RAYMOND — Laurance “Larry” Kemper Dowd, 65, died July 9, 2018 in Raymond, Wash., surrounded with love from his wife Tammy. Larry was a 10-year resident of the Peninsula. He was born in Hawaii on Aug. 22, 1952, the son of Andrew Scales Dowd Sr. and Caroline Hefner.
In his early life, Larry lived in various states as his father worked in IBM. Larry graduated from high school in Belgium. He received his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a bachelor’s degree in statistical analysis.
Coming from Tigard, Oregon, he moved to Astoria, Oregon and met Tammy Morrow in 2007. Larry asked Tammy out on a date, and on the fifth try, she said “yes” and it was love at first sight. Larry and Tammy married July 3, 2008, in Arizona.
Larry received a trophy for 1 million sales as a salesman. Later, he owned his own business, Fiber Trim. Larry and Tammy attended church every Sunday at their little church in the woods, Faith Center in Bay Center, Washington. Larry was so generous. He loved music and enjoyed playing the guitar. He was an avid reader and loved to read to his step-grandchildren. Larry was also an amazing cook. He was known for his chicken salad, pico de gallo and guacamole.
He was a great husband, father and Popie and will be missed by so many: wife Tammy; mother Caroline of Arizona; sons Rick Dowd, Chris Dowd, both of California; daughter Anna Dowd of Lincoln City, Oregon; brother Andrew Scales Dowd Jr. of Knoxville, Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Caroline, Jessie, Cheney Dowd of Minnesota and many grandchildren all survive Larry. He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew Scales Dowd Sr. and brother, William Dowd.
A Celebration of Larry’s life will be held Wednesday, August 22, on his birthday, at Faith Center in Bay Center, at 1 p.m. There will be a potluck reception following. (Please bring a dish to share.) In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Faith Center Church C/O Pastor Jack Hughes, P.O. Box 648, South Bend, WA 98586, the Ilwaco High School Music Program C/O Rachel Lake, P.O. Box F, Ilwaco, WA 98624 or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research at BrightFocus Foundation, 22512 Gateway Center Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871. His guestbook is available at www.penttilaschapel.com.