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LAWRENCE, Viola May Sept. 27, 1937- Nov. 13, 2016 Viola was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa and passed away in Lancaster, Calif. She was a resident of the AV for over 50 years. She loved yard work, Curves gym, her gazebo, family, Cabin in Utah, genealogy and chatting on the phone. She owned and managed over 37 Apartments for over 30 yrs in the AV, assisted the elderly and worked on the Lancaster City Council Planning Commission from 1986-1987 She had 25 years and 8450 hours of service at AV Hospital. Volunteer Work included SARS, Support Team/Group, Surgery Waiting Room Support, Hospital Auxiliary Board. She comforted families in crisis, bringing teddy bears, quilts and assisting those who lost a loved one. She volunteered the Friday before she passed. She was a member of the AV Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 2000 and became the Registrar until the day of her death. Service duties were Committee Chairmanship, Community Outreach, Aby Richards Scholarship for AV College Students, DAR Scholarship, Lineage research, Hostess and AVSOA speaking at memorial services for our veterans. She was predeceased by husband, Floyd Harlow Lawrence; son, Philip Lawrence and parents, Everett and Mildred Wilson. She is survived by: children: David (Paula) Lawrence, Teri Tiffany, Patricia (Steve) Dunlop and Sharon (Bryan) Westmoreland; grandchildren: Timothy Tiffany, Jonathan Lawrence, Joshua Lawrence, Tyler Dunlop, Holly Dunlop, Dylan Haskell, Mitchel Haskell, Cheyenne Mason, Barry Lawrence, and Morgan Lawrence; great-grandchild; Alex Mason; siblings: Carl (Judy) Wilson, and Rose Benson and nephews: Neil, Billy and Ryan Wilson and families. Viewing will be 9:30am, Wed., Nov. 30, 2016 followed by Funeral Service at 10:00am at Halley Olsen Murphy Funerals and Cremations, 44831 N. Cedar Ave., Lancaster, Calif., 93534. The family asks that in lieu of flowers please make donations to Viola's Scholarship. Make checks to AV Chapter, NSDAR and mailed to: Susan Lovelace, Treasurer, AV Chapter NSDAR, 43529 Buena Vista Way, Lancaster, Calif. 93536. Put in memo section of the check: Viola Lawrence Memorial Scholarship fund

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