DURAN, Lawrence F.
8/10/1953 - 5/01/2013
Lawrence Duran was born August 10, 1953 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, raised in Walnut Creek, California and passed unexpectedly on May 1, 2013 at home in El Dorado Hills, California.
Lawrence proudly served with the United States Navy Seabees and spent time on Diego Garcia, a small atoll in the Indian Ocean. Following his service, he continued his education and received his Bachelor's Degree from San Francisco State University, then became a Pharmacy Tech with Kaiser Permanente. At the age of 48, Lawrence again returned to school and graduated from the American River College Nursing Program as a RN. He later became a Nurse Educator with UNITEK College in Sacramento.
He was a lover of music and a musician himself. He played both the drums and the rhythm guitar. He had a passion for cooking and was known for his barbeque and potato salad, a skill he passed on lovingly to his daughter.
He is survived by his daughter Veronica Duran, formerly of Shingle Springs, CA and currently residing in Rancho Cordova, CA; his siblings, Frank Duran, Margaret Cloud, Stella Rankin, Bennie Duran, and David Duran. He is also survived by Jesse Duran, whom he raised.
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm, Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home, 2855 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA. Interment will be private at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, CA.Online condolences may be posted at chapelofthepinesfunerals.com.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on May 7, 2013