Connie Jean Lawrenson of Austin died Nov. 17, 2017, under the care of hospice. She was 65 and suffered from AL amyloidosis.
Connie Jean Haines was born in Niellsville, Wis., to Leslie "Gene" and June (Voight) Haines on May 12, 1952. She spent her childhood in Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota.
On June 30, 1972, she married Merle Lawrenson.
Mrs. Lawrensen worked for the University of South Dakota and Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, then later as a Hoda Home interior decorator.
In December 1979, the Lawrensons moved south of Sacramento, Calif., and she became a Pampered Chef consultant chef. She earned trips to destinations around the world through her consulting. In 2004, they moved to Colorado.
Mrs. Lawrensen was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1976. Mr. Lawrensen was baptized in 1977 and they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple on Sept. 6, 1978.
She is survived by her husband, Merle of Austin; sons, Brett (Eschelle) of Santaquin, Utah, and Dustin (Misty) of Chowchilla, Calif.; six grandchildren; her parents; sisters, Kay (Mike) Austin, Tamara (Scott) Krieger and Crystal Murphy; brother, Thomas (Margo) Haines; and extended family.
A living memorial was held Oct. 15.