Jeffrey L. Larmer (1949 - 2011)

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Jeffrey Lee Larmer, 62, passed away Feb. 9, 2011, in his Bozeman home with family by his side.

Jeff was born Jan. 4, 1949, in Maryville, Mo. Growing up on a family farm, his love for the outdoors began at an early age. Jeff developed a passion for fly fishing and bird hunting, and spent many days in the wilderness with his family and dogs. His daughters, now avid hunter and fisherwomen, carry on his sportsman tradition.

While attending undergraduate college, Jeff met the love of his life, Pat Brown. In 1973, Jeff and Pat Larmer were married in Marshalltown, Iowa. After spending several years in Colorado, in 1993 Jeff moved to Bozeman with his family.

Jeff earned a bachelor's degree in business at Northwest Missouri State University. He continued graduate studies in industrial psychology at the University of Nebraska.

Jeff chose a career path consistent with his commitments to environmental stewardship and serving others. Founding Larmer Training and Development in Colorado, Jeff consulted with a variety of businesses to provide leadership and teambuilding workshops. As executive director of American Wildlands in Bozeman, Jeff worked diligently for wildlife conservation.

In recent years, Jeff was authoring a novel about renowned American fly fisherman, Theodore Gordon.

During Jeff's courageous battle with cancer, he founded Notes of Comfort, an organization now providing choral and string music to many of Gallatin Valley's terminally ill patients.

Jeff is survived his wife, Pat Larmer; and daughters, Haleigh Larmer and Courtney (Travis) Bruner.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service and Crematory, 113 S. Willson Ave.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to Notes of Comfort, c/o Bozeman Public Schools Music Department, P.O. Box 520, Bozeman, MT 59771.

Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2011
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