In memoriam: Clarice Lawson
Clarice Juanita Lawson, a lifelong Westside resident, died April 8. Born Oct. 21, 1930, she was 80.
According to the obituary, she is survived by her son Gary, daughter Robin and five grandchildren. Services will be private.
Bob Edgar, an oral historian who grew up on the Westside, said Juanita, as she was known, was a granddaughter of the Arterburn family, which had a livery stable at the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and 27th Street from 1898 to the mid-1930s.
Juanita had worked as a supervisor for a Colorado Springs technical company, then after she retired, she worked for years in the Wal-mart cosmetics department, Edgar recalled.
Juanita's mother, Juanita “Fern” Gagnon, now deceased, had also lived her entire life on the Westside, he said, and worked at the Coca-Cola bottling plant when it was on the Westside from about 1957 to 1984.
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