Larry W. McRae

Posted: Sunday, April 15, 2001

Homer resident Larry W. McRae died of cancer Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at the South Peninsula Hospital in Homer. He was 60.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kachemak Community Center.

Mr. McRae was born on March 6, 1941, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He graduated from High School in Walla Walla, Wash., and attended colleges in Washington and Alaska. He earned a bachelor's degree from Alaska Pacific University.

He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1965 and served in Okinawa, Japan, and at El Toro, Calif. He attained the rank of Sergeant. Mr. McRae moved to Alaska from California in 1977. He lived in Anchorage from 1977 to 1981 and in Homer from 1981 to 2001. In 1994 he retired from Arco Alaska.

Mr. McRae was a life member of the American Legion, Marine Corps League, Amulets and National Rifle Association. He also was chairman of the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board and commissioner of the Clan McRae Society of North America. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, reading, gardening and home improvement.

He is preceded in death by his father, William E. McRae, and brother, David L. McRae.

He is survived by his wife, Karen E. McRae, of Homer; son, Kenneth D. McRae, of Anchorage; daughter, Janel M. McRae, of Anchorage; mother and stepfather Rhea and Randy Townsend of Walla Walla; brother, Randy Townsend, of Hermiston, Ore.; and sister Pam Townsend, of Walla Walla.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite charity in Larry's memory.

Arrangements were made by the Homer Funeral Home.

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