Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
September 26, 2012 11:00 am EDT


SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Lawrence “Lucky Larry” Lake passed away Sept. 21, 2012, in Santa Maria, Calif., in the presence of his loving wife and family.

Larry was born to Florence and Edgar Lake on May 1, 1924, and grew up in Mount Vernon, with his sister, Lee. In 1948, he moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., where he met and married the former Thelma “Honiee” Gooden. They had four children, Larry, Garin, Robin and Tammy. Also survived by two sons-in-law, two daughters-in-law, 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew.

Larry was retired from the post office and leaves behind a successful 50-year career in real estate, both in Redondo Beach and Santa Maria.

A memorial will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Waller Park Area No. 5 in Santa Maria. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Santa Maria Humane Society.

Submitted by Tyler Crispin.

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