Larry Kent Peckham
Larry passed away unexpectedly in Southern Inyo Hospital on April 29, 2014 due to complications of pneumonia. He lived in Independence for 67 years, moving there with his parents Howard and Evelyn Peckham and his little sister, Janet, when he was 5 years old.
He loved four-wheeling in his Jeep all over the western United States with small groups of friends, and with the Eastern Sierra Four-Wheel Drive Club. Larry enjoyed meeting friends in Saline Valley over many years, and Benton Hot Springs for Fourth of July celebrations. He was a great fan and supporter of the Carson & Colorado Railway restoration project.
Larry was an artist in wood, creating beautiful scrolled wall art, particularly loving to do portraits of trains, animals and landscapes. He was an excellent photographer too. He served in the Navy, and was an active long-time member and Historian of American Legion 265, Mount Whitney Post in Independence. He worked for the DWP for 30 years, retiring in 1997.
Larry is remembered by his family, friends and neighbors as quiet, kind and thoughtful, with a good sense of humor and enjoying a good laugh.
A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by his sister, Janet Kornberg (Stephen); and his nephews, Daniel Kornberg (Jessica) and Bernie.
We will miss him more than we can say. He did not wish to have a formal service. If you wish, a favorite for a memorial donation would be the Carson & Colorado Railway, Inc.
A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at the Independence American Legion Hall.