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Larry Eugene Thompson

July 2, 1939 ~ April 18, 2017 (age 77)

Larry Thompson, 77 of Erie, Colorado passed away in Hospice on Tuesday April 18, 2017.


A memorial service in his honor will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, April 24 at Foothills Garden of Memory at the intersection of 287 and County Road 4, north of Longmont.  A celebration of his life will immediately follow the memorial service at The American Legion at 315 South Bowen St, Longmont, Colorado

Larry was born July 2, 1939 in Benkelman, Nebraska to Carl and Lettie Thompson.  He shared a basement house with his parents and five brothers.  After graduating from Max High School, Larry attended one year of college before enlisting in the Army before the initiation of the draft for the Vietnam War.  He served our country for six years and was honorably discharged in 1967.  Larry moved to Colorado to pursue his career as an Arborist.  On April 16, 1968, he married Judy Crouse and were married for 36 years before her passing in September 2004.  Larry started his own landscaping and tree trimming operation in the late 1970's  where he served his clients in the front range of Colorado until his work related injury in February 2017.  Larry was also a pilot and along with a few of his co-workers from Davey Tree developed Erie Air Park where he resided.


Larry's interests included wood working, gardening, fishing and spending time with his family.  Larry is continued by his daughter, Kacey, son, Lance and step-daughter Cindy along with 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. 


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