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Arthur Lawrence

August 23, 1936 — January 12, 2024

Rocklin, California

Arthur Lawrence

Arthur Lawrence, born to Anastacio Lucero and Rosa Alderete on August 23, 1936 in Mesilla, New Mexico, peacefully passed away on January 12, 2024 in Rocklin, CA. He lived a remarkable life filled with achievements, adventures, and cherished relationships. Arthur's memory will forever live on as a source of inspiration and love for his surviving family and friends.

After serving in the United States Army for four years, Arthur reached the rank of Specialist Fourth Class (E4) and even spent time stationed in Germany. His military service shaped him into a disciplined and honorable individual, traits that he carried with him throughout his life.

Arthur had an illustrious career spanning multiple industries. He managed El Torito Restaurants, where he created memorable dining experiences for many people. Later on, Arthur moved on to Sportsman's Lodge as General Manager, where he brought joy to guests with his warm hospitality. Finally, he found his passion at Westlake Village Golf Club, where he combined his love for the sport with his unmatched professionalism.

However, Arthur's life extended far beyond his professional achievements. He had a deep love for travel and adventure. Countless memories were made as he journeyed through Europe and explored countries such as Greece, Holland, France and Italy. His thirst for exploration knew no bounds and those who had the opportunity to accompany him on these trips will forever cherish those moments.

Arthur possessed an incredible linguistic ability and was proud of his fluency in multiple languages including English, Spanish, German, and French. This skill not only allowed him to connect with diverse communities but also opened doors for meaningful cultural exchanges.

Family was of utmost importance to Arthur. He is survived by his beloved spouse Karen Elaine Lawrence who stood beside him throughout their shared journey. Arthur's brothers, Robert (wife Susie), Max and David, and sisters Peggy, Belindia and Olga were not only siblings but also true companions who provided unwavering support and love. His nephews Derek, Mason, Brandon, Westin, Michael (wife Pam), Dominic, Mark and John, along with his nieces Laken, Dakota, Mariah, Cheyenne, and Olivia, shared a special bond filled with laughter and cherished memories.

As Arthur is laid to rest, let us remember him not with sadness but with gratitude for the incredible impact he has made on our lives. We should strive to emulate his passion for exploration, his dedication in all aspects of life, and most importantly, his unwavering love for family and friends.

May we find solace in the memories we shared with Arthur Lawrence as we honor his legacy. Rest peacefully dear friend; your spirit will forever live on in our hearts.

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I WON'T FORGET by Arthur's brother Bobby

Arthur let me start by simply saying that I love you very much as does Susie, Mason and Olivia.

I won't forget how when you had time you would come over to the house and pick up me and David and Michael and perhaps any friends we may have had over and take us all to the park to play football. We would play for hours after we got out of school.

I won't forget how sore I was the next few days after we played which I think now was almost every Monday.

I won't forget we would come home after playing and I would be all itchy after rolling around in the grass.

I won't forget Mom used to make all of us dinner after we washed up.

Enchiladas here we come!!!!

I won't forget after dinner we would pile back into your car and go to the Victory drive-in theater to see the latest movie showing there.

I won't forget raiding the snack bar during intermission and hearing the crunch of popcorn amid the laughter of us watching the latest Jerry Lewis movie.

I won't forget you taking all of us to the Grand Canyon and hiking along the rim and marveling at the sights and sounds of that majestic place.

I won't forget you taking all of us to camp out on the beach up in the Santa Barbara area and being woken up with the sounds of the ocean coming into our tents as the high tide rose and washed us out.

I won't forget how you helped me get my very first job and what that meant to me.

Arthur thank you for all of that and everything else as well!!!

In many ways you tried to be the Father figure for us all and in my mind's eye you were.

So until that day comes when I can no longer remember I want everyone to know

I won't forget.

Love you Art!!

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Past Services


Monday, January 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:30 am (Pacific time)

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr,, Rocklin, CA 95677

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Monday, January 29, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Pacific time)

Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel

6920 Destiny Dr,, Rocklin, CA 95677

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Graveside Service

Monday, January 29, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Pacific time)

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