Tammy Jean LawrenceMay 08,2014Tammy Jean Lawrence
FAIR HAVEN — Tammy Jean Lawrence, 54, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Lawrence was born Sept. 11, 1959, in Rutland. She was the daughter of Arnold Sr. and Doris (Sharpe) Reed. She received her early education in local Fair Haven schools. On Jan. 23, 1983, she married Joseph Carlton Lawrence in Poultney. She had worked for several years beside her husband as a trimmer for Western Slate Co. in Poultney and later at the Scotch Hill Quarry in Fair Haven. She had a real zest for life. Her family was everything to her. She enjoyed bears and fishing.
Surviving is her children: Amanda Lawrence of Benson, Justin Lawrence of West Haven, Joseph Reed of Fair Haven, Emily Severance of Barre and Jennifer Macy of Whitehall, N.Y. Her sisters Barb Wilkinson of Rutland, Janice Carpenter of Ticonderoga, N.Y., Francetta Tice of Wells, Peggy VanGuilder of Lake George, N.Y., Robin VanGuilder of Winthrop, N.Y., her brothers Donald “Donny” Reed of Ticonderoga, N.Y., Arnold Reed Jr. of Michigan, Randy VanGuilder of Glens Falls, N.Y., and Ralph VanGuilder of Norfolk, N.Y. Ten grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lawrence, on Sept. 5, 2008.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to: The Foley Cancer Clinic, 160 Allen St., Rutland, VT 05701.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven.
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