Larry Eugene Blain passed away on April 29th, 2018 at the age of 80. A resident of Bishop, CA, Larry was born on January 12th, 1938 in Osceola, Iowa to William Gerald and Josephine Blain. In 1960 he graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After meeting and marrying his wife, Martha Blain, the couple moved out West to California where they started two successful businesses and raised two children, Michelle and Mark Blain.
Larry was a devoted family man who had a passion for restoring antique vehicles. He would often showcase his latest projects at various car shows throughout California and Nevada. His second favorite pastime was woodworking and would often build beautiful furniture for his home and family members. Family members and friends knew how much Larry enjoyed sharing his life with others when they would receive his annual Christmas letters that shared tidbits of what the year had gifted him and his family.
Larry is survived by his wife, Martha (Marty) Blain; his son, William (Mark) Blain; his grandchildren, Jade Shedd, Breanne Blain, and William (Tyler) Blain, and brother Lynn Blain; his great-grandchildren, Colt Shedd, Remington Shedd, and Mason Blain-Nava.
Larry was preceded in death by his William Gerold and Josephine Blain and daughter Michelle.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00am on Friday, May 4th, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Father Rev. Fr. John Gracey will officiate. Flowers and condolences may be offered at Brune Mortuary on 325 W. Elm Street, Bishop, CA 93514.