Lawrence, Rebecca A.
May 26, 1950 – July 22, 2022
Rebecca (Beckie) Ann (Bonnell) (Lidberg) (Ochs) Lawrence age 72 of Oklahoma City, OK, sadly passed away July 22, 2022.
Beckie was born in Waupaca, WI. May 26, 1950 to Duwain O. and Rachael (Ruediger) Bonnell. While growing up she was a member of the St. Marks Episcopal Church, where she sang in the choir. As a member of the Waupaca Rifle Club, she enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. She also was a member of the Jr. American Legion Auxiliary post #161 of King WI. She was very active with the “Paca Pride” 4-H Club as a member and Jr. leader. In her high school years she was engaged in choir, band, color guard, and helped care for her younger siblings.
After graduating from Waupaca High School in 1968 she moved to Minnesota to pursue her interest in flying. While training as an airline stewardess she met Darrell Lidberg. They were married in 1969. At that time she was employed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. They had three children at the time of their divorce in 1976. At the age of 27 she enlisted in the United States Airforce Reserves in the communication division. Later in time she transferred to the Medi-vac unit. Beckie married Clyde Ochs in 1977. He adopted her children, before they headed to the Army base in Germany. They were stationed there 1979-1982. They had two children at the time of their divorce in 1988. Later in 1988 she married Francis (Frank) Lawrence.
After retiring as a Sergeant in 1992 she became a member of “The Gray Eagles Retiree Association” and “The Womens Veterans Association”. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing, and gardening. Virtual trips to NASCAR races with her sister was a weekly highlight.
Beckie will be missed by all of her family and friends. All she ever wanted to do was fly. Now she has her own wings to do so.
She is survived by: her husband Frank Lawrence, her five children: Steven Ochs, Brian Ochs, Timothy Ochs, Phillip Ochs and Stephanie (Wayne) Freeman. Step children: Dawn Hasty, Mary Lawrence, John Lawrence, Frank Lawrence Jr., Niki Lawrence, Cindy Lawrence, and Kelly Lawrence. 24 grand children, and 8 great grand children. Her siblings: Leslie Sojka, DuWain (Kathy) Bonnell, Sara (Brian) Knutson, and Doreen (Joe Miller) Papineau. Her Aunt Dorothy Bonnell and her dear friends: Glen and Bob.
She was preceded in death by: her parents: Duwain O. Bonnell, Rachael and Orville Pomerenke. A grandson, a step-son, two brother-in-laws, a nephew, aunts, uncles, cousins, and members of her military family.
A memorial Service will be held Aug. 12th at 10:30 am. at the Abide OKC Church, 3100 N. Meridian Av. Oklahoma City, OK.