September 10, 2013

Lola Vae Lawrence

— Lola Vae Lawrence

Funeral service for Lola Vae Lawrence, age 93 of Oklahoma City will be held 1:00 PM Thursday September 12, 2013 in the Chapel of Sevier Funeral Home In Chickasha.

Loa Vae Lawrence was born September 21, 1919 in Lindsay Oklahoma to John and Mary (Rice) McKenzie.   She died Thursday September 5, 2013 In Oklahoma City.

Vae went to school in Cox City, Oklahoma.  She then completed four years of College at O.C.W.  In 1942 she enlisted in the W.A.S.P.  It was at this time she Became one of the first women pilots who flew non-combat missions to Support the war effort.

In 1943 she married O.B. King.  They owned and operated the White Dot Café and  San Man Motel and restaurant .  When O.B. died in 1965 Vae finished building and opened Kings Inn which she owned until 1977.  Vae was recognized in the “Who’s Who in American Women”.  She served on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Restaurant Assoc. during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

In 1977 she married Bob Lawrence.  They enjoyed their retirement years together.  They loved traveling a lot and really enjoyed seeing all different places.  They settled in Oklahoma City in 1991.

Vae was also preceded in death by both parents, husband Bob Lawrence, two Brothers Eulan McKenzie and Lonnie McKenzie, three sisters  Lillian Webb, Nell Montalto, Virgie Hale.

Survivors include: Son Mac King and wife Martha of Chickasha and daughter Sandy King of Juno Beach, Florida.   Many nieces and nephews and dear and faithful Friend Nancy Culver.

Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Chickasha, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home.


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