Larry R. Burch
ISLAND PARK, Idaho – Larry Richard Burch, 54, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2009 of a heart attack doing what he loved – snowmobling with his boys.
He was born March 20, 1954 in Ogden, the only son of Richard Henry “Whitey” and Renee Spencer Burch. He attended schools in Washington Terrace and graduated from Bonneville High School.
Larry married Debra K. Vlaanderen in 1971. Together they had three wonderful children. They later divorced. Larry married the love of his life, Connie Marshall Lindsay in 1983. They lived in Roy where they raised their children. Connie and Larry later moved to Island Park, Idaho in 1997 where they made custom log furniture in West Yellowstone.
Following in his father’s footsteps, he cut and sold Christmas trees each holiday season with his boys. He was self employed as an owner/operator in the heavy construction industry.
He loved spending time with his family and friends hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and being outdoors.
Larry was an amazing father figure to so many – all his boys and also all of their friends. Everyone was included and welcomed at his home and Larry wanted everyone to enjoy themselves as much as he enjoyed entertaining them. Everyone looked forward to his annual New Years trips.
Our beautiful son, when you left your earthly body to join your Heavenly Father, our hearts went with you. We are looking forward to the time that we will be able to hold and kiss you again. Take care, our son, for you will be in our prayers forever more.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Connie Marshall Burch, Wellsville; his children, Blu (Amber) Burch, West Point; Colby (Abby) Burch, Stoddard; Jaime (Nate) Wilson, West Haven; Paul (Becky) Lindsay, Clinton; Matt Lindsay, Idaho Falls, ID; Marshall (Denise) Lindsay, Wellsville; and Scott (Carrie) Lindsay, South Ogden. “Grandpa Larry” will be greatly missed by his 16 grandchildren.
Also surviving are his parents of Washington Terrace; and sisters, Shelley (John) Clark, South Ogden; and Becky (Mike) Meehan, Syracuse.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd.
Friends may call at the mortuary on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Send condolences to the family at: www.lindquistmortuary.com
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