Gladys “Rene” Lawson

Gladys “Rene” Lorene Lawson, 82, of Lamesa, passed away on January 7, 2021.

She was born October 31, 1938 in Lynn County, TX to Otis Calvin Mensch and Lois Alpha Waller .

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at the Dawson County Cemetery in Lamesa.  Arrangements are under the personal care of Lighthouse Funeral  Services of Amarillo.

Rene married the love of her life, Herbert Lawson on September 17, 1960, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Together they raised a beautiful family. Rene and Herb were married for 50 years, until his passing in April, 2010.

Rene as most knew her, was a waitress at Allen’s Gally and Retha’s most of her working life. She volunteered many years at the DAV helping Herb with events, parades and general business. She owned G & L woodcraft in her retirement years and decorated the lawns of people as far away as Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert; her parents; brothers, Calvin Mensch and Leslie Mensch, and her sister, Francis Jonas

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Cliff Lawson and wife Angie, of Canyon, TX, Ricky Lawson and wife Debbie of King George, VA, Bill Lawson and wife, Christina, of Odessa, TX, and David Lawson and wife, Shonna, of Lamesa; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by one brother, Larry Mensch and wife, Sandra, and numerous nieces and nephews.



  1. Tina Moyers

    I never saw My Aunt Rene cry. Not because she didn’t but because she never let us see her . She loved and did anything she found possible to keep us Happy. I love you and have missed you for so very long. Don’t let My Mama get you in trouble up In Heaven. Love and Hugs and Kisses..Always My Guiding Force..Tina Moyers

  2. Garry Mensch

    Aunt Rene was always one of my most favorite Aunts. When I was still an infant she would feed me lemons just to watch my expressions.. lol.. guess that is why I love lemons so much. She also gave me one of my first stuffed toy animals that I had for years until I lost it in my teen years in a house fire.

    Aunt Rene, you will always be loved and missed

  3. Tracy Blake

    On behalf of your friends, co-workers, and colleagues in the Combat Systems Safety Branch, Systems Safety Engineering Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, please accept our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mother. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this period of bereavement. Respectfully submitted.

  4. Ronnie Yandell

    Don and I was just talking about Rene and Herb. We had a several laughs remembering a few things of the past.

    Rest in Peace my cousin.

    May God bless the family and give them peace.

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