Larry E. Westin, 71, of Redding, Calif., joined his Heavenly Father on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, after battling pancreatic cancer.
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Larry was born May 12, 1942, in Klamath Falls, Ore., the son of Irving and Myrtle Westin.
He graduated from Bozeman High in 1960 and in the fall joined the United States Marine Corps. After leaving the Marine Corps, he enlisted in the Army National Guard. He retired from the military after serving his country for 29 years. He is a veteran of the Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars.
Larry met Ann Marie Marker in Boulder, Colo., and married her in August 1979. In 1981 they were blessed with their daughter, Misty.
Larry worked at IBM in various locations for 22 years, retiring in 1997. He finished out his career driving truck for Oak Harbor Freight and retired from the workforce in 2011.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents.
Larry is survived by his wife, Ann of Redding, Calif.; daughter, Misty of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Shirley Frisbie and husband, Phil, of Redding, Calif., and Nancy Cermak and husband, Dan of Rogue River, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by many wonderful friends he made over the years.
A celebration of life will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Redding, Calif. at 10 a.m. with Pastor Stace D. Rollefson officiating. Full military honors will take place at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo, Calif., Sept. 6, 2013 at 12:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials are given to the Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation, PO Box 1165, Bozeman, MT 59771-1165. This organization helps support our country's wounded warriors through the therapy of fly fishing in Montana.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Aug. 11, 2013