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Wilma Virginia Lawrence

Born: 4/21/1926, Silver Cliff, Colorado
Death: 3/21/2009, Grand Junction, Colorado
Service: 03/28/2009, 11:00 am, Moab Baptist Church
Interment: 03/28/2009 12:00 pm, , Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery

Wilma Virginia Lawrence, 82, passed away March 21, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction of complication from a stroke.

Wilma was born April 21, 1926 to Jess and Alva McKinney Huffman at Silver Cliff, Colorado. Her family moved to Hatch, New Mexico where she grew up and graduated from Hatch High School. After high school she married Grover Lawrence in Hatch, New Mexico on October 16,1948. They moved wherever he was stationed in the military. After his discharge they moved to Eckert, Colorado and then to LaSal, Utah. In 1962 they moved to Moab where they stayed.

Wilma loved the outdoors, hiking, and rock collecting, but most important thing to her was her family.

She is survived by a son Albion of Moab; a granddaughter Vicki Roads of Texas; great-grand children Alyssa Roads of Moab, Jeremy Bailey of Mancos, CO and numerous nephew and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter Andrea Lawrence Roads; a grandson Donny Roads and a granddaughter Penny Lawrence.

Funeral Services will be Saturday March 28, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Moab Baptist Church 356 W. Kane Creek Blvd. A viewing will be held Friday March 27, 2009 from 6 to 8 at Spanish Valley Mortuary 386 N 100 W. and at the church at 10:00 am prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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4/25/2009 - Albion, We just wanted you to know how we feel about how well you took care of Aunt Wilma and to let you know the many, many times she told us how blessed she felt because you where there to take care of her and to do the things that she needed done. Whenever I called her she was always there for me & had me looking on the bright side. I miss her every day, but have so many memories of all the wonderful & funny things she said and did. We love you! - Kathie & Tom Grant

4/1/2009 - Dear Albion & family, I'm so sorry to read of Wilma's passing. The Lawrence family touched the lives of so many of us who grew up in Moab. My mother Allien Cook always thought the world of Wilma & Grover and family. I particularly remember Andrea, my favorite babysitter when I was a kid in Moab in the 1960s, for how good she was to me and my younger brother and for how much I enjoyed her company. I feel so much sadness for her and Wilma and will never forget them. With deepest sympathy and all best wishes for the future. - Jill Cook Lempert

3/28/2009 - Dear Albion and rest of Wilma and Grover's family, I knew Grover and Wilma many, many years ago when he worked with my dad, Tex Stradley, on the Scenic Mesa near Hotchkiss, CO... My dad was very fond of Grover; he was a fine man. And I remember your mother, always happy and laughing! One funny memory..she had our family over for supper and had cooked up a huge pan of spaghetti sauce and one of spaghetti and when she went to drain it over the slop bucket for the pigs she slipped and it ALL went into the slop bucket. Grover laughed and laughed--she was chagrinned and agrivated. You have my sympathy at her passing, treasure all those beautiful memories. Caring, Jill VanDenBerg - Jill (Stradley) VanDenBerg

3/28/2009 - Aunt Wilma, I will miss you. I did not keep in touch with you on a daily bases, but you were always in my heart. - Loretta Huffman

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