jul 27 2022 4:06 PM

Jackie left an indelible impression on all of us who had the privilege to work with her at Weber State. Condolences to Page and Don and the rest of the family. I miss running into her at the North Ogden Smith's. RIP Jackie.

John Kowalewski Jul 27 2022 3:57 PM

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