Larry L. Kearney, age 74, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1973 and formerly of California, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at a local hospital. He had retired after serving his country for more than 20 years in the United States Army. He was a former teacher, coach, boxer, and truck driver, among many other occupations.
Larry Leroy Kearney was born on April 5, 1937 in Odessa, Nebraska. He grew up in Boys Town near Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from high school in California. He was a Korean War Veteran, served two tours in Vietnam, and was awarded two Purple Hearts, among many other decorations. He was an active Parishioner at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Black Forest and was a member of the American Legion. He married Beverly J. Hendrix on May 27, 1977 in Black Forest. His beloved wife passed away in 2007.
He is survived by his loving daughters: Cindy (husband, Tony) Aragon; Mindy (husband, Scott) Ellis; and five wonderful grandchildren: Christopher Ellis; Colton Ellis; Trey Aragon; Amanda Aragon; and Sean Ellis. He is also survived by his niece and nephew: Carol and Bill Simone of Denver.
Larry was a volunteer with the Doherty High School Band and never missed a hockey game or a dance recital. He avidly supported all of his grandchildren’s many activities. He was a sports enthusiast who loved the Chicago Bears and the Colorado Rockies.
A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard.
Memorials in Larry’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church, 11020 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908.
Blessed be his memory.