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Lawrence Widner
February 22, 1936  -  December 1, 2008

PLawrence was born the second son of Harley and Edith Widner on February 22, 1936.nbsp He leaves behind four sisters, Gay Johnson, Susie Widner, Karen and Wayne Lightfoot and Nyla and Rick Walter and three brothers, Harley and Ruthie Widner, Lynell Widner, and Jamie and Robin Widner and inlaws Molly Widner and Clyde Yarbrough.nbsp He was also dearly loved by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Neville Widner and two sisters Sharon Yarbrough, and Debbie Lesly, sisterinlaw Linda Widner and beloved motherinlaw Reva Farmer.PPLawrence graduated from Melrose High School in 1954 and received a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture Education from NMSU and later a Masters degree in School Administration from ENMU. He served as New Mexico State FFA President in 1954. He taught Ag and Science in various schools in Eastern New Mexico. PPIn 1975 Lawrence and Carolyn moved to Bovina, Texas where he continued teaching and raising show pigs.nbsp In 1978 Lawrence achieved a lifelong dream when he and Carolyn bought their first farm.nbsp C and L Farms has grown into quite a partnership with several farms in Parmer County.nbsp Lawrence has remained active volunteering for the youth of Parmer County since his retirement in 1999.nbsp He was currently serving as a board member for Parmer County Farm Bureau, Parmer County Livestock Show, and Friona Federal Credit Union.nbsp PPServices will be held at 1:00 pm CST Thursday, December 1, 2008, at Bovina Church of Christ and interment at Melrose Cemetery at 4:00 pm MST.nbsp Family requests memorials be sent to: The Widner Family Scholarship Fund, co American Heritage Bank, P.O. Box 318, Melrose, New Mexiconbsp 88124 or your favorite charity.P

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