Lambert Funeral Home


Richard Thomas Mallard

February 22, 1945January 7, 2021

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness; we announce the death of Richard Thomas Mallard (Rocklin, CA), who passed away on January 7, 2021, at the age of 75, leaving family and friends to mourn. Please leave a sympathy message to the family on this memorial page to pay them a last tribute.

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Richard Thomas Mallard

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Marshall Cook

January 15, 2021

Dick was my "FOLD"-- Friend of Longest Duration. I met him in kindergarten in Altadena, CA. We really connected in high school. He was one of the kindest (and funniest-- on purpose) people I've ever known, a joy to be around. We wound up living far apart, but Dick and wife Patty visited Ellen and me in Madison, WI a few years ago. Such joy.

Lisa Brettschneider

January 14, 2021

I’ve known Dick for the majority of my life. I remember camping trips our families had together. A couple of years after graduating from high school, I went to work at WESTEC where Dick was the Executive Director. I have so many memories discussing non-fiction books, Mammoth, and a couple of times he found pictures of me as a kid and would bring them in to show to everyone at work. After he retired as Executive Director, he was hired to teach me Visual Basic and SQL. We had “classes” a couple of times a week for months. I think teaching was one of his callings even if he didn’t know it: he even gave me homework! I also have great memories when he was writing his Convict Lake book. Dick was one of those rare bosses that didn’t mind questions or if you came into his office telling him you didn’t know how to do something. I’ll always appreciate all that he taught me not just at work but outside of it. Sending so much love to his family.