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John Lawrence

July 24, 1930 - January 13, 2014

John S. “Jack” Lawrence 83, passed away January 13, 2014. John was born July 24, 1930 in Bennington, Vermont. He graduated from Bennington High School in 1948 and attended the University of Vermont. He was accepted on a four-year technical training program at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y.
He married Jean Shirley MacDougall in Schenectady, N.Y. in 1950. She proceeded him in death October 21, 2012
He spent 10 years with General Electric in numerous locations, including the Jet Engine Division near Cincinnati. In 1958, he accepted an offer with Marguart Aviation in Ogden. Later he took a job at Browning Arms Co. for 23 years until retiring. One of his designs was the BL22 and it is one of the most popular model.
He was active in sports and coached several local youth in Alpine Ski Racing, some of whom went on to professional careers. He also held leadership positions in the Boy Scouts for 20 years.
Among his civic activities, he did extensive trail development and maintenance. He also painted one of the murals at the Ogden Rodeo Stadium.
He is survived by a son, Daniel J. (Melanie) Lawrence. One grandson, Dr. Johnathan E. Lawrence (Carolyn) and great granddaughter, Beira. One granddaughter, S Sgt Danielle M. Lawrence (Maj. John Wheeler) and great grandson Logan. Step Grandsons; Jeromy Smith, Adam (Bridgette) Smith and family, Joshua Smith, Austin Smith.
Funeral services for John will be held 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014 at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th street in Ogden. A public viewing will be held following services at the mortuary.
As per John’s wishes Leavitt’s Mortuary will be in care of his cremation.
Inurnment will be in the Crystal Gardens Mausoleum Aultorest Memorial Park.



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Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Viewing and  Gathering will be held after services.


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Born: July 24, 1930
Died: January 13, 2014

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Rae Sheeran posted on 1/18/14

I worked with Jack in Research & Development at Browning Arms Co. for many years and always enjoyed his company and the many chats we had. I also enjoyed Jean's company at the department Christmas parties we attended. Please accept my sincere condolences.