Pratt, Larry Arnold – Obituary

Larry Arnold Pratt, 67 of Prairie City, died at his home April 28, 2005, after a long illness.

A graveside service will be held Thursday May 5, at the Haines Cemetery in Haines at 2 p.m. A reception dinner will follow at Haines Baptist Church.

There will be a visitation from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 5 at Grays West & Company Pioneer Chapel in Baker City.

Larry was born Dec. 2, 1937, to Louis and Edythe (Boyce) Pratt in Baker County. He was raised on the North Powder River and attended North Powder school, graduating in 1956. He was very popular in school and played in all sports. He especially liked basketball and football. He was a very social and friendly person and willing to lend a helping hand when needed. He was a very talented man and could fix anything. A lot of ranchers were upset when he couldn’t shear sheep any more, because he was so good at it.

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Larry was very proud of his children and grandchildren and loved them very much. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Larry is survived by is mother, Edythe of Prairie City; sister, Wanda and husband George (Danny) Grover; his friend and soulmate for 20 years, Clara Lemley; mothers of his kids, Zona Pratt and Freda Wallace; children, Jim and wife Connie, Ray and wife Julie, Curt and wife Judy, Scott and wife Kathy, Shawn and wife Sandra, Dawn and husband Mike, Arnie and wife Angie; eight step children; 42 grandkids and step-grandkids; one step-great-grandchild; three nieces, Jeanie Gover, Twila Stenoik and husband Jon and two boys, Jody Eriksson and husband Aaron and son; cousins, Kenneth and Judy McGuowen, Marjorie Gress, John Pembrook and the Homer Pierce family.

Preceding him in death were his dad, Louis Pratt; one step-daughter and one step-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital through Driskill Mortuary, 241 S. Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845.

Send condolences to P.O. Box 372, Prairie City, OR 97869.

Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, May, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor


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