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Barbara Lawrence

August 1, 1927 — March 18, 2023


Barbara (Thwaits) Lawrence, 95, of Clintonville went to her final home with God on March 18, 2023 surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara graduated from Keeseville High School in 1944. On June 9th, 1947 she married the love of her life, Prescott Lawrence. Together they built a home and had two sons on Sandhill Road in Clintonville. Barbara's love for her family was fierce. She was a dedicated and accomplished homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother for all of her 95 years.

Barbara was an avid Yankees fan. If there was a game on, you could find her in her comfy chair cheering on her favorite player, Derek Jeter. In her later years she was happy as long as she had her partner in crime, her beloved son "Pat". She looked forward to his daily visits and his nightly phone calls. She would always ask for a new Paisley story.

Her faith in the Lord never wavered which made her a true inspiration to many.

Barbara is survived by her sons Patrick (Cindy) Lawrence and John Lawrence; grandchildren Stephanie (Jason) Preston, Stacy (Robbie) Thomas, JP Lawrence, Daryl Lawrence and companion Jennifer Patnode; great-grandchildren Emma Vilegi, Paisley Preston, Kaleigh Thomas, Kenzie Thomas, Isaiah Lawrence, Jeweli Lawrence; nieces Brenda Ford, Jean LaVallee, Sue Ashline, Elizabeth Smith, Penney Lovely; nephews William Thwaits III, Frederick Thwaits, Thomas Thwaits; and a very special person in her life, Sue Lawrence.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband Prescott, her parents William and Dora Thwaits, her brothers William Thwaits, Jr., Frederick Thwaits; and sisters-in-law Barbara Thwaits, Harriet Thwaits; daughter-in-law Mary Lawrence; special Aunt and Uncle Lil and Halsey Seguin; and her beloved poodle Missy.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara's memory can be made to the Clintonville Methodist Church, 2546 Rte. 9N, Au Sable Forks, NY 12912.

A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clintonville Cemetery off of Sand Hill Road.

Services were entrusted to Heidrick-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks.

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