Lawrence “Legendary Larry” Emory Halley, 67, of Kellogg , passed away at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA on February 20,2023.
He was born in Silver City, New Mexico on November 01, 1955. The Halley family lived in Chile from 1961 (1st grade) to 1967 (6th grade), during which time he learned to speak Spanish.
After graduating Kellogg High School in 1973, he began working in the Crescent and Bunker Hill Mining companies. Larry married Susan Hoey in 1977 and welcomed a son, Dylan Halley in the same year.
After Bunker Hill closed in the early 80’s, they moved to California where he worked as a security guard and then later at the McLaughlin Gold Project from 1983-1985. In 1985 his second son Jameson Halley was born in Santa Rosa, California, after which they moved back to the Silver Valley.
Larry attended automotive school in Phoenix, AZ where he became an ASE certified mechanic.
In 1990, Larry moved back to the Silver Valley where he developed a love for the outdoors, exploring and mapping numerous single track trails around the area. He loved mountain biking and skiing, spending as much time as he could on Silver Mountain. He taught numerous friends and their children to bike and ski throughout the years. A dozen people considered Larry to be their best friend. Larry loved his family and his many friends. There was always a full house on a holiday with laughter and smiles all around.
Larry was a published author, having an article he wrote in Adventure Cycling magazine and in 2000, Larry became a legal assistant.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Halley; father, James; sister, Janice Halley; and his brother, James Halley Jr.
Larry is survived by his sister, Judith Halley; his two sons, Dylan Halley (Tina) with granddaughters, Annabelle and Chelsie, and Jameson Halley (Stephaine) with granddaughter, Leah.
After a 13 year relationship with Echo Big Spring he created a loving relationship with her son, Adam Cato and daughter Shawnee Cato and his grandchildren, Katyann Cato, Adam “Brother” Cato, Sokoya “Pony” Cato, Madeline Croston, and Adele Dunsmore.
A private family celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Memories of “Legendary Larry” and messages of condolence may be shared with his family online at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the family with arrangements.