It is with great sadness that I bring to you the information that Lawrence Smelser has passed away. Some of you may have seen this on Facebook. His daughter, Beth, contacted me this week to ask me to let all of you know. He died on August 24th, 2017.
I first met Lawrence at the Strawbridge Art League where he was a member for many years. I so enjoyed talking with him about his watercolor paintings and about numerous other topics as I'm sure many of you did.
**A memorial service will be held for him on September 30, 2017, at 2:00pm at The First Baptist Church of Melbourne.
If you'd like to be in touch with Beth, her email address is BethsGallery@gmail.com and her home address is Beth Nelson, 6913 S. Olive Way, Centennial, CO 80112-1123.
Please pass the word to others who knew Lawrence.