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LAWRENCE, Diane

LAWRENCE, Diane

LAWRENCE - Diane Formerly of Buffalo, NY and Grand Island, NY, died at her home in Greenville, SC on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. She was born in Wilmington, DE to Clifford and Florence Rutter. She graduated from Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA and became a high school English and Spanish teacher in New Jersey. She then pursued a career in real estate and retired from a mortgage insurance Regional Supervisor position with Crestar in 2005. Diane was married to Charles Lawrence, III in 1985 and the couple moved to Greenville, SC in 2005. Diane was active with the Adirondack Mountain Club and became a 46er after hiking the 46 high peaks in that range. She was also a competitive race walker, competing in the Marine Corps Competition and Senior Olympics winning her age range in both. While in Greenville, she and Chuck continued to participate in outdoor activities as well as attending classes as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on the Furman University Campus. She is survived by her son, Mickey McMullin; sisters, Gerry and Louise (Lana) and brother, Larry (Ramatu) in addition to three nephews and two nieces, and is remembered by Chuck's sons, Steve, David and Todd. Diane is predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Chuck Lawrence (7/2015). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memoriam to the charity/fund of your choice or to one of the following: Regency Hospice, 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 1A, Greenville, SC 29607; Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd., Greenville, SC 29609; OLLI at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC 29613-1511. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 2 PM at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Greenville, SC.

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