OBITUARY

Dolores Ann Lawrence

March 27, 1931January 5, 2019
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Dolores Ann Lawrence was born on March 27, 1931 to Joseph and Annie Hanus in Sweet Home, Texas. She went home to be with her Lord on January 5, 2019. Although we state these dates and places about a person, what matters most is the caring, compassionate, and selfless life she lived between those two dates. She met the love of her life, Robert Ervin Lawrence just before graduating from Incarnate Word Academy in 1948. They were married a year later and have spent the last 70 years showing their family and friends what true love really is. Dolores was asked what the secret to such a successful marriage was, she said, “No matter what, always give 110%- it’s not about 50/50, it’s you both giving everything.” She not only applied that to her marriage but to her entire life. She raised 6 beautiful children, showered love on 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; making each individual feel unique and special. Her family was her world, she took interest in activities they were involved in or any sport they played. You could always find Dolores and Robert cheering on a family member who was playing baseball, basketball, football, tennis, band, cheerleading or dancing. No matter what, they were there. She made it a point to learn more about anything her family was involved in and talking to them about it. She invested all her time and energy into her family. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her Houston teams play. Most of all her faith shined through in every single aspect of her life. She had a kind, gentle smile & a perpetual sparkle in her eye, which was always welcoming; she saw the good in everyone. Any scripture you turn to could be applied to how she lived. She rarely missed a Sunday at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church. She will never truly leave us because her kindness, comfort, and love will be with us forever.

She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Annie Hanus, brothers: Kasper, Jody, Leo, Bennie & Gene Hanus; sisters: Vlasta Rigamonti, and Ella Pekar; daughter Deborah Lawrence, daughter in law Theresa Coffelt, sons in law Russell Monroe & Charles Johnson, great grandson Trevor Cole.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Ervin Lawrence; sister: Earlene Brennan; daughters: Gloria Johnson, Cindy Monroe, Tina Kone (Paul); sons: Ty Lawrence (Martha), Darrell Lawrence (Cynthia); grandchildren: Sandi Copes, Tara West, Charles Johnson; Amber & Jonathon Monroe; Erin Briscoe; Nick, Dillon & Jack Kone; Brandon, Ashley, Kimberly, Christina Lawrence & Courtney Lawrence Cook; Jacob Lawrence, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 10th at 5-8pm (Rosary 7pm), Grandview Funeral Home, Pasadena. Funeral will be Friday, January 11th at 1pm, St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Deer Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hyacinth Catholic Church (Capital Campaign).

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Rosary Service Thursday, January 10, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, January 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Elva Nell Johnson

January 11, 2019

Blessings and love to all the family! We were connected thru our children---lots of sweet memories!!

Lori Price Kretchman

January 10, 2019

Sending deepest sympathy for all of the Lawrence family! Mrs. Lawrence lived an exceptional life with her husband and family! As stated, family was always in the forefront, and friends were treated as family! I will always cherish that!
Lori Kretchman

J. Mike Coman

January 10, 2019

Thank you Mrs. Lawrence, also, for your life. Your obituary was beautifully written and said it all. Your life was your family--110% (plus R.E.'s 110%)--that's a lot of percent!!! It showed. Thank you for being kind and gracious to myself, my family, and all of our friends over the years. Some of us were pretty tough nuts, but your gentleness and smile were always present and welcoming. That made all the difference. Again, as stated in your obituary, your goodness and love will remain with us. Thank You. My prayers are with you and your family during these few days when you have brought everyone together to celebrate your life.

Dan Sutton

January 9, 2019

Mrs. Lawrence always made us feel welcome in her home.......even though we were " real knuckleheads " she still treated us good. THANKS MOM

Rhonda Cook

January 8, 2019

My sincerest condolences to the entire Lawrence family. Mr. Lawrence you and your precious wife are such fine examples of love and family and have a true legacy here to show it and be proud of. May God lift each of you up in these hard times and wrap you in your happiest of memories. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven gained a beautiful angel that I know will be the best guardian angel to you all.

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Biography

Dolores Ann Lawrence was born on March 27, 1931 to Joseph and Annie Hanus in Sweet Home, Texas. She went home to be with her Lord on January 5, 2019.
Although we state these dates and places about a person, what matters most is the caring, compassionate, and selfless life she lived between those two dates.
She met the love of her life, Robert Ervin Lawrence just before graduating from Incarnate Word Academy in 1948. They were married a year later and have spent the last 70 years showing their family and friends what true love really is. Dolores was asked what the secret to such a successful marriage was, she said, “No matter what, always give 110%- it’s not about 50/50, it’s you both giving everything.” She not only applied that to her marriage but to her entire life.
She raised 6 beautiful children, showered love on 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; making each individual feel unique and special.
Her family was her world, she took interest in activities they were involved in or any sport they played. You could always find Dolores and Robert cheering on a family member who was playing baseball, basketball, football, tennis, band, cheerleading or dancing. No matter what, they were there. She made it a point to learn more about anything her family was involved in and talking to them about it. She invested all her time and energy into her family. She was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching her Houston teams play.
Most of all her faith shined through in every single aspect of her life. She had a kind, gentle smile & a perpetual sparkle in her eye, which was always welcoming; she saw the good in everyone. Any scripture you turn to could be applied to how she lived. She rarely missed a Sunday at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church.
She will never truly leave us because her kindness, comfort, and love will be with us forever.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Annie Hanus, brothers: Kasper, Jody, Leo, Bennie & Gene Hanus; sisters: Vlasta Rigamonti, and Ella Pekar; daughter Deborah Lawrence, daughter in law Theresa Coffelt, sons in law Russell Monroe & Charles Johnson, great grandson Trevor Cole.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Ervin Lawrence; sister: Earlene Brennan; daughters: Gloria Johnson, Cindy Monroe, Tina Kone (Paul); sons: Ty Lawrence (Martha), Darrell Lawrence (Cynthia); grandchildren: Sandi Copes, Tara West, Charles Johnson; Amber & Jonathon Monroe; Erin Briscoe; Nick, Dillon & Jack Kone; Brandon, Ashley, Christina Lawrence & Courtney Lawrence Cook; Jacob Lawrence, 24 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be Thursday, January 10th at 5-8pm (Rosary 7pm), Grandview Funeral Home, Pasadena. Funeral will be Friday, January 11th at 1pm, St. Hyacinth Catholic Church, Deer Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Hyacinth Catholic Church (Capital Campaign).