LUDLOW, Vt. – Jeffrey Alan Lawrence, Master Carpenter, born May 11, 1947, at Springfield Hospital, in Springfield, Vt., passed away on January 14, 2017 in Green Valley, AZ.
He was the son of Harold F. Lawrence and Doris Baker Lawrence of Ludlow, Vt. He was a proud graduate of Black River High School in 1965.
He enlisted in the U.S Army and was sent to Vietnam from April 1966 to April 1967 where he was stationed at An Khe in charge of a construction crew and awarded with a Commendation Medal for Excellence.
His last tour of duty was in Fairbanks, Alaska. He drove home down the Alaskan Highway, in a 1959 Chevrolet. He loved classic cars and attended and won many car shows with his Mazda Miata.
In February, 1969 he married Lucinda S. Twine in Ludlow, Vt. where they lived and worked for many years. While in Ludlow he was a member of the Baptist Church and Captain in the Ludlow Fire Department.
Jeff learned Master Carpentry from his father and was truly gifted. He was employed by ER Wiggins, Green Mountain Lumber, Belknap’s and All Seasons Construction.
After his move to Green Valley, AZ, he worked on many projects even designing and building a tiny house. His beautiful work can be found in buildings from the Green Mountains to the Sonoran Desert.
Survivors include his daughter Aprille Rae Hillock, her husband Douglas, and grandchildren Newton Jeffrey Rose and Bailey Matteson, a son Justin Jeffrey Lawrence and his wife Erin, and grandchildren Chelsea, Tucker Jeffrey and Katie. Jeff has a surviving sister Susan, a nephew Peter and family. There are also numerous cousins, cherished friends, high school classmates and his famous MacDonalds Gang.
In recent years, after moving to Green Valley, Jeff met his love Cyrel Bandy, with whom he has shared his life, making new memories and having wonderful adventures. Jeff and all those who loved him have treasured Cyrel’s care and support.
A celebration of life in Green Valley, and a gathering in Vermont will be announced at a later date. Donations in his name can be sent to the veteran’s organization of your choice.