This tribute was added by Pamela Burket on April 3, 2020
I became a State Farm agent in 1989...One of my p/h lost their Laguna Beach home in 1994 fires. There were meetings and Jim was the big man on campus at those meetings. Afterward I'd ask him my million questions, and he was sooooo sweet to 30 year old me....I always remembered him fondly for that and wanted you to know I was very thankful to have that opportunity with him. Pam
This tribute was added by John Porter on April 1, 2020
My relationship with Jim went from Grown Up Parent of Friend, to Respected Adult, to Friend. The wonderful thing is, everything just got added on. He was and is and always will be all of those things to me. My respect for him grew when I realized that not only was he a truly wonderful man in so many ways, he had been for years. It just took me a while to catch up and see that—although I don’t think I’ll ever catch up to the level of Jim Lawler. And I’m fine with that. I just feel incredibly lucky to have had been in my life for so long, in so many ways, and hope he knew how much real love and happiness he brought to my life, directly and indirectly. Thanks for everything, Jim--and for letting me share a bit of my life with Liz, and Mary, and Deb, Denise, Dave, and Doug.
This tribute was added by Michael Lawler on March 24, 2020
To my cousins, Debbie, Denise, David and Doug, and to my Aunt Mary:
We all agree that Jim was a fabulous father and husband to you. He was also a great uncle to me. I have so many fond memories of my Uncle Jim as a kid growing up and all through my life. He was always so kind, helpful and fun to be with. Barbara and I very much enjoyed going out to dinner together with Jim and Mary, catching up on their latest travels. 
RIP Uncle Jim. I miss you.
This tribute was added by Jim White on March 21, 2020
Jim was my insurance guy since I was about 15.5 years Dad signed me up when I got my learner's permit. Over the years Jim took care of me and the rest of the White family. He eventually married one of the most beautiful women in the world...Mary...who had been close to my family in other respects...along with her family. Jim was the kind of man we should all strive to be. I admired him very much. RIP Jim. Prayers for your soul and prayers for your family...
This tribute was added by Julie Hile on March 21, 2020
One of the finest people I’ve ever known, Jim was my friend, fellow Rotarian and he made me feel like family. So sorry to lose him however know with confidence that he’s singing with the angels now. He blessed us here on earth and will be our guardian angel now. Godspeed to all who mourn and miss him. We are forever changed for having known you Jim, love you, Julie
This tribute was added by Donald Nickerson on March 20, 2020
A dear, dear friend for 55+ years. One of the good guys. He loved his family and friends.
Loyal..gave to his community..made sure in a sincere way to always ask about your family when the occasion arrived..he will be missed.
This tribute was added by Holly Morrell on March 18, 2020
I loved looking through the shared photos. Although, I only just met Jim months ago, the photos sure share images of a life well lived. Love all the love/smiles/family/friends/travels the photos depict.

I wish to share my wishes of peace, comfort, and healing to all Jim’s loved ones. 

Denise, I will be forever grateful for you giving me the opportunity to meet your sweet Dad before the rapid decline of his health.

May you now rest in eternal peace Jim.
This tribute was added by John Duino on March 18, 2020
So very sad and sorry for your loss. The brightness of his smile and presence always lit the room. From the first day that I met Mr Lawler (he's my friend's father, so he's always Mr Lawler), he greeted me like an old friend with that big handshake and charming smile, and that never changed. His smile will always be in your hearts, his memory in your eyes, and you'll smile through the tears and heartache, laughing along at your favorite stories.

All of Our Love,
 John & Amy Duino
This tribute was added by Meggan Needham on March 16, 2020
Debbie, Denise, David and Doug, and Mary... I'm holding you all in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sad and sorry for your loss. Uncle Jim was truly one of a kind. He lit up every room with his big smile and and twinkly eyes. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend to everyone he encountered. His joy of traveling was inspirational and his gift of sharing travels with family and friends, including my dad, was admirable. I wish I could be there to give you all a big hug, but we will come visit as soon as we can. Until then, cherish the memories and celebrate a life well lived. Love to you all! xoxo Meggan, Joe and the kids

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