Born in the Elmore County town of Tallassee, Alabama, on January 8, 1897, Miss Marie H. Lambert was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommie W. Lambert. Miss Lambert died December 29, 1984, in Drexel, North Carolina. She is buried in Fairmont Cemetery, Red Level, Alabama.
Miss Lambert attended Troy State University and Alabama College (now University of Montevallo). She received her B.S. degree in Home Economics from Auburn University, where she graduated with honors. A member of Omicron Nu, a home economics honorary, Miss Lambert earned her Master’s degree from Mississippi A&M.
Miss Lambert worked as an Extension Agent with South Carolina Cooperative Extension Service for 25 years in Jasper County and for the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service in Russell County for nine years, from 1952 to 1961. During her career, she was the recipient of many awards, among them the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Extension Home Economists.
Besides being known for artistic talents, Miss Lambert was also active in many organizations in Russell County, including the Phenix City Pilot Club, where she served in several offices. She also was a member and officer of the Russell County Chapter #2114 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
In the First Baptist Church of Phenix City, Miss Lambert was a member of the TEL Class, leader of the Kathleen Mission Prayer Group, and taught a Sunday School class.
Miss Lambert’s life was devoted to Extension work. She worked with the 4-H clubs as well as the adult home economics program. A number of her 4-H’ers in Russell County were State project winners and recipients of the National 4-H Congress trip. After retirement in 1961, Miss Lambert traveled the United States and overseas.
In honor of her life of service, the name Marie H. Lambert is inscribed on the dedicatory plaque of the Extension Memorial Chapel.
Chapel Plaque Inscription Number: 310