Larry Vandervort


Larry Vandervort was born Aug 22, 1938, in Hoquiam, to Bill and Vivian (Erickson) Vandervort, and passed away Dec. 15, 2019, at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, with his family by his side.

He married Susie McManus (Hickam) Aug. 19, 1983. Larry was a logger all his life, working for many timber companies in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved to go clam digging with his family. Larry always looked forward to his Seahawk Sundays with brother, John. He was passionate about spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loyal, devoted friend.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bob and Richard; sister, MariAnne; and son, Raymond.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, at their home in Aberdeen; daughters, Lorrie Aldrich of Bucoda, Missie (George) Holmes of Doty, Melinda (Gabe) Ratkie of Pe Ell, Molle (Ben) Bouch of Aberdeen; brother, John Vandervort of Centralia; sister, Janice (Ron) Clement of Eugene, Ore.; and sister-in-law, Linda Vandervort of Bucoda; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the Oakview Grange #311, located at 2715 N. Pearl St., Centralia, WA 98531. Arrangements entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.

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