Clifford Jay Lawrence

Passed away on January 25, 2020

Clifford Jay Lawrence passed away on January 25, 2020 in Coalville Utah. Loved and respected as a man of integrity, generosity, faith, and leadership, Cliff led a life of hard work, dedication to his family and always looking to help the under dog succeed.

He was born May 13,1943 in Salt Lake City Utah to George E Lawrence and Irene Mary Knebelau. He married his first love, Lesley Dawn Halse, in the Logan Temple on August 23, 1963. Cliff work diligently for over 40 year at Lawrence Construction as a carpenter, carpenter foreman and worked his way up to President. Two of Cliff’s favorite projects he worked on were the reset of the Salt Lake City Tabernacle and Logan Temple. The Church has always had a close place in his heart. He served in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as Elders Quorum Secretary, Elders Quorum President, Sunday school teacher, worked in Welfare / Job Creation, was the Cub Master and for over 17 years Cliff served in his favorite calling as Teachers Quorum Advisor. Cliff served for over 20 years in the Bountiful Lions Club where he served as President for three terms, tail twister on several occasions and organized the yearly turkey shoot. Cliff was a mentor, wood worker, teacher, a great husband and father.

He is survived by his two children: Tiffany (Todd) Richins, Henefer, Utah; Thaddeus (Amy) Lawrence, Las Vegas, Nevada; as well as 2 grandchildren Tyler and Tessa Richins. He was preceded in death by son Thomas Jay Lawrence, siblings Dorothy Blundell, Jerry Lawrence, Gloria Poulton, and his parents George and Irene Lawrence.

Visitation 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday January 31, 2020 and Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 10:00 to 10:45 with Funeral Service 11:00 am on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Funeral and Visitation will be held at the Hoytsville 1st Ward - Wanship Chapel, 30899 Old Lincoln Highway, Wanship, Utah 84017.


  • Lesley Dawn Halse Lawrence, Wife
  • Tiffany Richins (Todd), Daughter
  • Thaddeus Lawrence (Amy), Son
  • Tyler Richins, Grandson
  • Tessa Richins, Granddaughter
  • He was preceded in death by son Thomas Jay Lawrence, siblings Dorothy Blundell, Jerry Lawrence, Gloria Poulton, and his parents George and Irene Lawrence.

  • Thad Lawrence, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Todd Richins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Tyler Richins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lynn Badham, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Badham, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Montgomery, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Edwin Satiago, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Alex Calder, Honorary Pallbearer
  • John Whiting, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Richard Whiting, Honorary Pallbearer


Clifford Jay Lawrence

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troy wilcox

April 14, 2020

It was like two angles showed up in Oro Valley, Arizona several years ago. We had just lost our 24 year old son to complications from a car accident surgery. We were struggling and ran into Cliff & Leslie at a ward social! We were talking about Guns and Cliff told me to talk to his wife she was the expert. They invited us to their home and they took us under their kind wing and we had some great times in the Tucson area for a short time and then they had to go! We talked about a year ago cliff was recovering from a heart attach. I lost all of their contact information and while trying to find them I ran into Cliffs obituary ! Lesley I HOPE THAT A SPIRIT OF PEACE IS WITH YOU THAT YOUR BROKEN HEART WILL MEND SOON. THANK YOU & CLIFF FOR YOUR LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP. HOPE I FOUND YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS SENDING YOU A NOTE AND CARD! WITH LOVE TROY & LETTY !