January 9, 2009
John Bonsall "Jack" Lawrence
John Bonsall "Jack" Lawrence passed away peacefully in Richardson, Texas, on January 5, 2009. Jack was very fond of Midland College and he and his wife, Alice, enjoyed their participation in the College Classics program and taking walks around Chaparral Circle. Because of his close connection to the college, Jack's memorial service was held at MC's Dollye Neal Chapel on January 10.
He was born on May 28, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa and is preceded in death by his parents Vance and Florence Lawrence, brother Charles Lawrence and sister Elizabeth Lawrence Shaw. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Alice Lawrence of Midland, Texas; sister Edith Lawrence Stinner of Houston, Texas; son Steve Lawrence, daughter-in-law Liz Lane, and grandson Thomas Lawrence of Richmond, Texas; son Alan Lawrence and daughter-in-law Anita Tucker of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; son Ron Lawrence and daughter-in-law Betty Lawrence of London, England; granddaughter Jennifer Lawrence of Charleston, South Carolina, grandson Alec Lawrence of Austin, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack enjoyed a long career with Ortloff Engineers in Midland. He was very active as a member of the Christian Science church in Midland. Jack is greatly missed by beloved family and friends he leaves behind.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested memorial contributions be made to the Midland College Foundation. If you wish to make an online gift in his memory, visit Give a Gift, or you may mail your donation to:
MIDLAND COLLEGE FOUNDATION, INC.
3600 N. GARFIELD · MIDLAND, TX 79705