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Larry Charles Woolsey

May 10, 1944 ~ March 10, 2018 (age 73)

Larry C. Woolsey

May 10, 1944 ~ March 10, 2018

Larry Charles Woolsey, 73, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 at home, due to a two-year battle with esophageal cancer.

He was born in Ogden, Utah on May 10, 1944 to Larry O. and Myrtle Pentz Woolsey. He attended Ogden City Schools, graduating from Ogden High School in 1962.

He served an LDS mission to Berlin, Germany from 1963 to 1966. He loved his mission and often talked about it. He could still understand and speak German.

Larry joined the U.S. Coast Guard as a reservist in 1966. He retired as a Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate in 1996, after 30 years of service. He loved serving in the Coast Guard and had many fond memories of his years in it.

On August 18, 1967, he married Chris in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Larry graduated from Weber State College in 1971. He then began a 30 year career in education, as a teacher. He taught history and geography at Sandridge Jr. High in Roy, Utah for most of the time. He retired in 2001.

Running and hiking were Larry’s passions. He finished 35 marathons and many more half-marathons. His hiking included the completion of almost all the trails in the Utah National Parks and many other national and state parks. He crossed the Grand Canyon, one-way, five times. His favorite marathon was the Avenue of the Giants in northern California. He had many hikes that he loved doing.

Larry is survived by his wife; son, Lance (Melody) Woolsey; daughter, Heather (Braden) Shupe; nine grandchildren; sister, Myrna (Chuck) Singleton; many other family members; and his pets, Lilli and Lucy. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Lola Weir, and many pets.

The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Vincent Hansen and the nurses and staff at the cancer center at McKay-Dee Hospital and to the nurses and caregivers at Hearts for Hospice & Home Health.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 W. 5600 S. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.

Interment, Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.

Please, in lieu of flowers and plants, donate to a charity.

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