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Arlie Lawson, Sr.
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Arlie L. Lawson, Sr., of Farmington died Sunday, Jan. 9 at his home.

A native of Oklahoma, he lived in Farmington for 40 years. He was a Medic in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked at Consolidated Aircraft and the San Diego Zoo for several years. Later he was employed at Calaveras Cement in San Andreas and Cozad Trailers in Stockton. He also raised beef cattle. He enjoyed the outdoors, including gardening and hunting. He was a devoted horseman who enjoyed roping calves as a hobby. He was a charter member of the Calaveras Horsemen's Association. In the early 1970s, he was a partner in providing horse- and mule-drawn sleigh rides in Bear Valley on weekends and was also a horse and buggy enthusiast.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Jo; sons, Richard, Arlie Jr., and Robert; daughter, Julie Centeno and her husband Hector; brothers, Mont Jr. of Oklahoma and Thos. Vin. of Arkansas.

Remembrances may be sent to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.

Deegan Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Jan. 12, 2005