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Earl Lawver


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Earl Lawver Obituary
Earl Lawver
September 7, 1923 - May 4, 2014
Resident of Danville
Earl Lawver, a long-time resident of Orinda, CA before moving to Bend, OR in 1989 and most recently Danville, CA, died May 4th, 2014 at the age of 90. He was born Sept. 7th, 1923 in Tyler, TX, the only child of Earl and Ruby Lawver. He is survived by his loving wife, Jane Knox of Danville; by his sons Bryan (Marilyn) of Danville, Lawrence of Austin, TX, and Kenneth (Frances) of Manteca; Jane's daughters Susan of Stanford, CA, and Chris (Ron Henderson) of Fresno, CA; his grand-daughters Sandra (Chris) Francioch of Danville, and Debra of Danville; and three great grandchildren, Zoe Francioch of Danville, and Hunter and Autumn Maestretti of Manteca. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 62 years, Christine Lawver. He lived a long and joyful life. His parents were both school teachers who needed BA degrees after they started teaching so he spent his youth in Tyler, TX and summers in Ft. Collins, CO where his parents studied. After starting at Rice University, he joined the Army Air Force in World War II. He had meteorology training at UCLA where he met and married his first wife and spent part of his war years in Costa Rica and Panama. He finished his engineering degree at UC Berkeley and took his first job in Houston but returned to California in 1954. His last engineering project involved an assignment in Chile where he and Chris lived for four months. He enjoyed fishing, golf and bridge. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on May 17, 2014 at San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo,CA. In lieu of flowers, a contribution to is welcome.

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Published in Contra Costa Times on May 10, 2014
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