Orem mother known for kind heart dies during childbirth

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  • JapanCougar Apo, AP
    May 12, 2013 2:23 p.m.

    I knew Katrina well in junior high and high school. She really was a wonderful person. I'm sorry to see her go and leave behind such a wonderful family. Shocking and sad.
    I feel sorrow for her children and husband. I've been praying for your family and will continue to keep you in my prayers.
    I hope that all who read this will take a moment to count their blessings, and then go and donate a few dollars to this family in their time of need.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    May 10, 2013 11:14 a.m.

    May the Lawrence family have happy memories of their beloved mother to share with Jet Lee, and teach him about how wonderful their mom is.
    My condolences to you all as you mourn the loss of a great woman in your family.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    May 9, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    My sincerest condolences to this husband and his kids. I will pray tonight for you and your family and ask Heavenly Father to bless you with comfort, peace and strength. I gladly join with others here in sharing my faith in God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Through THEIR love and power you will someday see your wife and mother again, never to be separated again. This, I know, is true.

    God IS with you and I hope that in time you will see how that is so.

    God bless you.

  • snowman Provo, UT
    May 9, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    Sad Story

  • DistantThunder Vincentown, NJ
    May 9, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    One day doctors will figure out how to prevent this. I almost died with my second because I had an undiagnosed bleeding disorder, which up to 3% of the population might have. Girls taking the morning after pill who don't know this can die from the bleeding. The morning after pill would have probably killed me.

  • generalM Frannie, WY
    May 9, 2013 11:41 a.m.

    May the Comforter be close at hand for the entire extended Lawrence family.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    May 9, 2013 10:05 a.m.

    God Bless, Justus.

  • MurrayRep Murray, UT
    May 9, 2013 9:52 a.m.

    I bet that, that is such a hard thing to go through. It's good to know that she will be waiting for each and every one of her family members when it is their time to pass. I am so heart broken, especially for the newborn...sure he'll get to see pictures of her, and hear about her a lot...but he won't got to personally know her. I pray for your family, and hope you can get through these trying times.

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 9, 2013 9:15 a.m.

    Wow, this just broke my heart. It's wonderful to have a testimony of the gospel and know that you will see her again one day! God be with you!

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    May 9, 2013 8:29 a.m.

    This is just too sad. The picture looks like a very nice family.

  • uwishtoo MESA, AZ
    May 9, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    Wow so sad in this day and age with all of our modern medicine this still happens. I have a friend from high school who lost his wife in childbirth. He never remarried and his daughter is now in her 30's.

  • InspectorC Wasatch Front, UT
    May 9, 2013 5:39 a.m.

    John 15:13

    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend..."

    Rest in peace, Sister Lawrence. The only comfort in this tragedy is to know where she is now.

    May God bless Jet, Justus, and all the family and friends of this saintly woman.

  • bw00ds Tucson, AZ
    May 9, 2013 12:49 a.m.

    How heartbreaking! May Heavenly Father bless this family.

  • why play SAINT GEORGE, UT
    May 8, 2013 10:37 p.m.

    Almost 15 years ago, my sister suffered the same fate during childbirth. It has been incredibly hard on all the family members involved. I wish this father, his children and all who knew, what sounds like a wonderful women, all of God's love and care!!

    The hardest part is the birth of a wonderful, beautiful niece is always tied to the death of her wonderful, beautiful mother, which ironically, she never knew. It will be hard for this young family, but they are also about to see how many good people there really are in the world and as time passes, it will get easier, but the memory will never go away!! Learning how to turn that memory into a positive is the challenge, but when you turn that corner, it can be a great thing.

    Right now though, my heart aches for a bunch of people and kids I don't even know!! May God smile on them a little bit extra in the upcoming days!

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    May 8, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    I dig a lot a through old records and they tell stories. We need to be thankful for modern medicine. In earlier times there were a lot of babies who did not survive birth. Women died in child birth. What happened if the baby was born breech? I saw an instance where a woman had twins - born two days apart. The second was dead, of course. She died too. I hung my head and wept.

    Men have to work. It is hard. Stress takes its toil. But our mothers all passed through the valleys of death to bring us into the world of light.

  • happymomto9 Saratoga Springs, UT
    May 8, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    i'm so sorry.

    for anyone else who may suffer from similar conditions - the perinatologists at university hospital are some of the best in the country.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    May 8, 2013 9:41 p.m.

    Very, very saddening. A terrible loss.

    I pray for her family to be strengthened and uplifted, especially her children.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    May 8, 2013 8:13 p.m.

    I hang my head and cry.

  • t702 Las Vegas, NV
    May 8, 2013 7:03 p.m.

    What a cute family! RIP sister.This is one of life's surprises that we don't understand. I believe everything happens for a reason and that god will not give us trials that we can't handle. Wish this good family the very best in the difficult days ahead, especially mothers day.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    May 8, 2013 6:38 p.m.

    Peace be with you.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    May 8, 2013 6:27 p.m.

    Just a little over 42 years ago,my mother died in childbirth with her sixth child. I was almost 14 my older brother almost 16 and other siblings down to 19 months old. My youngest brother is now 42 years old and has a very nice family of his own. This makes me sad due to my own memories. What I have discovered from that experience so long ago is that life is eternal. Yes, I miss my mother at times but I have many treasured memories that I like to share with my own children and when old enough, my grandchildren. I have felt the influence of my mother and now also my father many times in my life over the years. I am greatful for what I know to be true. That life is indeed eternal and I look forward to a happy reunion with my parents some day. Just not too soon I hope.

    These children will miss their mother a lot. They will be sad a lot, but life does sometimes throw you a curve ball. I wish and hope that the influence of the Spirit is with this family. My heart goes out to them.

  • MoJules Florissant, MO
    May 8, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    I am sorry to this family for the suffering that they are going through. I hope that they will feel peace and comfort and know that their mother, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter is close by and in a very good place.