Diane L. Lawrence, 74, died at her home in Greenville,South Carolina on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.
Born in 1941 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of Clifford and Florence Rutter. She married Chuck Lawrence in 1985.
A graduate of Lycoming College, she became a teacher of high school English and Spanish in New Jersey and later a realtor and regional manager in the mortgage and mortgage insurance business in New York and the Northeast Region where she retired in 2005.
Diane loved numerous outdoor sports including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. She was a member of the Adirondack Mountain Club and became a 46er for hiking all 46 of the high peaks in that range. She was also a competitive race walker. She and Chuck were world travelers, and attended classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Furman University.
She is survived by her son Mickey McMullin, sisters Gerry and Louise and brother Larry. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Chuck Lawrence (sons David, Steve and Todd).
A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship where she and Chuck have been active members during the last ten years.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are considered to:
Regency Hospice, 880 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Suite 1A, Greenville, SC 29607;
Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609;
OLLI at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville SC 29613-1511 or the charity of your choice.