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August 6, 1948 - April 10, 2014

Pocatello, Idaho resident Lawrence Ray Allenbaugh, 65, died peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on April 10, 2014. Larry was born on August 6, 1948 in Marysville, CA. He grew up and attended schools in Sutter, CA. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam and Germany. After his discharge from the Army, he went to school at Yuba College in Marysville. He then began his career in Radiology at Redding Memorial Hospital, Redding, CA, and the University of California at Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, where he also met his wife and the love of his life, Diane Fontan. His love of fishing and the great outdoors eventually brought him to Pocatello where he went to work at the Pocatello Regional Medical Center as the Coordinator of the Cardiac Cath and Special Procedures Lab. After his retirement, he continued to work for Intermountain Health Care as a radiation safety consultant.

Larry enjoyed fishing, hunting, sport shooting, and anything to do with the outdoors. He was a dedicated family man and his pride and joy were his children, Derek and Kristi, and his granddaughter, Cora.

Larry was a leader in the creation of Pocatello's first shooting range open to the public, Oregon Trail Shooting Range, and the establishment of the Gate City Sport Shooting Association, serving as President for several years. Larry won numerous awards at shooting competitions sanctioned by the International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association. He was also a member of the Frank C. Reilly Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus, having joined in 1978.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diane; son, Derek Allenbaugh (Mary) of Spring Creek, NV; daughter, Kristi Thiel (Matthew) of Anchorage, AK; and granddaughter, Cora of Anchorage, AK. He is also survived by his parents Ruby and Clyde Kelley of Sutter, CA; Dee T. and Anna Belle Allenbaugh of Orland, CA; brother Ken Kelley (Christine) of Yuba City, CA; and sisters, Connie O'Rourke (Toney), Linda Alvey (Rick), Debbie Everett (Parke) of Yuba City, CA, and Darlene Wilbanks, of Selma, CA. Larry is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his beloved grandparents, Lawrence and Velma Allenbaugh and Benjamin and Mary Viola Ragan. Larry was lovingly cared for in the months prior to his passing by his wife and children. Larry was loved dearly by his family, friends and co-workers. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Graveside memorial services will be held Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 11:00am, at the Sutter Cemetery, in Sutter, CA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to The CJD Foundation, 341 W. 38th Street, Suite 501, New York, NY 10018 or Gate City Sport Shooting Association, P.O. Box 4862, Pocatello, ID 83201.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2014
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