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Larry Baker Van Buren

 

Last updated 7/15/2020 at 9:58pm

Larry Baker Van Buren

Larry Baker Van Buren, 88, of Kahlotus, passed away June 30, 2020.

Born Nov. 15, 1931, in Pasco, Wash., he grew up in Kahlotus, but finished his last two years of high school in Walla Walla before attending Washington State College in Pullman.

Larry was drafted into the U.S. Navy and served from 1952-56 in the Korean War before returning to Eastern Washington to farm in the Dayton area.

He later met Shirley, and they were married Oct. 2, 1966, in Odessa, Wash.

Together, they had four children, Leonard, Lee, Sharon and Teresa.

Larry was a member of the Franklin County Wheat Growers Association, Franklin County Cattlemen's Association, Kahlotus Grange, Kahlotus United Methodist Church and Washtucna Gun Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amiel and Aileen Van Buren; and brother, Virgil.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations maybe made in honor of Larry Van Buren to Columbia Basin Junior Livestock show, P.O. Box 1313, Connell, WA 99326.

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