Ronald Elliott Lawson

March 28, 1942November 17, 2020

Ronald Elliott Lawson, age 78, of Chowchilla, California passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. Ronald was born March 28, 1942 in Los Angeles, California to Dorothy Lawson and Orphus Lawson.

He proudly served in the United States Army for 20 years, during Ronald's time in the Army he received the Bronze Star. He worked as the maintenance man at Chowchilla Hospital for 20 years, he was on the Chowchilla Planning Committee, a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, YMI, Chowchilla VFW, American Legion, and the Sportsman Club.

He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Ronald is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mathilde Lawson; daughters Cynthia Bartos and husband Al, Nancy Lawson, brothers John Lawson, Robert Lawson; grandsons Kyle Leigh Bartos, Cody Elliott Bartos, godsons Cole Crawford, Jack Crawford, Thomas Crawford, extended family Jenna Brewer, Jaydon Dickwald, and Gage Dickwald.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents Orphus and Dorothy Lawson, grandparents Francis and Winifred Elliott.

A rosary service for Ronald will be held Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM at St. Columba Catholic Church, 233 Orange Avenue, Chowchilla, CA 93610. A funeral service will occur Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 233 Orange Avenue, Chowchilla, CA 93610.


  • Orphus Lawson, Father (deceased)
  • Dorothy Lawson, Mother (deceased)
  • Francis Elliott, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Winifred Elliott, Grandmother (deceased)
  • John Lawson, Brother
  • Robert Lawson, Brother
  • Mathilde Lawson, Wife of 57 years
  • Cynthia Bartos (Al), Daughter
  • Nancy Lawson, Daughter
  • Kyle Leigh Bartos, Grandson
  • Cody Elliott Bartos, Grandson
  • Cole Crawford, Godson
  • Jack Crawford, Godson
  • Thomas Crawford, Godson
  • Jenna Brewer, Extended family member
  • Jaydon Dickwald, Extended family member
  • Gage Dickwald, Extended family member

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23 November

Rosary Service

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

St. Columba Catholic Church

233 Orange Avenue
Chowchilla, CA 93610

23 November

Funeral Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

St. Columba Catholic Church

233 Orange Avenue
Chowchilla, CA 93610

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Holly Lawson

November 20, 2020

I'm at a loss for words right now. My uncle was an amazing person. I loved learning about our ancestry from you and the stories you had. I am going to miss you so much! My heart breaks for aunt Mathilde and my cousins Cindy and Nancy.

Emily Fuentez

November 19, 2020

Uncle ron this is your great neice , i wanted to say i love you n sure gonna miss you u were so funny and such a great uncle wish i couldve visited more offen as i got older but when i did see you i loved going to your house n visting with you

Renee Pettitt

November 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your families loss. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just call or text, I am here for you. I am glad I got to know you and continue to be friends. God Bless and Love You.

Kevin & Renee Pettitt


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