Harriet Anne Thomas Lawrence, of Salt Lake City, UT, recently residing at Nottingham Village in Northumberland, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 24, 2023. She was born on November 16, 1933 in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Arthur Blake Thomas and Helen Claire Horner (Thomas).
Harriet resided most of her life in Salt Lake, except for four years at Stanford University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a major in American Diplomatic History, and ten years in the financial world, mostly in San Francisco, CA. Since 2016, she lived in rural PA to be near her daughter’s family, although she missed the glorious mountains of Utah and her dear friends in Salt Lake.
Harriet spent thirty fulfilling years working in Salt Lake for the Bamberger Investment Company. She followed her mother’s dedication to volunteer work serving the Friends of St. Joseph Villa and the Ulster Project. In her free time she enjoyed reading and gardening. She was very proud of her Irish ancestry.
She was preceded in death by her younger sister, Helen Marie Thomas.
She is survived by her daughter, Claire Lawrence, her son-in-law Michael Hardin, and her two beloved grandchildren, Blake Elena Lawrence Hardin and Julian Thomas Lawrence Hardin, of Danville, PA.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Nottingham Village nursing center for their incredibly kind and compassionate care, especially during her last few days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Harriet’s Life on Saturday, July 8th at 2 p.m. in the Great Room at Nottingham Village Retirement Center, 58 Neitz Road, Northumberland PA, with Linda L. Wagner as Celebrant. Burial will be held in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah at a later date. Requiescat in Pace.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh United Church of Christ Food Bank of Danville, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 W. Mahoning Street, Danville, PA 17821.