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In memoriam: Charles Lawrence

Charlie Lawrence
Charles Lawrence, dairy advisor emeritus Humboldt County, was killed in a vehicle accident on Sept. 17. He was 82.

The Sonoma County native served as a U.S. Army sergeant from 1953 through 1955, then earned his B.S. and M.S. in animal husbandry from UC Davis. In 1960, Lawrence joined UC Cooperative Extension as an extension assistant in Contra Costa County. In April 1961, he transferred to Fresno County to work on agricultural economics and farm analysis until June 1961, when he accepted a dairy advisor position in Humboldt County. Lawrence retired in 1991.

In retirement, he enjoyed tending his apple orchard and managing timber harvests and regrowth at the family's redwood forest. He also served as president of a family foundation that provides grants annually in support of care for the elderly in Humboldt County.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Lynn, and children Barbara Johnson, Anna Garlick, Sara Bank, Bill Lawrence, Joe Lawrence; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family will have a private burial service followed by a gathering at the Humboldt County Agriculture Center at 5630 South Broadway, Eureka, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Read his full obituary at


Posted on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 8:44 AM

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