Laurence A. Macomber



Laurence A. “Larry” Macomber of Kelseyville, Calif., left this world July 6, 2012.

Larry was born in Boston, Mass., June 12, 1941, to Hampton Macomber and Ellen Way. He was raised by his grandparents, John Sr. and Isabel Way.

His parents and grandparents preceded him in death.

Due to Larry’s Cerebral Palsy, Larry’s life was a challenge that he took on with a spirit that amazed his friends and fellow workers. He enjoyed the outdoors and became part of nature both in his work and play.

Larry worked for numerous employers as an accomplished landscaper with many years at Marine World, at which he rose to lead landscaper. His most recent position was with the US Forestry Service of Upper Lake from which he retired a few months ago.

During his life Larry enjoyed riding horses. While in Vallejo he became involved with an organization called Up With Horses, which was a training and recreation program for kids with disabilities. Larry was a volunteer leader there for a number of years.

Larry’s other passion was working on old cars with his cousins, Allan and Phil.

Larry’s struggles in life took him down but not out. Larry spent some time at Hill Top Recovery.

Having found his way into recovery around 1992 he had a new family that he has enjoyed and has enjoyed him for many years. Larry was also helped by People Services in Lakeport.

Through these life changes Larry was able to acquire a mobile home, own his own truck and live independently ever since.

A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, July 28, at the United Methodist Church of Clearlake, 14521 Pearl Ave. A potluck will follow.

For further information call Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit .