Kenneth Lawrence

Posted: Friday, January 25, 2002

Juneau resident Kenneth Lawrence, 74, died Jan. 24, 2002, of cancer at his home in Juneau.

He was born to John and Dora Lawrence on Nov. 15, 1927, in Sitka. A member of the Kaag Waan Taan Gaech Hit (Wolf House) and a decorated veteran of the Korean War, he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and given two purple hearts. He was a member of the American Legion Post 13 of Sitka, and was a commercial fisherman until his family moved to Juneau. In Juneau, he worked as a janitor for the Juneau School District.

He is survived by his wife Mable Ann Lawrence, Hoonah; daughter Rachel Lawrence; sisters Jean Morrisey of Washington and Gertrude and Annabelle, Juneau; Jack Lawrence, California, Harold Lawrence, Washington, and William Lawrence, Anchorage; and many other friends and family members.

Viewing will take place at the Alaskan Mortuary from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Tlingit-Haida Community Hall in Juneau. A potluck reception will follow. Graveside services presided by American Legion Post No. 13 will be held in Sitka at the National Cemetery on Jan. 29. A time for these services will be announced.

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