Betty A. Lawrence
Betty A. Lawrence
  • November 12, 1932 - September 17, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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Betty A. Lawrence, age 84, passed away on September 17, 2017 at Sunset Point in Clearwater, FL. She was born November 12, 1932 in Beaver County, Oklahoma, daughter of the late Charlie Harper Allen and Jewel (Burke) Allen. To those closest to her, she was known as “Betty Boop”.

Betty attended business college in Kansas where she was recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to go to work in Washington, D.C. Later, while married and raising a family, Betty also had a career in government. She worked as a secretary for a D.C. Chief Judge and for United States Senator A.S. “Mike” Monroney of Oklahoma. Betty was also very involved in local Maryland politics, becoming the first woman Civic Association President for the City of New Carrollton, MD. After retiring in the Houston, Texas area, Betty later moved to Florida to be closer to her family.

Betty enjoyed many social events, singing, dancing and listening to music. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma, where her passion was horseback riding. Betty also enjoyed gardening, canning (fruits and vegetables) and cooking Sunday meals for her family.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Terri L. Campbell of Clearwater, FL and her son, David A. Lawrence of Clearwater, FL; her grandson, Justin A. Lawrence of Houston, TX, her grand-daughter, Shannon A. Lawrence of Clearwater, FL and her 3 year old great grand-daughter, Madisyn R. Lawrence of Houston, TX. She is also survived by her sister, Cleta (Allen) Rock, and her brother, Richard Allen, as well as several nieces and nephews across the United States.

Betty’s ashes scattering ceremony will be arranged at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Betty A. Lawrence can be made to Suncoast Hospice at 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760. Online:

Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and forever dear. (author unknown)