Dale Edward Lawrence

31 August, 195111 February, 2021

Dale Edward Lawrence, 69 yrs, lost his battle with cancer and passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday February 11, 2021 in Lakeside, CA. He was born August 31, 1951 in Rifle Colorado. He joined the United States Marine Corps October 1968, served in Vietnam from December 1969 thru April 1971, and was honorably discharged February 1972. During his time in the Military, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal w/ 2-Stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ Device, Combat Action Ribbon and Rifle Marksman Badge. After being discharged from the military, Dale did truck driving. Initially long haul, but then ended up staying local delivering gasoline up the California coast. He had to stop truck driving because of his knees, as he spent too many years jumping out of those cabins instead of using the steps; you know, to save a few moments. After truck driving he went through retraining and landed a job at Rexel ESD, an electrical supply distributor. He started in the warehouse and eventually worked his way up to inside sales, until he retired in 2016 after 19+ years of employment. After retirement, he volunteered for the El Cajon Police department until his diagnosis of cancer in January 2020. He was married to Carol Lawrence from 1980-2019. He is survived by his five children: Christine Gonzales, Mike Lawrence, Chad Lawrence, Jered Lawrence, and Noel Hackett; with a total of nine grandchildren. He has 10 nieces and nephews from his four siblings: Nora Lake, George Lawrence, Frank Lawrence, and Cathy Peppin. Dale was preceded in death by his parents George Lewis Lawrence (11/1977), and Lois June Lawrence (12/1986), as well as his sister Nora Lake (12/2020). He will be greatly missed by all. But always remember, this is not goodbye, rather, until we meet again. We Love You!


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Theodore Bazdorf

30 March 2021

O God of mercy, peace, and love, we remember before you in this moment our friend and fellow veteran Dale Edward Lawrence. We recall with respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the friends and family he cared for; devoted to the community in which he lived; and loyal to the causes which he served. Thus, in our lives and hearts, may Dale live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of your creation, and to the furthering of your most holy will. AMEN.
Chaplain Theo Bazdorf, VFW Post 9578, Alpine CA

Cathy Peppin

19 February 2021

My Dear Brother (Dale) Life growing up with you was always a challenge because you would Constantly pick on me. But yet also my Protector. Even as we got older and I got married you were still there . Calling me at every Christmas at 530 am, just to wake me up . But that’s want you did. I could not have ask for a brother with a more
kind heart. I Love you so very much ♥️. Thanks for always being my protector . Please keep your sense of Humor and your loving heart until we see each other again . Oh by the way don’t pick on Nora to much. I’m sure she was there to met you and tell Mom I said Hi . You will be protected now. Your Loving Sister Cathy Peppin

Linda Neuman

19 February 2021

Scott and I met Dale back in early 80's when Carol and I went to nursing school together. We did not really hang out but we were life friends and got together a few times. We watched the children grow . Kept up with each other as we raised our children and went on with our lives. The last time we saw Dale was here on Kauai. Carol and Dale were enjoying the island, ear to ear smiles. Dale shared Mead with us that he carried all the way from a friends meadery in San Diego. He was very happy and proud and was sharing with me a Great idea as he knew I kept bees. I now make mead and I think of Dale each step of the way. We will miss Dale and send Strength, Love and Aloha to his family and friends.

Jessica Gallardo

19 February 2021

Oh, Dale. You were like a second dad to me growing up...which was both good to have the support but also bad because what kid needs another adult yelling at them for doing something wrong? Whether it was yelling, scolding, or laughing with us, I have so many memories with you and your family. I am heartbroken to hear that you have left this earth but happy to know you are no longer suffering. I’ll always remember you almost getting eaten by a bear in the Sequoias (it wasn’t that close but us kids were scared for you), yelling at the tv during the Gulf War, and that amazing toothy, goofy loud laugh of yours. No one else has one like it. ❤️ Please tell my dad that I say hello.

Mitzi Fejeran-Alvarez

19 February 2021

we are friends for life and I will never forget all the wonderful times we shared...Bowling,camping,vegas night on new years eve,pool parties at your house,all the laughter and love and hugs, and painting our house in Las Vegas, many memories that have made my life better..thank you for just your kindness and friendship always...ride in Gods arms until we meet again..with love and heart your friends mitzi and frank..

Jered Lawrence

19 February 2021

Thank you Dad for being the father you were to me. It was an honor being your son. I miss you dearly. I remember all the little things you did that are such a huge part of who I am today. Your weren’t perfect but you were perfect for me. To a fault, I have this sense of loyalty to my family and to those I love because of you. God picked you for us for a reason. A man who would marry a woman with two babies and into the Baxter family is a brave man! I love you and am looking forward to seeing you again. I will miss you everyday.

Carol Lawrence

19 February 2021

It is with great sorrow I say, "Good Bye for now" to Dale my husband for nearly 30 years. He always amazed me by how well he loved his family. He was a good father, not only for our kids, but countless others, especially those who may not have had a father figure in their lives. I never once was afraid when he was with me, no matter the circumstances, he was always fiercely protective of those he cared about. He was a good father, taught our sons and their friends what it meant to men. Our daughter also knew she was loved and safe and any an all boys who wanted to date her were amazingly respectful of Dale.
I am grateful and honored to have been his wife for all those years and look forward to a grand reunion and celebrati on one day when I too will join him in our Father's Heavenly Home.
Thank you all for your friendship and please share any special memories you may have
God Bless all of you.
Carol Anne Lawrence

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