Lola Ben Lawson

Lola Ben Lawson
Lola Ben Lawson

Lola Ben Lawson, 89, of Canyon, TX died October 25, 2020.

Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Shane Nease officiating. Burial will be at Friona Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount.
Lola Ben (Dunnam) Lawson was born, November 15, 1930.
She was the youngest child of William Andrew Dunnam and Bessie (Thorp) Dunnam. Her father was a true pioneer, born in 1877. He moved from Alabama, traveling in a horse drawn wagon, to South East New Mexico (now Hobbs, N.M.) to acquire land under The Homestead Act. Mom was born and raised on the 320-acre homestead. She was very proud of her heritage, the fact her parents scratched out a living on the dryland farm. They lived in a house her dad built, without indoor bathroom or electricity until she was in high school. Most of what they had they grew, raised, or made. She had very fond memories being raised on the farm and often shared stories with her children and grandchildren. She was a high school valedictorian. The first from her family to attend college. She graduated from Oklahoma University with a Pharmacy Degree. She met her soon to be husband Robert (Buck) Lawson at OU, in the pharmacy program. They both practiced pharmacy in Amarillo for many years. Lola was a career pharmacist; first at St. Anthony’s and later at the Osteopathic Hospital for many years, until her retirement. Lola was a lifelong member of Paramount Terrace Christian Church, later Hillside Christian Church. She enjoyed attending a Sunday school class called Berean Circle of Friends. After their class, they would meet and share a meal together. Lola loved her family very much and always put them first beyond her own needs or wants. She was always willing to lend a hand to whoever needed help. She loved cooking big meals and having everyone over.
She had four children; Debra (Debbie) Lee Lawson, Terry Jo (TJ) Lawson Glenn, Marvin Andrew Lawson, and Robert Ben Lawson.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Buck” Lawson, her daughter Debbie, and son Rob.
Lola is survived by her daughter TJ and husband James Glenn along with their sons James Michael and Jeffrey with his wife Sarah and children Aubrey, Tristen, and Saige; and by her son Andrew and wife Lori Lawson along with their children Candice and husband Bradley Shawhan and William (Drew) Lawson.

4 Replies to “Lola Ben Lawson”

  1. My Lola Bird, it was a blessing to of taking care of you. I remember lots of laughs with you and I will always remember that look you would give me when you had enough of my silliness. I will miss you so much but so happy you are at great peace.

  2. I was so sorry to hear of Lola’s passing. She and Buck were wonderful people and raised a great family. Rest In Peace Lola.

  3. My love and prayers are with all of you. I loved Lola dearly. She was like a second Mom to me. I am heartbroken that she is no longer physically here, but know her beautiful legacy lives in Andrew and TJ and their families. I’m also certain she was greeted with great joy by her loved ones waiting for her.
    Some people can only hope to make a difference, but Lola changed the world and people around her always for the better. There will never be another Lola Ben, and I’m grateful she was a part of my life.
    Until we meet again, rest easy my dear friend.

  4. I am so sorry for all Lolas family. Lola was so wise, she always knew when something wasn’t right with you. Her feelings deep with her heart. Her family was the love of her life. She cared so much. So many stories she shared, I loved listening to her. Dedicated, wise, loving, and very beautiful lady. I’m very happy to have known her. And T.J. God give y’all peace. She’s with Buck, and two of her children. Among many others, dance with the angels sweet lady🙏🏻😢💕💕

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