Lawrence Edwin Durbin
December 2, 1938 – July 28, 2014
Our beloved husband, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, Lawrence Edwin Durbin, passed away peacefully on July 28, 2014, in Park City, Utah, after a valiant fight against cancer. Born December 2, 1938 in Palmer, Illinois, to Wayne and Bessie Mae Durbin. In 1962 Larry's mother introduced him to the love of his life, Shirley. They were married in Santa Monica, California, in 1965.
Larry served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1961. He greatly valued this experience and always said he wouldn't change it for anything.
Larry's family meant the world to him. He and Shirley were married for 49 wonderful years. They especially enjoyed being grandparents. Larry's great-granddaughter, Emma Rose, was the light of his life. He loved to spend time with her and would do anything to make her smile.
He was a man of great strength, and taught us to face our personal trials with courage. We are forever grateful for his example. He is forever loved and will be greatly missed.
Larry is survived by his wife Shirley; three grandchildren: Shawnee, Logan, and Shianne Durbin; one great-grandchild: Emma Rose Durbin; siblings: Raymond, Leo, and Barbara Durbin.
Preceded in death by his parents; sons: Scott and Greg Durbin; and three siblings.
Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, August 1, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park City. A rosary will take place at Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home, 288 N Main, Heber City, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Friends may call from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday prior to rosary, and 12:30-1:00 p.m. on Friday, prior to Mass. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinhoopes.com
Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home
288 North Main Street Heber City, UT 84032
Published in The Park Record from July 30 to Aug. 2, 2014