AZTEC Larry Alan Stromberg March 8, 1955-Sept. 12, 2012
Larry Alan Stromberg was born in 1955 in Chicago, Ill., where he began a lifelong appreciation of his Swedish heritage. His family moved to New Jersey when Larry was 4, where he graduated from Passaic County Technical and Vocational High School in Patterson, N.J. Then Larry joined family in New Mexico, briefly attended the University of New Mexico. He move to Aztec where he found his passion for the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Larry was an avid white water canoeist and rafter and was certified as an ACA white water canoe instructor. He led a raft excursion for 16 people on a three week trip through the Grand Canyon and spent a couple weeks on the Tatsheni River in remote Alaska. A favorite trip of Larry's was rafting the San Juan River through Goosenecks State Park in Utah with family and friends. His enjoyment of the outdoors inspired him to certify in wilderness first aid and swift water rescue, which led to his interest in becoming Emergency Medical Technician. Those skills, and his belief in serving the community, prompted him to join the Cedar Point Fire Department. He served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for many years. Larry trained extensively while working as an oil field technician for Williams Field Services, where he was employed for 17 years. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington. He was preceded in death by his father, Will Stromberg. Larry is survived by his wife, Cindy Johnson; son, Anders Stromberg; mother, Geri Stromberg; Eugene ""Doc"" Dugan; brothers, Richard and Carl and their families; his aunt, Eileen golden; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be 4 p.m. on Sunday Sept. 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1221 E. 20th St. in Farmington. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the San Juan College Outdoor Leadership Program or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Services are pending with BREWER, LEE AND LARKIN FUNERAL HOME, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688.
Published by Farmington Daily Times from Sep. 15 to Oct. 5, 2012.
To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Funeral services provided by:
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
MAKE A DONATION
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
I am very sorry for your loss. Larry was a good man and a lot of fun to work with. I will be praying for your family.
October 1, 2012
Larry and I grew up together as cousins in New Jersey and in New Mexico. We would always pick up right where we left off through out our lives. I will truley miss Larry and his zest for life. My deepest sympathies to Cindy and Anders. May you rest now without pain.
September 26, 2012
Larry was a true friend. I worked with Larry and spent many hours hunting, canoeing, and rafting with him. His love for the outdoors was one of his greatest passions. He taught me a lot and I tried to return that with some of what I knew. Friends like Larry don't come along very often, he will truly be missed. My sympathies are with his family. I know he loved them very much because he talked about them all the time. Rest in Peace my friend.