Lawrence Doyle Markley “Larry” 64 of Pinehurst, Idaho, passed away on February, 28, 2020 after suffering a long illness.
Larry was born in Pullman, WA on September 28, 1955 to Fred and Betty Markley. He joined his big brother, Doug and the two boys, along with his cousin, Arnie Rathbun would become typical terrors. Doug fondly remembers the three of them, along with their beloved grandma climbing a ladder in the family barn, to shoot pigeons with their BB guns. Grandma held the flashlight.
Larry graduated from Lakeland High in Rathdrum and later became an electrician working for Sam Brooks Enterprises and at times self-employed. He lived for years at Rose Lake. Larry was well known in the Silver Valley and had many, many friends, including Brian Casey who was always there to lend a helping hand, especially when Larry needed a ramp built or any other project done. Joe Jennings was another lifelong friend always ready, willing and able to help.
Larry loved the outdoors. He was fond of trap shooting, fishing, duck hunting, lapidary work and riding Harley Motorcycles with his procrastinator brothers. It wasn’t unusual for Larry to instigate a temporary sauna in the woods while on a hunting trip One of the sayings Larry lived by was, “Let’s get this done!”.
Larry is survived by his children, Steve Markley of Post Falls, ID, Jamie Markley Hintz of Post Falls, ID and Jennifer Markley Riley (Nick) of Santa Barbara CA; grandchildren, Melissa Markley, Ashton Hintz, Madison Wright (Dakota), Payton Hintz, Sophia Riley and Lucia Riley as well as two great grandchildren, Braxton and Ezra Hintz. He is also survived by his brother, Doug Markley of Post Falls; cousins, Arnie Rathburn of Coeur d’Alene, ID and Vince Rathbun of Moscow; an uncle, Loris Rathbun of Moscow ID, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents Fred and Betty Markley his grandparents Arnold and Cleo Anderson and Sherman and Isabelle Markley. Also preceding him was Molly, his faithful dog and constant companion.
Larry will be laid to rest at Rose Lake Cemetery on Friday, March 6 at 2 PM with a graveside service for close friends and family. Following will be celebration of his life to be held at the Lions Club, 106 Church St., Pinehurst, at 3 PM. Please Bring a potluck item to share. Here we will honor and celebrate all of the memories and stories we have together. As Larry would say “Live free and Die Young”
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at www.shoshonefuneralservicee.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, ID , is assisting the family with arrangements.