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Lawrence "Larry" Schmehl

March 1945 - September 2014

Larry Schmehl, formerly from Torrance, California, died peacefully on September 26, 2014 after he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, at his home in Fruita, Colorado, where he and his wife moved over eight years ago. He was 69 years old. Larry was born in Twinfalls, Idaho to Gordon Lester Schmehl and Edna Eve Smith Schmehl; both deceased. Larry joined the U.S. Navy after graduating from high school in 1964 from Ridgecrest, CA. He was on active duty for 14 1/2 years, spent 1 1/2 years in Vietnam; was honorably discharged in 1978 but later re-enlisted and retired U.S. Navy Reserve from Long Beach Naval Base and also got his Bachelors Degree at Cal State Dominguez Hills. He worked at Industrial Dynamics/Filtec, from February 1978 to 2006, and since been working as a Consultant at IDC. He is survived by his wife for 29 years, Sonia; daughter, Kimberly; son, Conrad; 6 sisters, 2 brothers. Larry loved the outdoors, fishing, running and hiking.

A Memorial Service for Larry is scheduled for Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 5:00 pm, at Point Vicente Interpretive Center-Ampitheater; 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, (310) 377-5370). Please sign the guest book at www/dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, 2014
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