Lawrence D. Lambert, aka Canyon Rim Cowboy Poet, depicted above, circa June 1952, with his lifelong sweetheart and companion, Cowgirl, Jeanine M. Lambert, in the company of his family, died Nov. 7, 2021 due to complications from a long, well-lived life spent pursuing all things bright and beautiful.

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He pursued his education at Sherman Elementary, Olympus Junior High, Granite High School, and the University of Utah. In his lifelong career, he advanced from an entry level position into an engineering supervisor position at Mt. Fuel (Questar), allowing him to retire at an early age.


He loved books, music, art, tennis, fishing, a good joke, the outdoors, traveling, a hearty conversation, his family and his wife of 69 years. He was a skilled writer, vocalist, athlete, mathematician, investor, storyteller and do-it-your-selfer. He was incredibly disciplined, meticulous and consistent. With his wife’s assistance, he built his first home in Salt Lake in the Canyon Rim area, and later helped design, craft and artistically furnish his second home in Ivins, Utah to create an esthetically beautiful and elegant refuge from Salt Lake’s cold winters, and from the worries of the world.

He is predeceased by all of his siblings, except the youngest, Linda Melville (husband Lynn), L. Drew Lambert (son, who is survived by his wife Lonie), Collin N. Hanson (grandson), and Stacie R. Howard (granddaughter). Those of his immediate family, yet to follow him into the eternities are: wife Jeanine, daughters Rochelle (spouse Nile Larsen), Teresa, Melissa (husband Mathew Bradford); sons Loren Mitchell (wife Denae), Wade, Adam Trenton (wife Janet); and his 83.5 grand-and-great grand-kids.

Lawrence’s self-poetic portrait of his later years:

THE RUNES OF UNKNOWN STRANGER (POET SELF-PORTRAITURE)

THERE IS A STRANGER

WHO LIVES IN MY STEAD,

HE EATS AT MY TABLE

AND SLEEPS IN MY BED.

I’VE HEARD HE TALKS OF HIS ACHES

AND MENTIONS HIS PAIN

AND RELATES SILLY OLD STORIES

OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

AND THAT HE TRIES TO REMEMBER

WHAT HE JUST BARELY THOUGHT

AND THEN RECOLLECTS

WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE FORGOT.

THEY SAY HE’S A STUBBORN OLD COOT,

THINKS HE’S RIGHT WHEN HE’S WRONG.

AND HE GOES AROUND HUMMING

AN OLD 50'S SONG.

I SELDOM SEE THIS STRANGER;

IT’S GOOD HE DOESN’T KEEP APPEARING,

BUT I KNOW HE’S STILL AROUND

‘CAUSE MY UNDERWEAR KEEPS DISAPPEARING.

AND WHEN I TAKE THE TIME

TO CHECK OUT MY REFLECTION,

HE’S ALWAYS THERE—AN OLD, OLD MAN

GLARING IN MY DIRECTION.

LD. LAMBERT © 4/04/2014

The viewing will be at 1:30 pm and graveside services at 2:00 pm on Friday, Nov. 12 at Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery, 3115 East Bengal Boulevard (7800 South) Cottonwood Heights, Salt Lake County, Utah, (801) 943-0831, https://bit.ly/3c25LIN. https://memorialutah.com/. Remote Zoom participation enabled.

Family

  • Survived By
  • Linda Melville, Sister
  • Jeanine Marler Lambert, Wife
  • Rochelle Larsen, Daughter
  • Teresa Clarde, Daughter
  • Melissa Bradford, Daughter
  • Adam Trenton Lambert, Son
  • Loren Mitchell Lambert, Son
  • Wade Lambert, Son
  • Preceded in Death By
  • L. Drew Lambert, Son
  • Collin N. Hanson, Grandson
  • Stacie R. Howard, Granddaughter

Life Story Info

Author

Loren M. Lambert

Post Date

Nov 11, 2021

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Personal Info

Born

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Died

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Cause of Death

Age

Age

87

Gender

Male

Religion and Beliefs

Latter-day Saint

Occupation

Architecture & Engineering

Politics

Independent

Worked For

  • Mt. Fuel/Questar

Education

  • Associate's
    University of Utah
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