Larry DeVon, age 67 of Oroville, Washington, died on Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Wenatchee, Washington. He was born on May 7, 1938 in Okanogan, Washington to Albert and Dora (Bush) DeVon.
Larry grew up in Okanogan and Conconully and graduated from Okanogan High School. During his early years, he worked on orchards, in sawmills and for timber companies. He went to Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. where he met and married his wife, Judy Connot in 1960.
Larry and Judy moved to Seattle where he worked in construction and as a truck driver. In 1967 they moved to Oroville with their three young sons, Gary, Dante and Michael.
Larry and his partner, Jerry (Zeke) Hilderbrand owned and operated the Pastime Tavern in Oroville for over 35 years. Although he worked hard, he could always find time to tell a joke and to make people feel welcome. He “always knew your name.”
After retirement, Larry enjoyed visiting with family and friends and playing in his weekly poker game. He was an avid reader of everything from newspapers to novels. He loved seeing his grandchildren and talking to them on the phone.
Larry was a caring and generous husband, father and friend and we will miss him very much. He was a member of the Catholic Church – Immaculate Conception Parish.
He is survived by his wife Judy, at home; three sons, Gary of Oroville, Dante (Denise) of Marysville and Michael (Daniela) of Springfield, Ill.; four sisters, Alberta Riedner of Colton, Wash.; Patty Devlin of Eatonville, Wash.; Loretta Frye of the Seattle area and Anita Robeledo of the Seattle area; a brother Wayne of the Seattle area; and five grandchildren, Segornae, Morgan, Dylan, Martin and Katarina.
Larry was proceeded in death by his parents and one grandchild, Derek DeVon.
Services will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church in Oroville at 11 a.m. with Father Fernando Maldonado officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Central Washington Hospital Guild House in Wenatchee.