Lawrence "Larry" Richard Herin Sr.September 2, 1934 – May 27, 2004
Lawrence “Larry” Richard Herin Sr. died peacefully of brain cancer on May 27, 2004, at home in Arizona with his family by his side. A private memorial ceremony has taken place. He was 69.Larry was born Sept. 2, 1934, in Dalhart, Texas, to Art and Evelyn Herin. He spent his childhood in Dalhart. He attended Inglewood High School in Inglewood, Calif. He attended two years at El Camino College in Los Angeles. He married Bobbie Karen Herin in Las Vegas on Nov. 28, 1953. They just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.He was a computer technician and instructor for IBM and taught at the Colorado Mountain College Rifle campus from 1990 to 1997. He was the owner of the Silt Market from 1975 to 1976 and the Larry Herin Insurance Agency from 1976 to 1990. He was a Garfield County resident for 22 years and retired to Arizona in 1997. He liked gold panning, model airplanes, computers, reading lots of books, fishing, camping and hunting.His favorite expression was, “Good morning, world!”His family writes, “Larry was always a hard-working man and provided very well for our family. We think he was also one of the most dedicated family men that we have ever met. At times when we kids were growing up and when he worked for IBM, it seemed that he had to travel quite a bit on behalf of that company. Dad personally had to be absent from our home and family, that which he so believed in supporting and being such a great part of, yet he ever worked so that all six of us back home were taken care of. Always, all of our financial ends could be met for us all to enjoy a comfortable life, all attributing to what he so strongly believed in and because of how hard he worked. Honestly, we don’t remember a time when we were growing up that we ever had a want for anything.”Larry was an adventurer, too. Throughout his life we remember that he did some pretty incredible things for entertainment and fun. Like when he learned how to skydive (you would never get us up there to do that!). Or when he went to Alaska and flew in a single-engine airplane to land on top of Ruth Glacier and fly over Mount McKinley. At times we think that he went on these adventures just so he could say: ‘Been there, done it, seen it.'””To us, Larry was a man to be admired and we miss him incredibly. We always will. But we find comfort in all the good things that he instilled in all of us kids throughout our lives and in all of our neat memories of him. But most of all, we cling to the love in him that was everlasting for all of us in the family and the passion that he glowed with when he truly believed in something. He lives on in all of us in the family.”We hope that when the end our lives are near that we can handle it as bravely as Larry did. Most of all, we are grateful that he died peacefully.”Larry is survived by his wife, Bobbie Karen Herin; sons Mark, Larry Jr. and Gary; daughters Annie and Jeannie, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.Cards are most welcome. They can be mailed to: The Herin Family, care of: Annie Herin, 1202 Munro, Rifle, CO 81650. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Larry Herin Hospice Memorial Fund, c/o KRMC Hospice Foundation, 3269 Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401.
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