Lawrence Winn Jr. |

Lawrence Winn Jr.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4600 Winding Way, Sacramento for Lawrence R. Winn Jr., DDS. Dr. Winn passed away in his home March 24 with his family at his side. He was 66.

Dr. Winn was born Dec. 28, 1940, to Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence R. Winn Sr. in Long Beach. His childhood years were spent in the Sacramento area.

In 1959, Dr. Winn graduated from the Monterey Bay Academy. He then attended Pacific Union College where he met and married the love of his life, Janet Foster, in August 1963. After graduating from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1969, Janet and Larry, with their first daughter, Lori, moved to Visalia. A second daughter, Michelle, was born later that year.

Dr. Winn practiced dentistry for 34 years, establishing a well-respected cosmetic dental practice. He was loved by patients and staff. In 2003, he and his wife moved to Auburn to be closer to their daughters and five grandsons. There he joined his son-in-law in establishing the Auburn Esthetic Center.

Dr. Winn enjoyed teaching many subjects including dentistry, prison ministries, high school Bible classes, and Bible studies. He enjoyed music, traveling, aviation, golf, photography and the outdoors. Dr. Winn was an elder in the Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church, which he and his wife attended regularly. His unwavering faith in God throughout his life and difficult illness were an inspiration and witness to all with which he came in contact.

Dr. Winn is survived by his wife of 43 years, Janet Winn; his father, Lawrence R. Winn Sr.; his mother-in-law, Betty Foster; brothers, Richard Winn, and Steve Winn; daughters, Lori Hagele and Michelle Freed; sons-in-law, John Hagele and Jon Freed; grandsons, Matthew, Adam, Spencer, Christian and Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Pine Hills Adventist Academy, 13500 Richards Lane, Auburn, CA 95603.

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