AUBURN — Lawrence H. Varney, 69, of Carson Street, Auburn, went to be with the Lord peacefully with his family by his side on Aug. 9, after a courageous 14-year battle with brain cancer.

He was born on July 19, 1941, in Lewiston, the son of George and Marguerite (Lovett) Varney. He was educated in Auburn schools. In 1968, he married Jeanne Hemond. He served with the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War.

He was employed at Gould and Scammon (now ENEFCO Int.) in Auburn for 36 years, prior to his retirement. He attended the Marston Corner Baptist Church. He enjoyed sports, bowling, archery, golf, fishing, hunting and especially camping with his family at Sebago Lake State Park.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years; a son, Scott Varney and his wife, Julie, of Lewiston; a daughter, Cheryl Peterson and husband, Tim, of Turner; a sister, Charlene Strout and husband, Dexter, of Portsmouth, N.H.; and grandchildren, Shane Michaud, Nathaniel Peterson and Joshua Peterson.

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Ricky; and a sister, Anita Everett.

The family wishes to thank the Androscoggin Home Health Care and Hospice, the Hospice House, Dr. Eugene Ferguson, Mona Lisa Frost and Bobbi Hill. Also, a sincere thanks to all our family and friends for their prayers and support during all these years.

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