OBITUARY

Mardon Clark Lamb

January 30, 1929February 7, 2019

Our loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Mardon Clark Lamb, passed away peacefully at the age of 90, on February 7, 2019, at his home in Northridge, California, surrounded by his children. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Mardon was born at home in Mt. Carmel, Utah, to Osmer and Lela Lamb, on January 30, 1929. He was the sixth of eleven children. In his childhood, he traveled daily to Orderville for his schooling and graduated from Valley High School in 1947. While in high school, Mardon played basketball and was involved in theater and band. He enjoyed playing his trumpet in the dance bands with his older brothers. After high school, he went to Dixie College for two years, then entered the mission field for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in the Northwestern States Mission. On his first day entering the mission home, he met Sister Geraldine White, the office secretary, and she made an impression on him.

After his mission, Mardon enlisted in the Navy, serving in the dental technician program. He later joined the Naval Cadet Program. While in boot camp in San Diego, he was able to locate Geraldine who lived in Los Angeles. After a long-distance relationship, they were married December 23, 1952, in the St. George Temple. He was accepted into dental school at the University of Oregon, where he graduated as valedictorian. Afterward, he specialized in orthodontics at the University of Washington. With his wife and family, he moved to southern California, where he established an orthodontic practice in Woodland Hills. He practiced orthodontics for over 40 years.

Mardon served in many civic capacities. He established a local Neighborhood Watch Program, served as president of the Woodland Hills Rotary Club (and later served as district president), and was on the Los Angeles Public Affairs Counsel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He represented the Church in the San Fernando Valley Interfaith group and was chairperson of the Los Angeles Police Department Religious Forum.

Being a man of great faith, Mardon’s life was one of service. He served in many Church capacities, including bishop, high councilor, counselor in the stake presidency, and as a mission president with his wife, Geraldine, of the Indiana Indianapolis Mission, from 1986-1989. He always enjoyed teaching the Gospel Essential class at church and was known for his knowledge of the scriptures and ability to teach. His Christ-like love was evident in the way he lived his life and served others. Being a Lamb, he followed the Good Shepherd. He was greatly admired for his honesty, integrity, and kindness.

Mardon lived in the same home in Northridge for 50 years. It has been a gathering place for many activities and events. After reaching the landmark age of 90, which was marked by an open house to which many friends and family members came, he was able to pass away in his “castle”—his home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine, who died October 3, 2004. He later married Maybeth Holt on March 8, 2008. He is survived by Maybeth and his five children, Stephen (Margie) Lamb, Ginger (Tom) Wheeler, Kent (Jeanne) Lamb, Kristine (Roger) Warner, and Stacy Lord. Mardon had 22 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his three younger siblings, Lorena Lambert, Dalene (Dave) Fackrell, and Carolyn Cram.

The family would like to express its appreciation to Toni Stapley, Mardon’s caregiver in his final days.

Funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10123 Oakdale Avenue, Chatsworth, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1 p.m., with Bishop Matthew Norris officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Orderville Utah LDS chapel on February 23rd at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Mt. Carmel, Utah.

Services

23 February

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Orderville Utah LDS Chapel


Orderville, UT

23 February

Interment

Mt. Carmel Cemetery


Mt. Carmel, UT

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
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Mardon Clark Lamb

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Lorilyn Huntting Andrus

February 14, 2019

I served under President Lamb in Indiana from Oct. 1987 - May 1989. After I got of the plane , I had my first interview with him and he shared how surprising he was to see me get off the airplane with a cane. Salt Lake City/ MTC had not let him know anything about getting a missionary with a disability/special needs. I shared about the accident I had been in and my only real need was walking with a cane and probably to not be in the north during the winter. My first Area was close to the mission home, so we got to know each other well. He was a lovely man.
As also Sister Lamb. My objection was that sister Lamb tried to solve my problems and mother me more than I wanted. I have a streak of independence.
President Lamb did some dentistry work once a week in Victorville or close. He made arrangements to stop by and see my husband and I just after we were married in July 2000. He gave us a copy of “Between husband and wife”.
Fast forward several years, my husband and I were in the LA Temple for the Ridgecrest stake temple day. We joined another stake group for sealings. President Lamb was officiating, he asked me to come up to the altar to be proxy and then said “Sister Andrus why don’t you tell this group how you and I know each other.” I had been thinking he looked familiar, but it had probably been a good 10 years or more since I had seen him, so I just looked confused. He told everyone gathered that we had served together in the greatest mission, the Indiana Indianapolis. Then everything clicked and l was so excited that after the session I had to go up and give him a hug.

Byron Holdiman

February 10, 2019

I was also a missionary that served with President Lamb in Indiana (1988-1990). In 2010, we happen to come across President Lamb at the St. Louis airport and found out that they were serving in the Nauvoo temple. We got to have him and his wife at our house for dinner one Sunday and then when I was sealed in the temple to my parents, he conducted the session at the Nauvoo Temple. So grateful to have come across him at the St. Louis airport and to be able to reconnect.

Susan Ruiz

February 8, 2019

He was a wonderful neighbor to my mom who lived across the street, always looked out for her and I appreciated that so much. I will always remember his kindness and the way he cared about all things good. I will miss him.

Brian Allen

February 8, 2019

I served as a missionary under Pres. Lamb, in his first group of missionaries, from 1986-88. He was an amazing person and I loved him dearly. He always made me feel important and loved. He will be dearly missed. Sure Love Ya!

Jace Bird

February 8, 2019

I loved President Lamb. I served in Indiana under him from 87’-89’. Fortunately I went home the same day he did, so my whole service was under his leadership. Great scriptorian and a better man. Sad to hear of his passing, but his was a life well lived.

James Gates

February 8, 2019

Mardon Lamb was my bishop in 1982 he was a man of god a second father to me i will really miss him . He once told me i was the apple in his eye. I really loved Bishop Lamb i will really miss him I loved him so much.

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