A Memorial Service will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. for Merrie M. Lawlor, 90 of Biggs, California.  She passed away peacefully Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital of natural causes.

A Memorial Service will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. for Merrie M. Lawlor, 90 of Biggs, California.  She passed away peacefully Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital of natural causes.

Merrie was born October 14, 1918 in New Pine Creek, Oregon.  She was a resident of Biggs for many years.  She was the youngest and last of 7 children.  She grew up where many knew her as Connie Converse and attended school in Santa Rosa, California graduating in 1936 from Santa Rosa High School.  She and her husband Bill ran a successful real estate corporation in San Jose, California for over 20 years.  She then became a Senior Distributor for Shaklee Health Corporation until she retired.  She loved gardening and sewing.

She is survived by 3 sons: Nick Carter & wife Janice of Sunnyvale, CA, Brooke Carter of Santa Rosa, CA and Gary Lawlor & wife Susan of Sebastopol, CA; and 1 daughter, Pat DiLeonardo of Biggs, CA.  She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She will be missed by her family.

Pastor Tony Albiston of the United Methodist Church will officiate at the service.

Inurnment will be held at Gridley-Biggs Cemetery on Friday, October 9, 2009 at 11:00 A.M.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel.