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Elton Black & Son Funeral Home

1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, MI

OBITUARY

Alice Odella Lawson

July 27, 1921October 3, 2019
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Alice Odella Lawson, age 98, of White Lake, died Thursday, October 3, 2019. She is survived by her three children: Arlette Hinze, Dale Lawson, and Penny (George) Hawkins; her nine grandchildren: Michelle (Dennis) Akels, Stephanie Dudek, Mike (Beth) Hawkins, Matt (Angela) Hawkins, Stacy Hawkins, Karena Perry, Rachel (Brett) Meyer, Sarah Lawson, and Jared (Rachel) Lawson; thirteen great-grandchildren: Hannah (Brody) Everts, Hailey Cotter, Avery Dudek, Laci Dudek, Luke Dudek, Corey Perry, Caitlyn Perry, Jake Hawkins, Luke Hawkins, Ava Lawson, Jade Meyer, Macy Hernandez, and Lauren Crawford; and two great great-grandchildren: Warren Everts and Jayce Cotter. Alice was born July 27, 1921, in Ramsey County, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Arnie and Anne (Thorson) Halvorson. She and Frank Lawson were married for sixty seven wonderful years. Throughout her life, Alice enjoyed many hobbies, including playing cards, gardening and canning vegetables and fruits she grew, traveling, camping and being outdoors. Alice was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan, and usually rehashed the games with her niece Audrey Thompson and her neighbor Kathy Johnson. As a loving wife and mother, Alice also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a valued member of the Cedar Crest Lutheran Church in White Lake for seventy years, and served as a member of the Altar Guild there for over thirty years. In addition, she was voted 2008 Woman of the Year by the Council of Lutheran Women. Alice also took pride in her thirty years of volunteer experience with Focus: HOPE, an organization devoted to helping young adults overcome workplace and community adversities. Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, Arnie and Anne; her sister Tillie Hardy; and her brother Clifford Halvorson; daughter-in-law Bernadette Generous; and son-in-law Henry Derderian. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, Michigan, 48386. On Wednesday, Alice will be taken to Cedar Crest Lutheran Church, 485 Farnsworth Road, White Lake, Michigan, 48386, to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Cedar Crest Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association of America. A burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Monday, October 13, 2019.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, October 8, 2019
  • In State Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Burial Monday, October 14, 2019

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Denise Mosher

October 13, 2019

Arlette, Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.
Denise Payne Mosher


Karen Ward

October 8, 2019

Karena and family,
Sending my condolences over the loss of your grandmother. She sounds like she was a treasure. I hope that your memories of your times together will bring joy during this difficult time.

karena perry

October 8, 2019

My Wonderful Grandmother, Who I will always think of with Love. I will always cherish those times of sharing lunch and playing cards and enjoying time out in the yard with Grandkids and of course Grandpa. My own Children feel lucky to have had you as Great Grandma, as they haven't known a Grandmother, we treasure our time together. You are much loved and missee.
The Perry Family

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Biography

Alice Odella Lawson, age 98, of White Lake, died Thursday, October 3, 2019. She is survived by her three children: Arlette Hinze, Dale Lawson, and Penny (George) Hawkins; her nine grandchildren: Michelle (Dennis) Akels, Stephanie Dudek, Mike (Beth) Hawkins, Matt (Angela) Hawkins, Stacy Hawkins, Karena Perry, Rachel (Brett) Meyer, Sarah Lawson, and Jared (Rachel) Lawson; thirteen great-grandchildren: Hannah (Brody) Everts, Hailey Cotter, Avery Dudek, Laci Dudek, Luke Dudek, Corey Perry, Caitlyn Perry, Jake Hawkins, Luke Hawkins, Ava Lawson, Jade Meyer, Macy Hernandez, and Lauren Crawford; and two great great-grandchildren: Warren Everts and Jayce Cotter.
Alice was born July 27, 1921, in Ramsey County, North Dakota, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Arnie and Anne (Thorson) Halvorson. She and Frank Lawson were married for sixty seven wonderful years. Throughout her life, Alice enjoyed many hobbies, including playing cards, gardening and canning vegetables and fruits she grew, traveling, camping and being outdoors. Alice was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan, and usually rehashed the games with her niece Audrey Thompson and her neighbor Kathy Johnson. As a loving wife and mother, Alice also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a valued member of the Cedar Crest Lutheran Church in White Lake for seventy years, and served as a member of the Altar Guild there for over thirty years. In addition, she was voted 2008 Woman of the Year by the Council of Lutheran Women. Alice also took pride in her thirty years of volunteer experience with Focus: HOPE, an organization devoted to helping young adults overcome workplace and community adversities.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents, Arnie and Anne; her sister Tillie Hardy; and her brother Clifford Halvorson; daughter-in-law Bernadette Generous; and son-in-law Henry Derderian.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Road, White Lake, Michigan, 48386. On Wednesday, Alice will be taken to Cedar Crest Lutheran Church, 485 Farnsworth Road, White Lake, Michigan, 48386, to lie in state from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to Cedar Crest Lutheran Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association of America. A burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery on Monday, October 13, 2019.