OBITUARY

Larry Steven Duran Sr.

June 26, 1945April 1, 2021

Larry S. Duran of Arvada, CO passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at the age of 75.

Larry was born in Greeley, CO on June 26, 1945, to his parents Reverend Edward Duran and Margret Duran. The youngest of 21 children, Larry loved his entire family. At the young age of 17 he enlisted into The United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 1962 – 1966, as well as, had broken service with the United States Naval Construction Battalions – Navy Seabees serving from 1970-1973 and in both instances served his country proudly as a combat Vietnam Veteran. As he progressed in his life, Larry accomplished academically with a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree and successfully ran a family managed business for 30 years.

On top of all his accomplishments, his number one success was his family – Judy his wife of 41 years and 3 months, as well as, his 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Larry loved Jesus with all his heart. Everywhere he would go, Larry shared the message of The Gospel of Grace and Love of Jesus Christ. He enjoyed ministering to people, but especially to his family. Larry had such wisdom from God, but was always a very humble man. Many people (i.e.: family, friends, neighbors, etc.) would seek him out for his advice/counsel, and many were so very blessed to receive his Biblical Word of encouragement(s). Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and many of his siblings. He is survived by his children Cheryl (Ken), Carrie (Thomas), Steve and Edward (Beth); grandchildren Carliann (Jordan), Kenny, Amber, Alyssa, Adam, Jordan, Chase, Meghan and Alina; and great-grandson Lawson; 2 surviving siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be held for Larry to celebrate his eternal and everlasting life. It is planned for Friday, April 9, 2021, closed casket viewing starting at 10am with services starting at 11am. The service will be at the Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary located at 7777 W 29th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033. Family and friends are invited to attend the service with the understanding that CDC guidelines (including Federal, State and Local) mask wearing and social distancing.

People wishing to honor Larry’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations to the Joseph Prince Ministries., Inc. Please send all donations to Address: P.O. Box 2115, Fort Mill, SC 29716.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Carlianne Ward
  • Kenny Garcia
  • Amber Montoya
  • Alyssa Montoya
  • Adam Montoya
  • Chase Duran

Services

  • Closed Casket Visitation

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Reception

    Friday, April 9, 2021

Memories

Larry Steven Duran Sr.

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SANDY SUP

April 8, 2021

It is hard to imagine that he has gone on.....but the memories endure. God bless you and all in your family. Sandy Sup

Dolores Bernal

April 7, 2021

As a child I always felt such respect for Larry somehow he always made me feel good about my myself. RIP and God Bless.

Cece Newman

April 7, 2021

I am so sorry to learn that our friend Larry passed away.
We hadn't seen him for a while, but remembering when you all lived out in Pueblo County . It was nice to visit with you all . Your Dad was a good story teller. We had the deepest admiration & respect for your Dad & Mom. God Bless you all.
CeCe & Joe

Tony Montoya

April 6, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Larry's passing, I was looking forward to seeing him again soon. I met Larry while applying to and eventually getting accepted to the National Urban Fellows program in New York City.
Larry was member of our a study group and a group that toured the Big Apple. I enjoyed his company and our conversations about so many different topics. As stated in his obituary he was a man of faith and he often spoke about his faith. He was also very proud of his family and spoke of them often. As a result of our friendship I was fortunate enough to meet his wife and his boys Steven and Edward, both very fine young men.
Our prayers go out to the family, may God bless you all.

Roxanna Erdman

April 6, 2021

Cheryl, Carrie, Steve and Edward, I'm so sorry for your loss💔 I know Uncle Larry is with Jesus.
When I was a child, I remember Uncle Larry was so cool 😎 and I remember when I was at Grandma's (Duran) and he would come in with his friends and a date, I would think in my little girl brain, how handsome and cool he was, wishing I could go hang out with him.
I love all of you and I love my Uncle Larry ❤ I'm sure Beautiful Aunt Judy was the first to greet him. He's with our Jesus and at peace!


June Medina

April 5, 2021


Uncle called me Junie just about up to the time I was in my late 50’s. I think that may be the time he may have decided I was an adult, so then I graduated to June. ❣️
There are so many memories that can be shared about my Uncle Larry that would probably fill a book of many pages.
I can say that he always made the effort to let me know how much he loved his sister Elsie; my Momma and us her children. He always made an effort and made time in his busy schedule to call; to ask how we were doing, even when I knew he was not doing well physically himself. He dearly missed Aunt Judy; I know she greeted him when he got to his heavenly home. I will miss those loving conversations of encouragement and his sharing of the gospel in every call. Knowing I will see him soon in the Kingdom of Heaven is my comfort and joy. 😇

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