Lawrence (Larry) John Faas, 83, returned to our Heavenly Father peacefully on July 20, 2018, holding the hand of his sweetheart and surrounded by family.
Larry was born February 11, 1935 in Great Falls, Montana. As a child, he enjoyed spending summers with his grandparents at their ranch where he learned to love the outdoors. After moving to Southern California, Larry worked in the family business at King-O-Lawn.
Larry met Carole at a volleyball game during high school in 1952. They were married on July 2, 1954 and later sealed in the Los Angeles LDS temple. In 1962, Larry and Carole moved to Phoenix, Arizona to open Arizona Lawn King and raise their family. Through 64 years of marriage and as the parents of five children, they worked alongside each other as loving companions.
Larry enjoyed a lifetime of church service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, blessing countless lives through his inspired counsel and Christ-like example. But what he loved most was being a husband, father and grandpa. He was a kind and tender hearted man, a hard worker and an exceptional writer.
Larry is survived by his wife, Carole; five children: Lawrence (Patti), Linda Sherwood (Larry, deceased), David (Patricia), Mark (Tamera), Scott (Jenny); 21 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; brothers Michael, Doug and Don; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Larry left a matchless legacy for his children and grandchildren. He was a great example to all who knew him.
Family and friends are invited to gather for a viewing at the Mesa Arizona Skyline Stake Center (10305 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85209) from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, Friday, July 27, 2018. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at the Valley of the Sun Mortuary and Cemetery in Chandler (10940 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler, AZ 85248).
We so enjoyed getting to know Larry and we will miss him. He has a wonderful wife and family, and has been faithful in the gospel. We loved you both. Ruel & Alice
I grew up in the 18th and 25th Wards of Scottsdale Stake, and was the daughter of Marion and Wanda Smith.
Larry Faas was a regular face I could count on seeing every Sunday! I likely haven’t seen him for close to 50 years, but I have always remembered him for his welcoming smile and nature, his cheerfulness, and his steady dependability. May the Lord bless all of your family with comfort and peace, and the knowledge that you will all be together again. Tenderly, Susan Smith LeSueur
We have fond memories of you and Larry. I loved his laugh most of all. God bless you.