Lawrence 'Larry' La Verne Lane
Lawrence "Larry" La Verne Lane, 85, of Prineville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. There will be a potluck gathering at the Harwood Park, 755 NW Harwood St., on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. The Celebration of Life with military honors will immediately follow at Harwood Park at 11 a.m. Pastor Terry Goodwin will officiate. To offer the family your condolences please go to HYPERLINK "http://www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com" www.whisperingpinesfuneralhome.com
Larry was born on Oct. 29, 1933 to Donald Clements and Genevieve Grace (Miller) Lane in Oroville, California. He joined the Merchant Marines of the US Navy for two years and then the US Coast Guard for over 20 years before retiring from the military. While Larry was in the service, he was a BT1 (Boiler Tender First Class) and he retired as an E-6 (Petty Officer). After his military career, he went on to work at Oregon State University as Boiler Tender in the physical plant. He then retired from Oregon State University after 20 years.
Larry married Patricia "Patti" Sue Boyd on Oct. 27, 1955 and they had three children: Penny, Tony and Jerry.
He was an avid fisherman and an avid gearhead. He could fix everything from cars to household appliances. He was a skilled woodworker who built furniture and just about everything else. Larry's passion was the outdoors, his family and faith. He loved animals, especially his dogs and bird. He loved spending time with his family and really appreciated that Jerry and his son, Max, moved back to Prineville to spend time with him. Larry was a member of the River of Life for All Nations Church and really enjoyed the "Healing School" on Wednesdays at noon. He also enjoyed rides in the country, just exploring. Larry loved to travel and went all over the world during his military career.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Patti, and one sister, Judy Brown.
Larry is survived by his sons, Tony (Diane) Lane of Missouri and Jerry Lane of Prineville (ex daughter-in-law Marion); daughter, Penny and family of Missouri; eight grandchildren; at least two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony (Darla) Dunn and Joseph (Karen) Fitzgerald.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Larry's name to The River of Life for All Nations Church through Whispering Pines Funeral Home, 3168 NE 3rd St., Prineville, Oregon 97754 or 541-416-9733.