Larry Ray Blevins (1956 - 2014)

  • "Rest in peace, Larry."
    - Julie Sawyer
  • ""those we love don't go away, They walk beside us everday,..."
  • "I was shocked to see that Larry passed away. Larry always..."
    - Dieter Janzen
  • "My prayers go out to you. I am so deeply sorry for your..."
  • "To Donna and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Larry!..."

Larry Ray Blevins, beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and friend left us suddenly Friday August 8th. Born in Boise Idaho on April 14, 1956, to Vernon and Mina Blevins (Unger) the family moved to Anchorage in 1965. Larry's loving and generous spirit will be remembered in our hearts and in every aspect of our lives; every time we see a piece of solid oak, each time we catch a salmon at Skeeter Lodge on the Kenai, hauling in cases of water at Alaska Career College, beautiful wood crafts in all of our homes, and at every Chicago Bears game, especially when his father in law Don Deitz teased him about losing to Dallas. Larry was our go to guy. As a father he was always there for us. At every game and event, at every celebration, wherever he was needed. Larry graduated from East Anchorage High School and retired from the Anchorage School District Maintenance Department April 30th after 35 years of service. Anchorage schools will never be the same. As a friend, Larry was tireless. Buddy Mike Nardini fished with him for over 20 years. However Larry's most prized possession was his faith in God and his family. Children Dusty and wife Blythe, Lindsey Blevins, Donny Blevins and Donna' eldest son Adam Earl and wife Monica will carry on the proud heritage of their father with mother Donna Jean Blevins (Deitz); along with grandchildren Josh, Jackson, Taylor, Taryn Teegan, and soon baby brother. Larry will also be missed by his mother Mina Methonan; sister Danita McLaughlin and husband Bob; nieces Makinlee McLaughlin, Ashley Smith and husband Neil, Donna's parents and families Jerry and Shirley Dewhurst and Don and Jennifer Deitz; sisters Cindy Deitz and Deidre and Marvin Aaronson, Maggie and Joe Miller, and Lindsey and Aaron Hunter, and his many dear friends at First Baptist Church and the Anchorage School District. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, August 14th at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 10th and L Street. All are invited to a reception following the ceremony. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donating to the Don Blevins Memorial Fund at Alaska USA FCU:FBO Don Blevins
Published in Alaska Dispatch News on Aug. 12, 2014
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