Larry went home to be with the Lord on September 21, 2011 in Florence, Ore. He was born on May 17, 1959 in Friday Harbor, Wash. to John and LeOra Melvin.
Larry worked in construction on Orcas and as a caregiver both on Orcas and in Oregon. Larry was a gifted musician and writer. He also loved fishing. His favorite fishing spot was at Mountain Lake on Orcas. He also enjoyed hiking and fishing at Cascade Lake.
Larry was a Christian and was loved by all who knew him. He was one of the kindest and most generous person known.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother Patrick (Carol Jo Enge), sisters LeOra Dempsey (Daniel) and Martha Hallam (Glen) and numerous nieces and nephews.
Larry will be laid to rest alongside his parents at the Olga Cemetery, by his family.
A celebration of Larry’s life with a potluck of finger foods will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at the American Legion Hall from 2-6 p.m. Memorial donations to Orcas Angels are appreciated: P.O. Box 1047, Eastsound, WA 98245.
Submitted by Larry Melvin’s family.