Larry Haney, 75, of Halfway, OR died Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. A Graveside Military Service ~ Celebration of Larry's life will be held on June 25, 2022 - 1 p.m. at the Wallowa Cemetery in Wallowa, Oregon.
Larry Vernon Haney was born on April 1, 1947 in Enterprise, OR. He was raised and educated in Wallowa, OR. He graduated from Wallowa High School in 1965.
Fresh out of high school, Larry entered the Navy June 8, 1965. He served 4 years active duty as a Radio Operator on the USS Franklin D Roosevelt (CVA42). He was released from active duty June 6, 1969 and transferred to the Reserves where he served 2 more years. He was honorably discharged April 25, 1971. Larry was awarded the National Defenses Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
In 1968, Larry married Mary D. Gornto in Jacksonville, FL. Together they had 3 children. They later divorced in 1989. Larry found love once again when he married Judith Miller in 1995 after a 2 year courtship.
Larry worked various jobs throughout his life including being a mechanic at a trailer factory, logging, he worked as a farm machinery manager and was a licensed gun dealer. He had his own business selling farm equipment and he sold Real Estate.
Larry was a member of the NRA, Trap Shooting Clubs, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the VFW.
Hobbies he enjoyed were trap shooting, reloading ammo and working on the property. His favorite season was fall because; you guessed it, “Hunting Season”! Larry loved the song “Blue eyes crying in the rain,” and he especially enjoyed spending time with his dogs Amber and Pippen.
Memorable dates in Larry’s life included serving in the Navy, getting married, having children and grandchildren. He was also proud to have made it into the Boone and Crockett for antlers. He was a proud Navy Veteran, a hard worker, and was very handy at all things; there wasn’t much he couldn’t do. Larry lived by the philosophy that you should work hard, nothing should be handed to you. He loved his family, hunting and fishing. He loved to say, “Gone Fishing”! He will be greatly missed by his family and close friends.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Gladys Haney; brother Vernon Haney.
He is survived by his wife Judith Miller of Halfway, OR; children Amanda Haney of La Grande, OR, April Haney of Salem, OR and William Haney of Welches, OR; brother Charlie Haney; sister Patricia Hamann; stepsons Kelly Brennan and Brian Miller; grandchildren Tiffani Heitz and Kalysta Majerak; 2 great grandchildren Eleanor, Stetson Heitz and another on the way.
For those who would like to make a memorial contribution in memory of Larry the family suggests “Hunt of a Lifetime” through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO BOX 543, Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com