Clarence DeVoe Lambert of Nephi passed away in Ogden on January 30 after a prolonged illness.
He was born November 21, 1916 in Roosevelt, Utah to Clarence Lambert and Esther Smith Lambert. He married Afton Garrett on September 20, 1941 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The marriage was later solemnized in the Logan Temple.He attended schools in Roosevelt, Utah where he was active in student government, serving in different class offices and as student body vice-president. He was also active in sports, including tennis, basketball, football and boxing.
He attended Snow College, and then accepted a job with the Bureau of Reclamation on the Moon Lake Dam project. He later graduated from Utah State University and received a Master's Degree in Chemistry from the University of Utah.
He served in the United States Air Force during World War II. He worked for the Dept. of Employment Security. He taught chemistry at the Logan High School in Logan, Utah, Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, San Bernardino Valley College and Crafton Hills College in California, where he received the title of full professor and served as chairman of the Chemistry Department.
He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many different capacities, including teacher, president of the Young Men's organization, High Priest Group Leader, Bishop's Counselor and Executive Secretary. He also served as Bishop in the Rexburg Second Ward in Idaho and as Bishop in the Rialto Second Ward in California. He had a great love for all he taught and served.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Afton; two daughters, Carolynn L. Anderson, Klamath Falls, Oregon; and Twilla L. Gordon (Dr. Ronald F. Gordon), Ogden, Utah; four grandchildren, Alan Todd Gordon (Melony), Preston Farrell Gordon, Michael J. Anderson, and Peggy Anderson Neal (Robert); two great-grandchildren, Sandra and Robert Neal; one sister, Twilla L. Caldwell (Marion), Elverta, California; and one brother, Arthur E. Lambert (Loreta), Palm Desert, California. He was preceded in death by his parents; one younger brother, Nolan K. Lambert; and one grandson, Steven Mark Anderson.
Private Memorial Service to be held.
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