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June 5, 1941 ~ October 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Larry Hawley, loving husband, father, and grandfather died on October 10, 2023 with his devoted wife, Edith by his side. He was born in Sherman County, Nebraska, the middle sibling of five, to Frank and Marjorie Hawley. Days were spent working in the fields, driving and wrecking tractors, riding and falling off the family horse and finding ways to have fun. Shortly before the start of his senior year of high school, he moved with his family to Emmett, Idaho. He found a job driving tractor for Rolling Hills Orchard. It was there he met a young German immigrant who was thinning apples. She, Edith (Edie) Jantz, would later win his heart.
In 1962, Edie and Larry married and began a life of hard work and adventures. Larry worked many jobs in the early years of their marriage as they raised two daughters. He eventually found his niche as a builder of custom houses in and around Gem County, including two that he called home. Later in life, he and Edie spent many summers in the mountains near Cascade and winters in the desert of Yuma, Arizona. Wherever they were they carved out plenty of time for travel, family reunions, and fun. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and time spent outdoors. He could often be found sitting on the side of a mountain picking huckleberries or foraging for mushrooms. He was a tractor enthusiast to the end, restoring several “Johnny Poppers” and showing them off at parades. Larry was a friend to many and enjoyed nothing more than listening to someone’s life story. Everywhere he went, he always found someone to BS with.
Larry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Edith (Edie); his daughters and their spouses Tammy (Kendall) Hawley-House and Trudy (Matt) Garringer; three grandchildren and their spouses (Zach and Karen, Brady and Rachael, and Logan); and one great-grandchild Frances; along with his siblings: Jean Grint, Ron Hawley, Dean (Judy) Hawley, and Lois (Jack) Korell; Edie’s siblings: Martha (Stan) Clinton and Erwin (Sherry) Jantz; many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his infant son, his father and loving mother, and numerous relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank St. Luke’s hospice employees for their care. A celebration of life service will be held on October 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Willow Grove Event Center in Emmett. In lieu of flowers the family suggests you take a child on an outdoor adventure, take time to listen to a future friend’s life story and do something kind for someone you love.