1957 – 2019
Rex Kevin Lambert lived in Seattle, Washington. From his Capital Hill apartment’s terrace he had a view of the iconic Space Needle that had so captured his childhood imagination during the coverage of Seattle’s 1962 World’s Fair. Rex died on November 30, 2019, at home from complications of lung cancer. Spending the last 25 years of his life in Seattle working mostly at Chartreuse Modern a mid-century antiques and home accessories emporium in which Rex put his encyclopedic knowledge of the mid-century world of design to good use. He lived in New York City in the 1980’s working in the design trade and for his brother Tony Lambert’s interior design firm. He later lived in Washington, DC, working at his college friend Robert Fote’s home furnishings company. Tony remembers a wonderful and often hilarious cross-country trip they took in 1994, in a big yellow truck moving Rex to Seattle. Living there encouraged his brothers James K. and Tony to join him on many happy trips throughout the West. A graduate of Parsons High School, Rex also attended West Virginia University at Morgantown. He was born in Parsons on December 7, 1957, the son of J. Kenton and Laura Vere Lambert, both deceased. He is succeeded by his brothers James K. and Tony both of New York City, and by his sister Amanda Marshall of Elkins, WV, and by many loving aunts and cousins.