George Raymond (Buddy) Lawrence Jr.

George R. “Buddy” Lawrence died Saturday August 29, 2020 at his home in rural Douglas County. He was born January 10, 1943 in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of George Raymond Lawrence and Goldie Wilson Lawrence. His father was killed in France in WW II and he was raised by his mother and stepfather, Herb Schlink, on the family farm south of Lawrence. Buddy graduated from Lawrence High School in 1961 and then attended Kansas State University. After college he became a carpenter and later went on to own and operate his own cabinet shop in Julian, California. His hobbies included gardening, participating in horse events and spending time with his family.

Buddy married Leda Catherine Jackman on July 13, 1975 in Bonita, California. After spending 20 years in southern California, Buddy and Leda moved back to the family farm. He is survived by his wife Leda, stepsons Clarke (Leslie) Jackman, Baldwin and Brad (Karen) Jackman, Oakdale, California; sisters Sandra Patchen, Lawrence and Kay Barngrover, Berryton; and 5 grandchildren, Austin, Tanner, Chase, Shelby and Thandi.

The family will honor Buddy’s wishes of no formal services.

Norman Vincent Lawrence Sr.

Norman Vincent Lawrence, SR, passed away, Friday, November 4, 2016 in Lawrence, KS. He was born February 27, 1926, in Rochester, NY, son of James Lawrence and Lena May Hamilton. He graduated from Fontanet High School in 1944.

Norman served in the United States Navy WWII 1944 – 1946 aboard the USS John P. Gray gunners mate 3C, and the USS Kline. In 1951 he entered Federal service in Indiana as a Meat Inspector on the line; became a Food Inspector in the plants throughout the State of Indiana; and performed Acceptance Inspection of meat products for the military. In 1961, Norman taught Quality Control in Meat Hygiene at the University of Chicago Training Center. In 1963, he joined Planning and Review Program in Washington, DC. In 1966, he entered the Processed Food Inspection Program; returned to the University of Chicago Training Center to teach math, canning, curing and various aspects of the meat and poultry program. In 1973, he entered the Compliance Program in Kansas which was later renamed Program Review and Analysis. Norman worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 33 years, retiring in 1982. He continued working until 1985 as a consultant for the meat and poultry industry.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Shriners. He was also a member of the Kansas Senior Olympic Golf Association and represented the State of Kansas in the National Senior Golf Olympics in 1991.

Norman Lawrence married Rosemary Bouillez, February 20, 1946 in Terre Haute, Indiana. They moved from Indianapolis to Arlington, VA in 1963 and from Virginia to Lawrence, KS in November 1971. Survivors include a son Norman Jr., Eudora; daughters Mary Schweitzer, College Station, TX, and Ruth Netting, Denver, NC; a daughter in law, Sherry Lawrence; 11 grandchildren, as well as great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Norman’s wife Rosemary passed away, November 2013. They were married 67 years.

The Family suggests memorials be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children.