Michael Clark Lambert McOmber, 69, passed away in his Salt Lake City residence on April 9th, 2019. Michael was born in El Cerrito, California on July 13th, 1949 to Ferryle Bryant and Merial Clark McOmber, the second of 5 siblings.
Michael studied linguistics, his fascination and dedication to the study of languages led him to receive a Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University, and to receive a Masters and Doctorate in linguistics from the University of Utah.
An active and devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Michael served a full-time mission in the Pape’ete Tahiti mission in his youth. Michael also served as a Chaplin at the prison, hoping to spread light and love to those residing there. He also greatly enjoyed serving as the ward mission leader in the Emerson Ward for 3 years. Michael will especially be remembered for the 20 years of service he spent traveling and singing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir spreading his love for people, cultures, music and the spoken across the United States, Canada and Europe.
Most recently he was serving in the Parley’s Creek Branch and working with the missionaries that teach in Nepali, Swahili, Burmese and French.
Michael loved people and cultures and would often meet a new friend and then bring them over to dine with his family the same night. He loved the missionaries and served with them until the very end.
Michael is survived by his beautiful wife Elva Maria of 47 years. They were sealed in the Oakland, California temple on July 22, 1972. Also by his 4 wonderful children; Michael Jared, Melissa Kathryn, Joseph Richard and Thomas Ferryle. And 2 grandsons, Sebastian (15) and Manolo (8).
A memorial in his honor will be held on May 11th at the LDS Meetinghouse on 1078 South McClelland Street in Salt Lake City at 11am.