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Larry Gene Van Wye

December 28, 1948 ~ May 2, 2019 (age 70)

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   On Thursday, May 2, 2019, loving husband and “Pops”, Larry Van Wye, passed away in his wife’s arms, at home. He was 70.

He spent his childhood in Iowa and Denver.

   Larry proudly served his country from 1967 – 1972 in the US Army with a tour in Vietnam from 1968 – 1969.  He then went to work in manufacturing in Phoenix, and since 1995, in Grand junction.  He retired in 2011 from Capco and enjoyed a well-deserved rest.

   Larry enjoyed bowling (he met Cindy at a bowling alley shortly after moving here), loved riding his 1979 Superglide Harley, and later ATVing after retirement. He enjoyed building model Army tanks, especially WWII era. He was known to be a very kind quiet, respectful man who always loved a good prank and laugh.  He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. Larry also had a big, special place in his heart for Riley, our cat, always saying pets are here to spoil.

   Survivors include his wife, Cindy: Cindy’s children who knew him as “Pops”, Kacey Cain of TN: Corey Spurlock of Grand Junction and Jessi Spurlock, who preceded him in death. He loved them as his own.

    A celebration of Life will be held at Grand Valley Funeral Homes 2935 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, Co 81504 on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1: p.m. Internment will be at the VA Cemetery in Grand Junction, Tuesday 14, at 1: p.m.

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May 10, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Grand Valley Funeral Homes - Grand Junction
2935 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504

May 14, 2019

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado
2830 Riverside Parkway
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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