Larry Leon Criswell

Born: Sun., Sep. 19, 1954
Died: Sun., Aug. 15, 2021


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Sat., Aug. 21, 2021
Location: Pendleton Free Methodist Church


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On August 15th, 2021, Larry Leon Criswell said his final farewell to this life and was welcomed into his heavenly home. A man of deep and abiding faith, stalwart devotion to his family and friends, love for his country, fathomless creativity, and an unmatched zeal for life, his life was always an adventure in one form or another.

Born on September 19th, 1954 in Odessa, Texas to Louis and Lona Criswell, he spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. For 21 years, he served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy, many of them spent while raising a family. He was married to his wife, Cindy, for 44 years and they raised four kids. With a ready joke or story (true or not), nothing brought him greater joy than to make everyone around him smile and laugh. He was heavily involved in Valentine’s Day and Christmas parties, Vacation Bible Schools, and his kids’ graduations, often in costume. He poured his body, mind, and soul into making sure those around him knew they were loved and cared for.

Larry is survived by his wife, Cindy; four children, Brad (Melanie), Blake (Trish), Shannon, and Courtenay (Allen); four grandchildren: Eloise, Abraham, Silas, and Levi; his three sisters: Linda, Lori, and Connie; and a host of extended family who will all miss him dearly.

A celebration of life will take place on Saturday, August 21 at the Pendleton Free Methodist Church at 1 PM, with a short reception to follow.

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James Anderson
   Posted Wed August 18, 2021
Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorryfor your loss.

Will Benson
   Posted Sun August 22, 2021
Criswell family, I am saddened for your loss. Larry is a great human. His kindness to all is something I have always aspired to emulate. During our time together in the Hermiston office, he spoke often and fondly of all of you. I feel like I have met you all from the stories he shared with me. He touched many lives in a positive manner. My thoughts and prayers are with you. All the best.

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