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Margaret (Sherry) Sherrill (Manwill) Lawrence

June 15, 1933 ~ July 5, 2018 (age 85)
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Margaret Sherrill Lawrence:

St. George, UT:

Margaret “Sherry” Lawrence age 85 passed away on July 5, 2018 under the loving care of her family at her daughter’s home in St. George, UT.

Sherry was born on June 15, 1933 in Payson Utah and raised for most of her youth by her father in Payson. She was born to the parents of William Riley Manwill and Thilda Huish.

Sherry was married to the only love of her life Melvin R. Lawrence on September 4, 1954 and was sealed in the LDS Temple. They were married for 63 years before his passing in early of this same year.

Sherry was a strong and beautiful woman that was born and raised in a tough time when money and food was at a scarcity. She grew to love the outdoors and nature in general and appreciated the beautiful aspects in nature and people. She was the most positive, grateful, and nurturing woman that you would ever have a chance to meet. She had a tremendous sense of humor and was sharp, witty and knowledgeable in world events and politics.

Sherry had a strong faith in the LDS church and served in many facets and positions during her lifetime. She loved listening to the beautiful music of the church and was always willing to serve the church and her family in everything that she could. She worked many years at HAFB in a high level executive administrative position which she spoke of proudly throughout her lifetime and had a deep love for this country and the opportunities that it provided her and her family.

Sherry loved her family unconditionally and always spoke in kind words with never a negative word to say about anyone or anything. She was an example to all that knew her in her positive attitude and her kind and caring approach.

Sherry is survived by three of her four children, her son Richard Lawrence (Kelly Tidwell), Salt Lake City, UT her daughter, Lisa Lawrence Hansen (Brandon Hansen), St. George, UT. with whom she lived with during her last several years of life, and her youngest daughter Linda Lawrence of Mesquite, NV and a nephew like a son, Dewayne Knott of Missouri.

She is survived by her 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren who she loved more than anything and took much pride in and had special ways of doting on her grandchildren throughout their lives.

She was preceded in death, by her son Allen J. Lawrence, and her granddaughter’s Lacy Page Lawrence, and Amber LeAnn Lawrence.

She was also preceded by her immediate family of 3 brothers and 2 sisters as Sherry was the last remaining in her immediate family to pass.

Family and friends will be invited for a memorial service that will be held at the Payson Cemetery in early 2019 when the family can gather collectively. Our family wishes to thank her physicians, and Dixie Hospice and Home Health care for their loving attention in the past few weeks of her life and will be forever grateful for your love.

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