1945 - 2012
Milton-Freewater, Oregon resident, Larry Elwood Harshman, 67,
passed away August 5, 2012, at
his home following four years of a
courageous battle of cancer.
Larry was born March 29, 1945, in
Pendleton, Oregon, to Buel Clare
and Maxine Zoe Way Harshman.
He graduated from Dayton (Washington) High School in
1963. Larry was a veteran of the Vietnam War and su!ered a
severe head injury in service of his country. He was in a coma
for three months and paralyzed on his right side. While in the
service he received a Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal,
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense
Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Sharpshooter
(Ri"e M-4), and Marksman (Pistol .45 Cal) awards.
In spite of his injuries from the service, he managed, with
help, to put in seventeen acres of grapes on his property. He
enjoyed family and friends and liked having people around
him. He was a great cribbage player and enjoyed winning.
He will be remembered as a giving person who gave to people less fortunate than himself.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign, the American
Legion and the Eagles.
Larry is survived by his son, Todd Harshman; his sister, Nancy Ward; his half-sister, Micki Winnett; his step-sister, Jean
Powell; his brother, Jerry Harshman; his half-brother, Pat
Jensen; his step-brother, Colin Pagura; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,
The memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 9,
2012, at the V.F.W. Grant Farmer Post #992, 102 N. Colville
Street, Walla Walla, Washington. The graveside service and
inurnment with military honors will be 11:00 a.m., Friday,
August 10, 2012, in the Heppner Masonic Cemetery, Heppner, Oregon. Local arrangements have been entrusted to
Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road,
Walla Walla, Washington 99362.