Celebration of Life: Larry Richard Siler
Larry Richard Siler, (aka “FisherLarry”)
September 6, 1949 — October 2, 2018
Larry Siler, 69 of Frisco, Colorado passed away on Oct. 2, 2018 after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, his mother, Eleanor, his sister, Cherry Sindell, and his brother, Rodney Siler.
Larry was born in Coldwater, Michigan to Richard and Eleanor Siler. He graduated from Coldwater High School class of 1967. After high school, he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1971 at Tri-State College, Angola, Indiana. He then joined the U. S. Army and was stationed in Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany. Larry met Sharon while skiing in Europe and they married in Basel, Switzerland in 1975. Larry remained in Europe after his military duty and became a civilian auditor with the U.S. Army Audit Agency where he had a wonderful career traveling and auditing the U.S. Army for 26 years. Upon retiring at 47, he and Sharon bought an Airstream travel trailer and moved to Colorado where Sharon pursued her dream of skiing and Larry pursued his love of fly fishing.
His annual fishing adventures included Dragon Lake in Quesnel, British Columbia and Hebgen Lake on the Madison River just outside Yellowstone National Park. He was an avid catch and release fly fisherman and a Life Member of Trout Unlimited and the Henry’s Lake Foundation.
Larry was a Stained Glass Artist and Bibliophile with a library of nearly a thousand angling books. Larry and Sharon developed a taste for good wine, beer and champagne so Larry designed and built the most beautiful wine cellar out of pine-beetle-kill blue board. Larry also authored a book entitled “Fishing For Gulpers on the Madison Arm of Hebgen Lake.”
Jeff and Sara Miller, friends and owners of Muddy Creek Cabins in Kremmling, Colorado recently established the Siler Fishing Cabin in honor and memory of Larry. The Fishing Cabin contains Larry’s Stained Glass Trout, a Reading Library of fishing books and other fishing memorabilia.
It was Larry’s request to be cremated and have his ashes spread primarily at his favorite fishing locations to include Dragon and Hebgen Lakes, a special lake in Michigan where he fished with his brother, and his secret high-alpine lakes in Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Bristlecone Hospice in Frisco, Colorado or Shaw Cancer Center in Edwards, Colorado.
A celebration of Life will be held Oct. 26, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Siler’s home.
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