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Larry Lee Abrams, 52, of Spokane and a former Baker City and Huntington resident died Oct. 12, 2005, at his home.
A rosary and memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 am at Heritage Funeral Home. Private internment was at Mount Saint Michaels.
Larry was born in Weiser, Idaho, on Jan. 27, 1953. During grade school he moved with his family to Phoenix, Ariz., where they resided for six years. They then returned to Huntington where Larry attended high school, was a big part of the winning football team, and graduated with honors in 1971. He attended Treasure Valley College for two years where he was active in rodeo. On Sept. 14, 1974, he married his wife, Jeanne Holtz. Larry and Jeanne made their first home in Corvallis, Ore., where he attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science with a minor in business. He also graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School in ‘91. Larry’s banking career included US Bank for 17 years where he served as the Vice-president and manager. Also Federal Land Bank, Farm Credit Services and Bank of Whitman. For a brief period, he ventured into the world as a convenience store owner.
Larry loved “doin’ cows” and being on a ranch. He was the proudest when he was with his wife and two children, Matt and Mary. Larry went to all of Matt’s football games and wrestling matches and was so very proud of him of how hard he worked and of what he achieved. Gramps is Larry’s other name to his precious granddaughter Hannah, Mary’s daughter. She was the apple of his eye. Larry and Jeanne had a loving and caring marriage. Larry gave when he didn’t have much himself. He was the hard- working kind of guy and was very successful with his job and his family.
Larry is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jeanne; son, Matthew; daughter, Mary with husband Raphael and daughter Hannah; mother, Margorie Abrams of Ontario, Ore.; sister, Martha Platz with husband Terry Platz of New-Plymouth, Idaho; brother, Raymond Abrams with wife Celest Abrams of Napa, Idaho; mother-in -law, Elvera Holtz of Riverside, Calif., and many loving nieces and nephews.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Mt. St. Michaels Academy.
Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane, WA (509-838-8900, www.heritagefu nerals.com) was in charge of arrangements.
Used by permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, October, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor