Larry Jennings, of Bachelor Gulch, has died
Residents of the Vail Valley are mourning the loss of Larry Jennings, a part-time resident of Bachelor Gulch Village, who died last week of a heart attack. He was 65.
Larry and his beloved wife, Bobbi, split time between Bachelor Gulch and Oakton, Va., where he was chairman of L.F. Jennings, Inc., a contracting company he ran for many years.
Folks back in Virginia say that Larry was not only a brilliant businessman, but one with integrity and a soft spot for anyone who needed a hand. Over the years, he contributed a great deal of time and money ” without fanfare or acknowledgment, because that’s the kind of guy he was.
His company is highly successful because it mirrors Larry in terms of honesty, quality and friendly service.
While in Vail, Larry and Bobbi were active members of the Bachelor Gulch Club, the Cordillera Motorcycle Association and the Club at Cordillera. The many friends he made while golfing, skiing and riding his Harley all remember him as a friendly, kind and gentle man who just plain made life better when he was around.
He was an active participant in the Cordillera Motorcycle Association RIDER Cup Charity Golf Tournament, Habitat for Humanity building projects, and the Vail Valley Salvation Army, in terms of both giving time and money.
A memorial service was held at the Bachelor Gulch club on March 3. The room was packed with loving friends who related their stories and feelings of this wonderful man. One central point of all these expressions was that in a very unassuming manner, he made all of our lives better via the time we spent with him on volunteer projects, golf courses, safaris, ski slopes and the back of Harleys. We love you Larry, and we will never forget.
Larry was preceded in death by daughter Darbie Jean and parents L.F. and Minnie.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbi, and children Larlyn Jennings, Casey Fadgen, Corry Nearpass and Jon Jennings. His siblings are Norma Jean Reynolds, Sharon Hollar and Kenneth Jennings.
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