In Memory

Larry Warren (A-Mechanic) - Class of 2001

Larry Warren (A-Mechanic)





Larry Warren   


EVARO – Larry Elmer Warren passed away Friday, September 5, 2014, at his home in Evaro.

He was born on June 3, 1938, in the tiny town of Zortman, Montana, to Larry Adelbert and Violet Noordam Warren.  He was the youngest of three children and the only son.  As such, he learned at an early age to hunt and fish as well as work on the farm and farm equipment.  These were skills he used throughout his entire life.  During his childhood the family moved to Plains where his father worked for Sanders County.

Larry met the love of his life, Patricia Alley, in 1958.  They were married June 5, 1959, in Seattle.  The newlyweds moved to Montana briefly in 1960, then came back to stay in the Missoula area in 1963.  They eventually built their home in Evaro in the mid-70s.

Larry worked several jobs in his younger life, including ranching and heavy equipment mechanic.  Then he began his career at the Frenchtown Mill.  Larry was a Rolling Stock Mechanic at the mill until his retirement.

After his retirement he was able to spend his time doing the things he loved with his wife Pat.  They enjoyed restoring his vintage cars and farm equipment and showing his cars at car shows.  He also collected treasures they found while attending flea markets across the Northwest.  He enjoyed family gatherings and watching his family grow, from his kids to his great-great grandchild.  He enjoyed sunshine, food and life.

He was a member of various car clubs and the Missoula Trap and Skeet Club for many years and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was a true animal lover and enjoyed all his pets, including his newest companion, Penny.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Pat and his sister Barbara.

He is survived by many loving family members that he was so proud. They include four children, Karen, Joanne, Larry and his wife Linda, and Shannon. Grandchildren include Tricia and her husband Jonathan, Tina and her husband Steve, Kristin, Cody and Zach.  Great-grandchildren are Brittney, Levi and his fiancée Caitlin, Tyler, Alicya, Kennedy and Noah.  Larry also has a great-great-granddaughter Natalie.

Also surviving are Larry’s sister Betty and many nieces and nephews.

Although he will be greatly missed, the family is happy that he is once again able to enjoy the sunshine with Pat.  We know they are watching over our family like they always have.

During a private family memorial his ashes will be scattered alongside Pat’s near the home they built together.

Rest in Peace dear Friend.