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Louise Ruth Gerhardt Lawrence

04/30/1936 - 07/08/2019

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Louise Ruth Gerhardt Lawrence, 83, loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2019 in Taylorsville, Utah. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 30, 1936 to Lorenz Garhardt and Bessie O’Donnell.

Louise married Tony Gene Lawrence on September 11, 1957 in Elko, Nevada.  Together they had 3 children; Debbie, Chris and Fred.

She had a deep Love of the Lord.  She was also passionate in caring for all the children she worked with in daycare for over 40 years.  Her tenderness and strength will always be remembered.

Louise is survived by her husband, Tony; her daughters, Chris and Debbie and lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents and sister, Lorraine, and her son Fred.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Sonrise Baptist Church, 3550 South 4400 West, West Valley City, Utah.  Visitation will be held prior to services beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • I love you, Grandma Weasel♥️♥️♥️I hope you are happy in Heaven!!! Here, we are missing you everyday…

    — Krystal Pollock
  • the Malone family is so sorry for your lost she was great women and loved all the kids she work with she will be missed.

    — spring
  • In loving memory of our Aunt Louise!
    She will be truly missed as a guiding light for our family. Aunt Louise will always be remembered in our hearts for her inspiring words of wisdom, perpetual kindness, limitless generosity, and her boundless sense of humor and laughter for everyone! In remembrance of our Aunt Louise’s legacy of her unwavering commitment to our family’s welfare is deep rooted in her faith to God and family with constant reminders of “Family first” and traditional family motto’s of “What’s the most important thing… that we love each other.” Inspiring us all, to live our lives with an unwavering foundation of beliefs, values, and illuminating sense of humor and her contagious laughter!
    Our personal condolences go out to our Lawrence family with our support, thoughts and prayers during this horrific time of loss and sorrow. Lovingly, her nieces and nephews: Tonya, Marcia, David, Tim, and Mark.

    — Tonya Carmichael-Feller

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