Dennis W. Lamberson, 62

obit-Dennis-LambersonDennis was born July 24, 1950, in Oxnard, Calif.  and died Jan. 8, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Lamberson-Cook.
He will be forever missed by his mother, Marion (Clay) Stone; father, Leo and Gloria Lamberson; partner, David Wilson; his dogs, Samson, Sadie and Chloe; and cat, Betty.
Dennis was a director, designer and published playwright. He designed and/or directed more than 400 productions for regional and educational theatres throughout the U.S. He had been on the faculty at Central Lakes College (CLC) since 1987, where he taught costume design, creative drama, children’s theatre and theatre for a diverse population. For his work with the Theatre for A Diverse Population program, he received the 2002 VSA Minnesota Jaehny Award for promoting the creative power of populations with disabilities and the 2005 International Leadership Award from the Chair Academy. He is a 2006 member of the Oxford Round Table, Oxford, England.
A Celebration of Life for Dennis Lamberson will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Chalberg Theatre, Central Lakes College.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to these foundations: HART Animal Rescue (, Women’s Center of Mid-Minnesota (womenscentero, or CLC Foundation Daycare.