SHARON — Virginia Ruth Lawrence, 72, passed away Feb. 4, 2013, at Sharon Health Care Center after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Wichita, Kan., to the late Evelyn and Dr. Arthur McAuley.
She grew up in Choteau, Mont., with her younger brothers, Steve and Robert, and her younger sister, Janine. She graduated from Choteau High School in 1958.
Following in her father’s medical footsteps, she earned her nursing degree from Columbus School of Nursing in Great Falls, Mont.