Larry Wayne Church, 55, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at his home in Plains. His remains have been cremated. There will be no services.
He was born in Great Falls March 16, 1957. He and his parents moved to Dillon right after that, where he lived and went to school until 1966, when he moved to Butte. He attended Butte schools and graduated from Butte High. Larry married Patty Gordon Sept. 8, 1979, and had a daughter, Nicole Suzanne on Sept. 30, 1980.
Larry loved the outdoors and he spent many happy days camping, hiking and driving in the mountains with daughter Nicole always at his side. He and Patty were later divorced.
Larry moved up into the Superior/Thompson Falls area where he met and married Lisa Freeman on Oct. 13, 1992. They had a son, Matthew Nicholas, on Aug. 5, 1993. They also did a lot of riding around in the mountains and watching the river as Larry loved that part of Montana.
He worked for Town Pump for several years, and then later worked for Spring Creek Lodge and the Clark Fork Valley Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa; son, Matthew; daughter, Nicole; mother and stepfather, Sharon and Steve Rohret; brother, Kevin Church and sister-in-law, Roxi of Colorado Springs; half-brothers, Pat Church of San Diego, Calif., and Mike and Buck Church; niece, Brandy and her four children, Shelby Rae, Evan James, Taevin Nicole and Lyric Elaine; aunt, Pat Slagle; and cousins, Debra Dailey and Christine Albert.
Larry was preceded in death by his sister, Rochelle Aultmann; nephew, Evan Michael Church; grandparents, Alvin and Rowena Hovde, and Effie Sargeant; and father, Dave Church.
Larry was a great guy and a loving father. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.
Rest in Peace “ole Lar”
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