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Eldon Lawrence Merritt


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Eldon Lawrence Merritt Obituary
ELDON LAWRENCE "LARRY" MERRITT April 30, 1941 - November 30, 2015 Larry passed away in his home surrounded by family and friends. He suffered a long battle with cancer that ended on November 30th. Larry was born in Holyoke, CO. He served in the Army from 1961-1963 as an airplane mechanic and expert rifleman. Larry found true love later in life when he met and married Bernita Lockwood in 1991. They spent most of their lives in Sun City, CA. Larry worked as a realtor focusing on ranches and property up until it became difficult to continue working and deal with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife Bernita; his brother John Merritt (Jane) of Wrenshall, MN; brother Conly Merritt (Betty) of Hooper, WA; brother Robert Merritt of Hernando, FL; his children Tammy Rancour (Guy) of Red Bluff, CA; Conly Merritt of Red Bluff, CA; Teresa Griffin (Reginald) of Lucerne Valley, CA; Jeanie Johnson (Darryl) of Marina, CA; Brandie Morgan of Burns, OR; Sally Brown (Curtis) of White City, OR and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Charles, his mother Neva, his sister Midge and brother Richard. Larry was cremated at his request and services will be held on Friday, December 18th at His Light on the Hill, 28125 Bradley Rd., Ste 300, Menifee. Miller-Jones Mortuary & Crematory is handling the arrangements.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Dec. 13, 2015
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