Obituray: Carolyn Carter Lawrence

Nov. 23, 1928 - Nov, 24, 2009

 Carolyn Carter Lawrence, 81, passed away Nov. 24, 2009, in San Gabriel, Calif. She was born Nov. 23, 1928, in Provo, Utah, to Samuel Garner Carter and Luella Jane Cunningham Carter. She graduated from Brigham Young High School in 1947 and then attended Brigham Young University to study fashion design. While studying at BYU, she met the love of her life, Clifford Jex Lawrence. They were married April 28, 1951 at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss. where Cliff was stationed.


During Cliff's service in the Air Force, they resided in Biloxi and Washington D.C. While at Keesler A.F.B. in Biloxi, their first child Gregg was born in 1952. Upon discharge in 1954 from the Air Force, they returned to Provo so Cliff could complete his degree in Elementary Education. Upon graduation, they moved to Las Vegas where Cliff worked for the Clark County School District from 1955 to 1977. In 1956, their second child Terri was born.

Carolyn kept very busy as a housewife, mother, and active member of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority Leadership and Service Organization where she worked on various fundraisers to support United Fund Agencies.  

After a long and successful career in Las Vegas, Carolyn and Cliff moved to Carson City in 1977 where Cliff worked as superintendent of schools from 1977 to 1982. Following Cliff's retirement, they moved back to Las Vegas where Cliff worked as an insurance and investment broker and Carolyn was active in the ladies golf group at Spanish Trails County Club. In 2006, they moved to Washington, Utah where together they enjoyed retirement, friends, and golf.  

Carolyn loved family, interior decorating, dress design and sewing, needlepoint, ceramics, golf, travel and spending time with friends. She prided herself in keeping a tidy, well decorated home.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Clifford in January 2009.  She is survived by her son Gregg (Susan) of Elko; daughter, Terri (Cary) Manoogian of Arcadia, Calif.; grandchildren Jex Lawrence, Andy Lawrence, Colin Lawrence, Kristin Manoogian, Ashley Manoogian; and brothers Richard and Stephen Carter.  

Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday followed immediately by funeral services at the Walker Family Mortuary, 85 East 300 South, Provo, Utah 84606. A graveside dedication will be held at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery following the funeral services.

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