"Uncle Larry" passed away suddenly of a heart attack at Ocean Shores
while camping with some of his closest friends. Just the previous day he
had enjoyed a round of golf in the best sunshine we'd seen yet.
If you knew Uncle Larry, you were family. Everyone also knew that he
most enjoyed his endless practical jokes, which no one was safe from. He
was a regular at "church" (Brother Don's) to have a cocktail and visit
with friends. Any casino was a great casino. In the last few years he
had taken up golf, and enjoyed fishing, camping, and skiing. He was
especially proud of sharing his culinary specialties of homemade potato
soup and fry bread with friends and family. It would be a rare occasion
to catch him without change in his pocket to hand off to kids for a soda
While Larry never married, he was surrounded by bloodline and adopted
family. As the youngest of four children, he was born in Crescent City,
CA and after several relocates finally grew roots in Bremerton in the
Before returning to Bremerton, Larry worked as an over-the-road truck
driver. For the past 20 years he worked in the family business of Chico
Towing and was an irreplaceable resource.
Besides his Chico family, and close community friends, he is survived
by brother Chuck Sturdevant of Crescent City, CA, and sister Yvonne
Baisler (Norman) of Bremerton, WA. He is also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews, including Chuck, Craig, Scott, Neal, Tina, Herk,
Stacey, Kelsi, Keri and Corey.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother Blanche Mersereau, father
George Mersereau, and sister Penny Tucker.
As he would want it, a Celebration of Life will be held at Brother
Don's on Sunday, July 31, from 1-4 p.m. Please come to raise your glass
in his memory, share some laughs, and enjoy all of the people so
important to him.
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