Charlene Boyd Lawson, 99, of Bowling Green, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. Memorial services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday July 18, at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Bowling Green with Rev. Randall Cone officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to the time of service at the church.
Charlene Boyd Lawson was born Nov. 9, 1913, the daughter of A. M. and Kathryn Pearl Brown Bennett. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1931 and then attended St. Norbert’s in De Pere, Wis.
She married Edward Lawson on June 15, 1985 at the Grace Episcopal Church in Clarksville. She later became a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Bowling Green and remained a member until her death.
Survivors include her husband Ed, three sons, Rick Boyd and wife Pat of Louisiana, John Boyd and companion Clarissa Woods of Clarksville, and Walter Boyd III and wife Karen of St. Louis.; six grandchildren, Michelle Danback of Paynesville, Angela Boyd and Andrew Boyd of St. Louis, Travis Boyd and wife Rebecca of Troy, Allison Boyd and Cara Boyd of Columbia; and four great-grandchildren, Alyssa Danback of Paynesville, Garrett, Lily, and Layla Boyd of Columbia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Sarah Bennett Waters and Margie Bennett, and a daughter-in-law Doni Boyd.
Charlene lived in De Pere, Wis., for many years with her husband Walter Boyd Jr. and three sons.
Her first husband preceded her in death. She was an active member in the Union Congregational Church in Green Bay and was Director of Christian Education.
In 1965 she returned to Clarksville. She was a member of the Clarksville Presbyterian Church and later a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Clarksville where she served as pianist for many years.
She owned and operated Pirates Cove in Clarksville and managed the Clarksville Skylift.
She also served on the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce and was a Grand Marshall of the Clarksville Applefest. She served on the Clarksville Youth Council and was a founder of the Clarksville Historical Museum.
She served on the Pike County Tourism Commission, ILIAMO, University of Missouri Extension Council and served as Missouri Community Betterment Ambassador.
Memorials can be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 15 N. High, Bowling Green, MO 63334 or Pike County Home Health and Hospice 18120 Pike 312, Bowling Green, MO 63334.
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