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1951 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
MICHAEL LAWRENCE Michael George Lawrence, closed his eyes for his final rest when he passed away from his life here on Earth May 5, 2017. He was born June 20, 1951, in Hawaii, the eldest son of Roger and Abby Lawrence. Michael was a long-time resident of Las Vegas. A member of the U.S. Air Force, Michael served at Kesler Air Force Base (Medical Division) in Biloxi, Mississippi. He received an Associate Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maine, Portland, Maine. Additionally, he attended the University of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia for business and marketing classes. After having attained his goal of working in Management for major Las Vegas casino properties MGM Grand and Green Valley Ranch in the Food and Beverage Division, in his latter years, Michael was employed by the Clark County School District at Beatty Elementary, Las Vegas. Michael and his wife, Karen, an Elementary Education Teacher, shared a passion for American History and were active members and supporters of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia. It was Jan. 29, 1988, on a blind date that Michael met Karen, they would therefore celebrate their union the 29th day of every month since the day they met. They remained together until the very last day of Michael's life. Michael is survived by his parents, Roger and Abby Lawrence of Portland, Maine; his wife, Karen Scofield-Lawrence of Las Vegas and originally of Schenectady, New York; his son, Michael (Cindy) Lawrence of North Conway, New Hampshire; brothers, Robert (Patty) Lawrence of Portland, Maine, and John Lawrence of Longmont, Colorado; sister, Anne (Mac) Kemer of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandson, Michael Lawrence of North Conway, New Hampshire; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews; cousins; and his beloved Tiger, Bob Jr.; and Tigress, Joy. The Michael George Lawrence family extends sincere gratitude to the outstanding staff at the University Medical Center Hospital, with specific gratitude to Dr. Leslie Browder, to Horizon Specialty Hospital, to Infinity Hospice, all in Las Vegas, and to Park View Cemetery, Schenectady, New York, where Michael has been laid to rest. "I can't believe that just a year ago you were here with me, Michael, and we were planning our future together," your wife, Karen. "Now, rest in peace." The family requests that remembrances be sent to the or Infinity Hospice.
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