Larry T. Mathis

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December 31, 1934 ~ July 1, 2022

Born in: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Service for Larry Thomas Mathis:

Larry Thomas Mathis was born Dec. 31, 1934, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Horace and Sue Mathis and passed away July 1, 2022.
Larry’s family moved to Seattle, Wash. and then returned to Denver, Colo. In 1948, Larry and his Dad moved to his uncle’s farm in Gypsum, Kan. Through correspondence he earned his diploma from Gypsum High School.
In 1952, he joined the Navy as a Seaman Recruit. He became the Navy recruiter in Pueblo, Colo., where he met and married Carolynn Thompson. They had 2 children.
Larry excelled in his Navy career, earning many awards and citations. He was promoted to Warrant Officer and later became a Commissioned Officer, retiring in 1974 as a Lieutenant.
After retiring, he moved the family to Pueblo where he purchased Park Lane Bowling Center. He sold the Bowling Center in 1986. After fully retiring, he enjoyed boating, motorcycling, belonging to Sky Corral Radio Control Airplane Club, and travel. Larry loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; he and Carolynn traveled to see them often.
Survived by his loving wife, Carolynn Mathis; children, Natalie Dawn (Tim) Jetter and Mark Thomas (Kimberly) Mathis; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Barbara Joann (Col. John, USAF Ret.) Hampton.
Memorial service, 11 a.m. Friday, July 8, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences,



Memorial Service: July 8, 2022 11:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. I am saddened to hear of Larry’s passing. He was a true and dear friend, and a great flying buddy. I can’t count the years or the many, MANY, fly-ins that we attended. If Larry was around, everything seemed brighter. A great sense of humor and I loved the “Navy Stories”. Rest in peace, Larry. My condolences and prayers go out to Carolynn and the entire family
    Max McCartney

  2. Carolyn,
    I’m so sorry about Larry’s passing. He was so smart and so nice. I feel like I’ve lost my own father – again! Prayers for you and your family.
    Nancy Meyer

  3. Most sincere prayers and condolences upon Larry’s passing. Thank you to Larry and Carolynn for being such great and faithful friends to my parents, Dale & Joan Alyea ( both now deceased), for many years and all the good times flying R/C’s st Sky Corral. Thank you to Larry for his dedicated & distinguished Service to our country.

  4. Carolyn,
    I was very saddened hearing of Larry’s passing he was a good man and he was patient as he taught me to bowl I will always be grateful for all he taught me

  5. This is such sad news to read. Larry was always upbeat and just being around him brightened your day. He was masterful when it came to drilling bowling balls. I still use two he drilled for me over 30 years later. When I worked with the Pueblo Junior Bowling Association, we knew we could always count on him to help in any way he could. To Carolyn and family, our most sincere condolences. Prayers for peace, strength and healing are yours.

    Kevin J. Millis

  6. Carolynn,
    Sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was always friendly and happy. My condolences and prayers for you both and all of your family and friends.
    Bill Yalotz

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