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Lawrence G. Wear Sr.

Born: Tue., Mar. 5, 1929
Died: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018

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The day after Herbert Hoover was inaugurated as our 31st president and on the very day that Gillis Grafström of Sweden won the Men's Competition of the World Figure Skating Championships in London, Lawrence Gene Wear was born March 5, 1929 to his loving mother Aldena Cora Wear and father Thomas Rhoten Wear at the Loma Linda Sanitarium and Hospital. Until the day Larry died, February 12, 2018 he remembered the obstetrician spanking him. Larrie’s family first lived in the Riverside and Redlands area near to his Loma Linda grandparents, John and Mary Woolery.

Larrie’s propensity for the unusual is remembered when less than two years old he helped his less than one-year old diaper clad baby brother, Thomas Reginald Wear, out the window, onto a tricycle. Larrie was aiming to run away because his mother went to sleep and locked the door, so they couldn’t go outside. This began many adventures of running away, on bicycles, in mother’s car, off to the navy, then slipping away to Yuma, Arizona to marry his very young wife, Darline, mother of son Lawrence Gene Wear Jr. and daughter Janet Wear Gillespie.

Larrie’s adventurous spirit led him into an array of jobs. Roofer for his dad, cook in the Navy, worker for the Southern Pacific Railroad, ambulance driver for the County of Los Angeles (he grew up driving like his car had red lights on), and retired as a pari-mutuel clerk from the California Horseracing Industry.

Larrie settled down when he met Lulu, devoted wife of 58 years. Several years later Cindy Blansett was born who gave them six wonderful grandchildren, Savannah Pinney and Lucian, William, Joseph, Bridgett, and Cecillia Blansett and two great grand children Aribella Pinney and Addison Blansett. Also missing their brother are Thomas and Bonnie Wear and Douglas and Elisabeth Wear. Missing their Father-in-law are George Gillespie and Lucian Blansett. And missing her nephew is Minnie Bare.

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