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Aileen Mae Lawrence

January 9, 1933 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 84)


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 Aileen​ ​Mae​ ​Clark​ ​was​ ​born​ ​during​ ​the​ ​Great​ ​American​ ​Depression​ ​on​ ​January​ ​9, 1933. ​ ​Aileen, ​ ​with​ ​her ​sisters​ ​Shelarose,​ ​Bernadine​ ​and​ ​half-brother​, ​Lloyd,​ ​were  born​ ​and​ ​raised​ ​in​ ​a ​Christian​ ​home in Seattle. ​Outside​ ​of​ ​school​, ​church attendance and ​piano​ ​lessons, ​ ​the​ ​family​ ​enjoyed​ ​annual​ ​vacations​ ​to​ ​Long​ ​Beach,  Washington, which Aileen continued to enjoy visiting throughout her life.​ ​Aileen​ ​graduated​ ​from​ ​Lincoln​ ​High​ ​School​ ​in​ Seattle, WA in ​1951​ ​and​ ​soon went to work​ ​as​ ​a  secretary​ ​for​ ​a​ ​downtown​ ​Seattle​ ​insurance​ ​company.  On​ ​New​ ​Year’s​ ​Eve​ ​1953​ ​Aileen​ ​married​ ​Vance​ ​F.​ ​Lawrence, ​ ​a​ ​veteran​ ​of​ ​the​ ​U.S.  Navy​ ​that​ ​served​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Korean​ ​War.​ ​Vance​ ​and​ ​Aileen​ ​had​ ​4​ ​children:​ ​Michel  (1955),​ ​Retta​ ​(1958),​ ​Ron​ ​(1961)​ ​and​ ​Darren​ ​(1965).​ ​They​ ​raised​ ​their​ ​family​ ​in​ ​the  Seattle-Tacoma​ ​areas.​ ​Aileen​ ​loved​ ​to​ ​sew​ ​and​ ​was​ ​an​ ​excellent​ ​seamstress,​ ​making  clothes​ ​for​ ​herself​ ​and​ ​her​ ​children.​ ​Eventually​ ​she​ ​was​ ​employed​ ​with​ ​Wade’s  Custom​ ​Drapery​ ​in​ ​Tacoma​ ​making​ ​custom​ ​draperies​ ​for​ ​their​ ​accounts.​ ​She  worked​ ​there​ ​until​ ​her​ ​retirement.​ ​Aileen​ ​had​ ​a​ ​deep​ ​love​ ​for​ ​family,​ ​especially  when​ ​her​ ​grand​ ​babies​ ​came​ ​along.​ ​She​ ​also​ ​enjoyed​ ​traveling​ ​with​ ​her​ ​husband  after​ ​he​ ​retired.  Aileen​ ​passed​ ​away​ ​in​ ​her​ ​sleep​ ​after​ ​a​ ​brief​ ​illness​ ​on​ ​December​ ​30,​ ​2017.​ ​She  was​ ​preceded​ ​in​ ​death​ ​by​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​Vance​ ​(1997).​ ​She​ ​is​ ​survived​ ​by​ ​her  children:​ ​Michel​ ​Short​ ​(Bill​)​ ​of​ ​Seattle,​ ​Retta​ ​Grewelle​ ​(​Gary)​ ​of  Marysville,​ ​Ron​ ​Lawrence​ ​(​Linda)​ ​of​ ​Lake​ ​Tapps,​ ​and​ ​Darren​ ​Lawrence​ ​(Lisa)​ ​of​ ​Tacoma and​ ​had​ ​12​ ​grandchildren​ ​and​ ​6​ ​great-grandchildren.


 Service Information

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 13, 2018

11:00 AM
Haven of Rest Chapel
8503 Hwy 16 NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332


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