Mark Lambert was born Jan. 30, 1931, in Detroit, Mich. He graduated from Western High School and attended Michigan State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He spent most of his adult life in Southern California where he built the Lambert Advertising Agency, and created the cartoon characters Shorty and Cheap Chicken, which were used to advertise National Lumber.
He was a vibrant, energetic and creative man who always was giving service to the community. He was a volunteer fireman in Connecticut, and also volunteered for the Costa Mesa Police Department. He was happiest in his later years volunteering for the Shalimar Learning Center in Costa Mesa, serving on the board of the Lido Sands Community Assn., also, the Back Bay Interpretive Center, and serving his church.
He went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Aug. 20, 2010, after a long battle with colon cancer.
He is survived by his wife, Carol, son Chris, stepdaughters Karen Ridenour (Rick Kibbey), Renee (Kevin Plate), and Michele (Larry Rogers). He will also be missed by grandchildren Parker, McKenzie, Jack, Jesse, Davis, Trent, and his former wife Laurie. He will remain in our hearts forever.
A Memorial Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 801 Dover Drive, Newport Beach.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hoag Cancer Center, www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org.