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Lawrence Wilson had an appetite for life

Posted: Thursday, Sep 27th, 2012

Lawrence Wilson passed away on Aug. 25 at the young age of 52.

He was born in Cedar Ridge, Arizona on August 5, 1960. He was a student at Tuba City Boarding School, and later, at age 11 took part in the Mormon Placement Program and lived with a foster family in Capistrano Beach, CaliŁ A Richfield, Utah graduate, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and later went on to attend the University ofHawii, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

In November of 1983, he became an SRP employee, and remained a dedicated employee for over 28 years.

In his earlier years, he was active in various sports such as track and field, basketball, football, baseball, and even Bronco riding. He enjoyed coaching his children who became active in sports, as well as adding cycling, hiking, and running to his own activities.

He had an appetite for life, and truly lived each day as if it were his last. He involved himself, by doing volunteer work through SRP in many charitable fundraisers, and especially enjoyed with helping build homes for those who were without one.

He was preceded in death by his father, Forrest Wilson. He is survived by his six brothers, Eddie, Kee Dee, Tony, Ross, Kee Boone, and Leander, as well as six sisters, Mae, Alice, Pauline, Susie, Nina, and Laverne. His own children, son Ethan Wilson, and daughter Kamaleilani Moreno, son-in-law Omar Moreno, and two grandchildren Malia Moreno, and Kekoa Moreno.

Lawrence was laid to rest by way of a Traditional Navajo Ceremony, near his childhood homestead in Cedar Ridge, Arizona on August 29, 2012. He was an amazing and loving man, brother, father, and son, and will be missed by many.

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