In Memory of Robert LAWRENCE

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Robert LAWRENCE

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Service Date:   March 19, 2015, 11:00 am

Date of Birth:   July 24, 1931

Date of Death:   March 10, 2015

Service Type:   Funeral Service

Charitable Donations Made To:   The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations be made to Gonzaga University (502 E Boone Ave , Spokane WA 99258) or to Green River Community College (12401 SE 320th St., Auburn, WA 98902)

Life Legacy:
Robert P. Lawrence (July 24, 1931 - March 10, 2015) Bob was born July 24, 1931 in Yakima, WA. He passed away, March 10, 2015 at the Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He and his wife Pat celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last month. Bob was a graduate of Gonzaga University where he earned his B. Ed. and M. Ed. He also attended Washington State University on a NDEA fellowship for post graduate advanced study in counseling and guidance. He taught in public schools in Spokane and Yakima, then returned to teach at Gonzaga University in the Education Dept. He retired after 25 years as Dean of Instruction for math, learning resource center and educational services at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA. He is survived by his wife Pat, son Paul, daughter Jean and several nieces and nephews. He was loved by many and we will miss him very much. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 at St Theresa's Parish (3939 SW 331st St. Federal Way) where he was a long time parishioner.

Messages of Condolence:

"Bob was one of my all time favorite people and administrators. He was always pleasant, easy going and trustworthy. So sorry to hear the news."
- Bob Aubert

"We loved Uncle Bob! One of our all time favorite people"
- Dan and Rae Scott

"We will miss you Bob!😥"
- Debbie Vanhoy

"While I have had the district pleasure of knowing Bob's son Paul for many years, I met Bob in person for the first time last year. Bob greeted me at the door with a most witty comment and set the stage for one of the best vacations I have ever had, thanks to the wonderful company of the Lawrence family. I felt that my life was enhanced thanks to the time I was able to spend with he and his wonderful wife, Pat. What an impact he must have had on the people fortunate to have spent multiple times in his presence. "
- George Willock

"Bob and I met when we both started in Int’l Programs at GRC. We soon discovered one of his former Gonzaga students became my husband’s math teacher. Bob was so helpful when my girls started college. He was often their “stand-in” advisor for many university questions. Bob was a wonderful person to work with and I will miss our chats. "
- Judy Fuchs

"Uncle Bob was a man people were drawn to. He had a great sense of humor. He was definately a "Lawrence". We all loved listening to his stories. He could "cut a rug" on the dance floor with all his nieces &nephews. What fun family gatherings were. But most of all, his love for aunt Pat was a shining example of what a great marriage is. "
- Lou Scott

"Bob was such a great part of Green River Community College. I first met him in 1983 when I went to work for Bill Taylor. Bob and I shared the same birthday, and we had many friendly chats over the years. He will be missed. Marcy Maurer"
- Marcy Maurer

"We were honored and blessed by having Bob advise international students part time for us for many years. His institutional knowledge, life experience and unflagging positiveness made every day we worked with him a sunny day, regardless of the weather outside. He looked for the good in everyone and invariably brought it out. We'll miss him very much."
- Ross Jennings

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