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Lawrence Wilkinson

(Utah & Jesus 1961) (6 December 1936 - 10 December 2022)

For most of his childhood, David grew up in Washington, D.C., until his family moved to Provo in 1951. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1957-1959 in the East German Mission. David received degrees from Brigham Young, Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of California at Berkeley. He practiced law in California, Utah, and Washington, D.C., and served two terms as the Attorney General of Utah (1981-1989). David met Tricia Thomas in the summer of 1976, and they married in the Salt Lake Temple in December. They were foster parents to two teenagers and subsequently had four children, whom they raised in Utah and Northern Virginia.

His family will remember him most for his curiosity and love of learning, his gift of conversation, and his witty sense of humor. He loved researching family history, reading the newspaper, ice cream, tennis, and BYU football. His children describe him as a wonderful father who supported them in their varied interests.