Obituary of Mary Frances Lambert
Mary Frances Jacobs was born on June 5, 1927, in Monroe, Michigan. She was the second eldest of six children born from the union of Dody and Martha (Gaynier) Jacobs. Mary attended St. John Grade School, and at the age of just 13, she joined the workforce employed in the laundry room at the IHM in Monroe.
Mary was wed to the love of her life, Ethern Lambert on February 27, 1943, when she was 15. The next year the couple welcomed a daughter, Judith into the world and two years later a son, Douglas. Mary and her children had a special bond and remained extremely close throughout her life. She continued employment working as the Head Cashier for Wrigley’s Grocer (Allied Food Company) for thirty-five years.
A talented knitter, she created beautiful afghans and gifted them to family and friends. She was also skilled at ceramics and enjoyed attending and selling her wares at craft shows, with her work becoming well-known in the local community. The Lambert family loved to spend time at their Alpena cabin where she could be found relaxing in the sun. Although, she preferred to leave the hunting and fishing to others, Mary was a wonderful cook and more than happy to prepare a family meal with the fresh catch; birthdays being her favorite there was always cake and ice cream.
Mary looked forward to shopping for Christmas gifts with her daughter every year. Throughout her life she had acquired a collection of more than 200 Precious Moments figurines, and she read just as many mystery novels. They brought her so much joy. She shared a smile with anyone that crossed her path. A stylish woman, she drove a gold Cadillac with her hair back combed into a perfect up-do. Full of personality, a stroke and cancer survivor she found a way to persevere despite her own setbacks. In her final days at Elderly Solutions, she welcomed visitors and earned the adoration of the nursing staff. She was wonderful company and generous with her time, always there to listen or perfectly satisfied to do and say nothing at all. Mary loved children and especially doted on her grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as “Gran”.
Mary Frances Lambert, age 95, of Monroe, passed away peacefully on Friday; August 26, 2022 under the care of Elara Caring Hospice. Her passing was preceded by her parents, her husband of sixty-two years: Ethern in 2004; a son: Douglas in 2021; grandson: Craig in 1985; and six siblings: Joanna, James, Gene, Glen, Edward, and Edwin.
To cherish he memory she leaves a daughter: Judith (Richard) Reaume of Monroe; a daughter-in-law: Jamie Teatsworth of Monroe; three grandchildren: Douglas Reaume, Ronald (Renee) Reaume, and Brian Reaume; one great granddaughter: Rhianna Reaume; and one great-great grandson: Beckett Patrick Reaume.
Friends may gather from 2:00pm until 8:00pm on Tuesday; August 30, 2022 at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185 where recitation of the Rosary will also take place at 4:00pm She will lie-in-state on Wednesday; August 31, 2022 from 10:00am until the time of the Mass of Resurrection at 11:00am at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church; 8125 Swan Creek Road, Newport, Michigan 48166 with Father Henry Rebello officiating. Procession will follow to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle for burial. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, guests are politely asked to wear a mask while in attendance.
Flowers are appreciated and pinks and purples, Mary’s favorite colors are requested. If a trinket is sent a cardinal also her favorite is preferred, but memorials for those who desire are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Lambert, please visit Tribute Store