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Information for Clyde Abbott Lawrence

1 May, 1909 2 September, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

Septembe, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Clyde Lawrence

    Services for Clyde A. Lawrence, 78, of Nampa, who died Wednesday, Sept. 2, at a Boise hospital, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa, with a group of past exalted rulers of the Nampa Elks Lodge No. 1389, officiating.  Entombment will follow in the Building of Reverence at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Lawrence was born May 1, 1909, at Granite, Okla.  At the age of 10 he moved with his family to Southern California where he was reared and educated.  He served in the U.S. Cavalry for three years.  In 1938 he moved to Idaho, residing in Wilder. During World War II he worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture inspecting produce on the Mexican-American border.
    He married Frances Jan. 11, 1953, at Nampa where they have since resided.  He owned and operated a potato and onion warehouse in Nampa for a number of years known as the Nampa Warehouse Company.  He later sold life insurance for American Reserve for 10 years before he retired.
    He was a lifetime member of the Elks and a past exalted ruler of Nampa Elks Lodge No. 1389.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; two sons, Clyde "Sonny" A. Lawrence Jr. of Hobe Sound. Fla. and William V. Lawrence of Biloxi, Miss.; two daughters, Tanya Johnson of Santa Cruz, Calif. and Marilyn Lawrence of Boise; two stepsons, Donald S. Jones of Boise and Harold R. Jones of Kennewick, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Rose Marie Ward of Twin Falls; a brother, Dean Lawrence of Forrest Falls, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren: seven great-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
    Memorials may be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, P.O. Box 1100, Boise 83701; or flowers may be sent.

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