Artvera Lawrence

October 1925 – October 2012

Artvera F. Lawrence, 86 of Modesto, passed away at Vintage Faire Nursing. She was born in Washington, Missouri and was known to family and friends back east as “Beba”. She came to California with husband John and daughter Tamara in 1949. In her 50’s she went to work at the Blue Chip Stamp Store in Modesto and after that closing she worked at Thrifty Drug Store on Tully Rd in Modesto.

Artvera is survived by her five children Tamara Morris, Mark Lawrence, Lynda Hale, Craig Lawrence and David Lawrence; she was blessed with seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; sister Topsy (Marvin) Wilmesherr and sister in law Dee Maschmann and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Emil and Edith Maschmann; brothers Lawry and Kenny Maschmann.

Memorial service to honor Artvera will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 3:00p.m. at 916 Charleston Ave. in Modesto with open house to follow until 7:00p.m. Please share your memories at

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