Wilma Virginia Lawrence, 82, passed away March 21, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction of complications from a stroke.
Wilma was born April 21, 1926 to Jess and Alva McKinney Huffman at Silver Cliff, Colo. Her family moved to Hatch, N.M., where she grew up and graduated from Hatch High School.
After high school she married Grover Lawrence in Hatch, N.M. on October 16, 1948. They moved wherever he was stationed in the military.
After his discharge they moved to Eckert, Colo. and then to La Sal, Utah. In 1962, they moved to Moab, where they stayed.
Wilma loved the outdoors, hiking, and rock collecting, but the most important thing to her was her family.
She is survived by a son, Albion, of Moab; a granddaughter, Vicki Roads, of Texas; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Roads, of Moab, Jeremy Bailey, of Mancos, Colo., and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Andrea Lawrence Roads; a grandson, Donny Roads, and a granddaughter, Penny Lawrence.
Funeral Services will be Saturday March 28, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Moab Baptist Church 356 W. Kane Creek Blvd. A viewing will be held Friday March 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Spanish Valley Mortuary, 386 North 100 West, and at the church at 10 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortuary.com