Lawrence Lou “Larry” Hosmer died quietly May 28 at home. He was 72.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, at Abundant Life Community Church.

Mr. Hosmer was born Oct. 2, 1935, in Nebraska to Blanche Hosmer Whitehouse. He served in Korea with the U.S. Marines. Upon discharge, he returned to live for a short time in Loomis before moving to Grass Valley, where he met and married Verna, his wife of 50 years, on May 9, 1958.

Larry, who was a “jack of all trades,” worked at many businesses in Grass Valley, including driving for Pat Southerland Union Oil and for Pappy’s Taxi, where he enjoyed assisting his senior clientele. In his leisure time, Larry regularly fished, cooked, cared for his pets, practiced target shooting, and read. His favorite activity was going to breakfast with his buddy, Rich Page.

Mr. Hosmer is survived by his wife, Verna of Grass Valley; daughters and sons-in-law Bobbi and Ron Miner and Linda and George Riley, all of Grass Valley; grandchildren Angie and Sean Marshall, Lawrence Riley, Andrea Freeman, Andrea and Jeff Hansen, and great-granddaughter, Savannah May Hansen.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Whitehouse.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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