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February 19, 1922 ~ February 28, 2019

Lawrence was born and raised in Ryegate, Montana. On March 31, 1942, he married Mary Louise "Marylu" Carmin in Missoula, Montana. They moved to Seattle, Washington, where he worked as a carpenter until inducted into the US Army on March 12, 1943, and was sent overseas in WWII with the 398th Engineer Regiment as a combat engineer. He fought on the European front in many battles including the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged as a Technician Fifth Grade at Fort Douglas, Utah in September 1945.

He went into ranching with his father in Montana after he was discharged from the military but found that ranching was not his calling. He and Marylu decided to move to Seattle where he worked in construction and became a construction supervisor of many big projects until he retired at the age of 62.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler most of his adult life so when he retired this is how he enjoyed his retirement years. At the age of 89 he bought a home in Three Forks, Montana. He then spent the last years of his life with his favorite hobby of gardening until his peaceful passing at the age 97.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marylu, parents Lawrence N. and Kathryn (Petersen), and his brothers Bill and Gene.

Lawrence is survived by his sister Phyllis Cote, son Larry (Harriet) Babcock, his children, Tim, Jennifer, Chris and Becky, and his daughter Norma (Garth) Cooper and their son Steve. He had 7 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

A memorial will be held at the Hollow Top Senior Center in Pony, Montana at 1:00 p.m., June 8, 2019. Interment will follow at the Pony Cemetery.


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