Larry Larvick, 49, died of complications to ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease) Wednesday morning, Nov. 13, 2013, at his home in Highlands Ranch, Colo.
A memorial service will be held at Apollo Funeral Home, 13416 West Arbor Place, Littleton, Colo, 80127, at noon, Friday, Nov. 22.
There will also be a party to celebrate Larry’s life after the memorial service. The party/lunch will be held at Greenfield’s, which is located at 3355 South Yarrow St., Lakewood, Colo. Larry and Heather have requested no suits or black attire but would like to see you in golf-type attire — basically dress like you’re heading out to play a round, causal, colorful and fun — like Larry.
Larry Jay Larvick was born June 27, 1964 in Williston to Florence and Lavern Larvick. He graduated from Williston High School in 1982. He worked at Basin Bowl before moving to Colorado. In Colorado, he worked at Fair Lanes Broadway Bowling Center before becoming a salesman for Southern Wine and Spirits. He worked there until 2011, where his final position was general manager.
Larry had a passionate interest in gold and was also an avid drummer, pool player, snowboarder and bowler. He golfed with his brother Steve and close friends at major golf courses across the country, with Pebble Beach probably being their most favorite. One of his greatest achievements was when, at the age of 21, Larry competed against 530 amateur bowlers from all over the world and won the American Dream Classic Bowling tournament in Las Vegas in May 1986.
His wife Heather was his caregiver throughout the duration of Larry’s illness and his loving companion for the past several years.
He is survived by his mother, Florence of Williston; his wife, Heather of Colorado Springs, Colo,; his dog and very close friend, Bodie; two brothers, Steve (Marvene) of Williston and David of Las Vegas; one sister, Vicky Lewis of Lodi, Calif,; one niece, Amber (Andrew) Fisketjon; three nephews, Marcus (Kattie) Larvick, Jeremy Lewis and Alex Wong; one great nephew; and three great nieces.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Lavern Larvick.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to:
The ALS Assocation Rocky Mountain Chapter in memory of Larry Larvick
7403 Church Ranch Blvd.
Westminster, Colo. 80021