Lillian (Lill) A Lawrence passed away peacefully November 18, 2020. Lillian was born and raised in Portland, Oregon to Henry and Anna Schmer on August 17, 1927. Lillian attended Jefferson High School, and went on to Business School before getting married to Jack in February 1949. She always said that she had a truly wonderful spoiled and blessed life with husband Jack for 72 years.
She and Jack with family spent many happy years as members of Tyee Yacht Club then the two traveled extensively across the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and the South Seas.
Lillian and Jack raised four children, Diane Fuller, Nancy Barry (Randy), Jerry Lawrence and Janice Jackson (David) with eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Clarence (Nick) Schmer and two nieces.
Lill was a member of the OPEIU Local 11 as a bookkeeper for 10 years. Lillian loved raising orchids in a greenhouse Jack built for her, then began her thoroughly enjoyable obsession with collecting “Barbie” dolls. She then went on to a genealogy hobby which snowballed into several extended family histories. She was a member of the German Society and enjoyed working with them.
She was so very much loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
No service is planned at this time. She will be entombed at Rose City Cemetery Mausoleum “next door” to her parents.
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