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Larry K. Williams

Larry K. Williams passed away September 12, 2021, with his loving wife by his side. Born December 1, 1941, in Ogden, Utah to Irene Manning Williams and Kenneth Williams.

At a young age Larry contracted Polio which resulted in some physical disability which did not preclude him from living life to the fullest. Larry found his love for golf as a young man being a caddy for the professional golfers at the Country Club. Later in life he could be found regularly on the golf course, only giving it up in the past few years when his condition related to Polio worsened.
After receiving his degree in Business Administration from Weber State College he began a successful career working for Amalgamated Sugar, with eighteen years as a hospital administrator at the University of Utah Hospital, retiring after ten years with The Internal Revenue Service.
On February 14, 1999, he married the love of his life Blanka Hornbogen. Blanka and Larry enjoyed many years of happiness together surrounded by friends and family. They enjoyed golf, movies, October Fest, Park City and in general-window shopping. Larry seemed to always find something he could not live without.
After receiving a liver transplant in 2009, he became an advocate for other recipients. Larry along with his wife, worked together to support other recipients and their families by helping them understand that there is life after a transplant.
Larry wanted everyone to believe he was a grumpy old man, presenting himself with a dry and sarcastic humor. But underneath it all he was a kind and loving man. He cared deeply for others and had many kind words to say about those he loved. Larry's sarcasm and humor often received an eye roll and "Oh William's" from his wife.
Larry is survived by his wife Blanka and her children, which were like his own, Renee Sass (Darwin), DaMyrle Pike (George), his children from a previous marriage; David (Tara) Williams and Michelle Stone. nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by four very special nieces and their families who adored him.
He is preceded in death by his mother Irene (Annie) Williams, father Kenneth Williams and sister Linda Sherman.
The family would like to thank Atlas Hospice, and his nurse Korie for the loving care they provided to Larry in his last days. A private memorial service will be held.
In Lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the American Liver Foundation at liverfoundation.org


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Larry and Blanka were transplant "buddies". Transplant recipients and those on the transplant waiting list loved them and looked forward to clinic visits where they could ask transplant related questions, which helped ease their mind. My friendship began there and because I was his RN coordinator we became friends. Larry will be missed but he's definitely in a better place now.

Janet Woodruff Sep 22 2021 1:27 PM

I was Larry's coach and lead for a bit at IRS. He was a wonderful guy that definitely met my sarcasm with sarcasm. He signed a golf ball and gave it to me. Told me that after he passed it still wouldn't be worth anything but wanted me to have it. I think it's still on my box of desk stuff. He was a funny helpful guy and we loved him.

Becky Stuck Sep 20 2021 1:07 PM

Larry was a co-worker in AM. He was a will certainly fly past it on your way to the heavenly gates.
May your Mercedes cut help your legacy with those you supported. Liver on old friend. Judy

Judy Sep 18 2021 7:20 PM

Blanka,
We are so sorry for your loss. Larry will surely be missed.

Brent and Marlene King Sep 18 2021 2:49 PM

Larry and the gain in Country Club Heights neighborhood spent a lot of great times together competing and creating huts, swings, etc. in the hollow, activities on the golf course and games up at the elementary school. I love you Larry and enjoyed our many hours together. Robert "Bobby" "Fib" Lundgreen

Robert Lundgreen Sep 18 2021 12:33 PM