George Frederick Larion

Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Longtime Soldotna resident George Frederick "Fred" Larion, 46, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in a snowmachine/car accident off Funny River Road.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at Peninsula Grace Brethren on K-Beach Road. Pastor Keith Randall will officiate. Additional services will be held in Newport, Wash., at a later date.

Mr. Larion was born Mar. 8, 1964, in Flint, Mich. He moved to Soldotna in 1984 and worked as an electrician. He also worked as an electrician off and on through the years in Homer.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, building and mechanics. He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

"Fred was a mentor who would help anybody out if they were in trouble," his family said. "He was also a hard worker and a great provider who played hard and could make a menial task an adventure. He was also funny and could make people laugh. He was sensitive and generous, and he opened his home to everyone. Fred was happy, sweet and loving, strong, loyal and enthusiastic, and was a father figure to many.

"He loved his wife and children more than anything, and his family extended far past his blood relatives. He was also a rock and a teddy bear for those who loved him."

Mr. Larion was preceded in death by his father, Brian Larion.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Larion; son, Lance Larion; daughter, Melinda Larion, all of Soldotna; mother, Sharon Larion; brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Brenda Larion, all of Newport, Wash.; sister and brother-in-law Sheri and Ron Martin, of Colorado; brother, Michael Larion, of Arizona; nephews, Duane, Travis, Jared, Joshua and Jordan; and nieces, Jessica and Ashley.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fred Larion Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank.

Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

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