|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1947|
|Death: ||Nov. 9, 2007|
Bear Lake County
Idaho State Journal, 11/13/07
MONTPELIER — Dr. Larry David Bomsta, 60, passed away at his home on Friday, November 9, 2007. He was born October 12, 1947, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Russel Byron Bomsta and Amelia Effie Boomgaarden. He grew up in Edina, Minnesota, and graduated School in 1965. He then spent four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Japan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and North Carolina.
After ending his tour of duty he attended Mankato State College in Mankato, Minnesota. He graduated magna cum laude in 1974, with a B.S./B.A. degree in chemistry. He spent the next four years at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and graduated in 1978, with his M.D. degree.
After a three-year residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota, he moved to Sterling, Colorado, where he worked as an emergency room physician until September 1989. At that time he moved to Montpelier, Idaho, where he spent the last 18 years as a family practitioner.
Larry married Sheryl Scarbrough on October 16, 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple on September 14, 1973. They were blessed with eight wonderful children.
While in the Marine Corps, Larry became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in January 1968. This event changed his life and led him on a road of service and caring for others for the rest of his life.
He held numerous church callings including ward mission leader, elder's quorum president, high councilman, Primary teacher, and ward clerk. His love for the gospel was a main motivation in all his dealings in life. He loved visiting and helping others and sharing his beliefs with them.
He was dedicated to and loved his profession as a physician. He cared so much for all his patients, and devoted his life to them.
Larry is survived by his wife, Sheryl, and his children, Rebekah (Mike) Schneider of Sterling, Colo., Eric (Colette) of Henderson, Nev., Grant (Stacey) of Queen Creek, Ariz., Brandon (Tanya) of Enon, Ohio, Rachel of Fort Collins, Colo., Lori (Aaron) Stafford of Enumclaw, Wash., John of Provo, Utah, and Zack in the Chile-Rancagua Mission; 13 grandchildren, Tanner Hooton, Taylor Hooton, Tyson Bomsta, Hailey Bomsta, Logan Bomsta, Evelyn Bomsta, Grace Bomsta, Ellie Bomsta, Taiya Stafford, Brielle Bomsta, Hutton Bomsta, Thomas Bomsta and Brynne Stafford; two sisters, Diane Bomsta of Edina, N.M., and Carolyn (David) Levitt of St. Paul, Minn.; and a brother, Greg (Nancy) of Annandale, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held in the Montpelier Tabernacle on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. Viewings will be held at the Montpelier First /Fourth Wards meeting house on Tuesday evening, Nov. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and on Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The interment will be in the Wardboro Cemetery.
The family suggests that donations be made to a memorial fund that has been set up at Bear Lake Memorial Hospital.
Russel Byron Bomsta (1910 - 1980)
Amelia Effie Boomgaarden Bomsta (1911 - 1999)
Bear Lake County
Created by: Lisa Olorenshaw
Record added: Nov 06, 2008
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