Jean Evelyn Lawrence
Following a life dedicated to her family, Jean Evelyn Lawrence passed away peacefully in Fond du Lac, WI on February 15, 2022 after a brief illness.
Jean was born on December 28, 1934 in Milwaukee, WI. She grew up in Cedarburg, WI. She was the second child of Clarence and Evelyn Faris.
She married David Lawrence on June 16, 1956. They met in Madison, WI while she attended nursing school at the University of Wisconsin, and he attended medical school.
David joined the Navy. While stationed in Hawaii, Jean worked at a plantation hospital until the birth of their son, Lee.
Their next stop was San Diego where their daughter Linda was born. They then settled in Fond du Lac.
Jean has been active with the Medical Auxiliary and many other women’s organizations.
Her passion however, was for all things equine. She competed in dressage and hunter/jumper events. She loved volunteering with the Free Spirit Riders Club.
In retirement, she and Dave traveled extensively including a rafting trip in the Grand Canyon.
She is survived by her children; Lee (Rebecca) Lawrence and Linda Adams; grandchildren Erik and Jordan Lawrence and Heather Adams.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, her parents, and brother James Faris.
A private funeral is planned for the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice or Rawhide Youth Services-Fond du Lac.
In remembrance of Jean, give your family members and friends a hug whenever you can.