Larry Elmo Grohman, 72, passed away on July 21, 2018 after a long illness. Larry was born on January 7, 1946 in Murray, Utah. He grew up in the Salt Lake City area, but spent much of his adult life in Mesa, Arizona.
Larry joined the United States Air Force in 1963 and served in Vietnam, flying supplies into the war zone and leaving with wounded and dead. After his service, Larry served a mission for the LDS church in the Northern Indian Mission headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota. He married Mellonie (Greer) Grohman in 1971 and they loved and served together for 47 years.
Larry attended ASU, where he earned his teaching degree in 1974, and NAU, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership in 1991. He taught school, mostly in junior high, for many years in the Granite, Kyrene, and Scottsdale School Districts, and coached many basketball teams. Larry also served in many capacities in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served two missions with Mellonie as service missionaries.
Larry is survived by his loving wife, Mellonie; his three children, Jeremy Paul (Victoria) Grohman, Alishia Grohman Sechez, and Dare Micah (Jessica) Grohman; his sister, Lorna Garfield Rogers; and 10 beautiful grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmo Earl Grohman and Vyrus Taylor Grohman, and his siblings, Joyce Holman, Bernell Garfield, Del Rey Garfield, and Don Garfield.
A funeral will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 9:30am in the Mesquite Building, 2252 W Mesquite, Chandler, AZ 85224, with a viewing preceding the service from 8:30am to 9:15am. A viewing will also be held the night before the service on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85213. Interment with Air Force Honor Guard will follow the funeral services on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N Center St, Mesa, AZ 85201.