Larry Martin Sentes of Longmont, Colorado passed away on 8/1/09 of natural causes. He was born 9/30/47 in Kamloops, BC, Canada. Larry lived in British Columbia until he was 15 when he moved with his family to Ventura, CA where he fell in love with the beach.
Although he was a Canadian citizen, Larry joined the Army and volunteered for Vietnam. He served two years in Vietnam in the 585th Engineer Company. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with “V” devise for Valor and was one of four that lived through the ambush that took place while on convoy en route from Pleiku to Kontum. Upon discharge Larry traveled to Europe and live in Marrakech, Morocco, eventually making Kauai, HI his home.
In 1972 while in California he met Mardi Horen who later became his wife. Larry worked as a carpenter in Orange County, CA, and as a truck driver in the LA basin.
Larry and his family moved to Colorado in 1984. Larry worked as a truck driver most of his life. He loved the solitude, travel, and adventures he experienced on the open road.
Larry was most proud of his children. Rand, who served nine years in the Marine Corps and is now an Air Traffic Controller at Denver International Airport; Calae, who has her Masters in Education; and Delaney, who has her Bachelors in Education.
Larry often said he had a great life. He was a great story teller, had many tales of his adventures and experiences of life. He was often the life of the party with a captivated audience.
He is survived by his parents, Frank and Joy Sentes of Longmont; brothers, Frank, Pat, and Tony Sentes; sister, Pam Anderson; Mardi Sentes, his former wife; his son, Rand Sentes and wife Julia and daughter Bella of Louisville, CO; his daughter Calae Quillin and husband Adam of Broomfield, CO; his daughter Delaney Sentes of Westminster, CO.
Burial will be at Fort Logan Cemetery, 9:30 am on Monday, 8/10/09. A memorial service will be at 2:00 at the home of Rand & Julia Sentes, 111 Rose Street, Louisville, CO.
Larry lived life on the wild side, loved it, and what a ride he had.