DONNA RUTH BARNES, 79, widow of John Steven Barnes; children, Deborah Rode, Cathy and Linda Barnes; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
JOHN E. BIRGE, 68, wife, Paula; children, Julie Beeson, Vincent Birge; siblings, James, Michael and Bill Birge, Nancy Sauder; 10 grandchildren.
KENNY BOEHM, 59, son, the Rev. Dustin Boehm; siblings, Malinda Hinkle, Rosanna Wagner, Marty Turner, Barbara Hank, Paul, Bob, Wil and Pius Boehm; stepfather, Bud Sheese; two grandchildren; former spouse, Kelli Boehm.
DOROTHY L. BOGARD, 96, widow of Herbert A. Bogard Jr.; children, Cheryl Schneider, Deborah Stafford, Herbert A. Bogard III; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
MARY LEE BROWN, 84, husband, Donald; children, Thomas E. Brown, Donna Fraker; sister, Barbara Jackson; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
PATRICIA A. BUNTEN, 77, widow of Arthur Bunten; son, Jeffrey Bunten; two grandchildren.
RALPH E. COOLEY, 91, widower of Sue Cooley; daughters Pamela Pawlicki, Kimberly Snemis; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.
STEVEN A. CORYELL, 67, daughter, Christina R. Beeler; siblings, Patricia Howard, Robert Coryell; two grandchildren.
EUGENIA COUCH, 81, widow of David Couch; children, David, Tony and Tina Couch; siblings, J.W. Griffin, Naomi Maddox; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
SCHUYLER J. CULVER, 52, wife, Andrea Lynne Culver; daughters, Grace S., Blessing A. and Sophia L. Culver; mother, Lyrle Culver; siblings, Brian Culver, Jordan Culver, JoEllyn Espinal.
ELDER OLIVER WILLIAM DAY, 92, wife, L.E. Armour Day; Greenwood, IN.; daughters, Patsy Ware, Linda Opsahl; five grandchildren; twelve great- grandchildren.
MARTHA SUE DIGIOVANNA, 73, husband, Charles Vincent DiGiovanna; son, Charles V. DiGiovanna.
FRIEDA MAY DUNCAN, 82, widow of Robert Duncan Sr.; children, Robert Jr., Christopher, Jeffrey and Timothy Duncan, Maria Jessie, Diana Deweese, Angela McIntosh, Laurie Reams, Katrina Oprisi; siblings, Fred Jr. and Tom Jones, Patty Ottinger; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
DR. RAYMOND ANTHONY HALL, 69, wife, Diane; children, Raymond Jr. and John J. Hall, Tonya Watson; siblings, Bonita Hall-Harris, Bettina, Richard, Jerry and Daymond Hall, Janet Hall Newson; one grandson; one great-granddaughter.
IRMA LOUISE HARDING, 95, widow of Samuel Harding; children, Beverly Myers, Carolyn Brunnemer, Samuel Harding; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
TERESA VICTORIA HATTABAUGH, 61, husband, Dennis; children, Mallory, Patrick; mother, Rita Wulle; siblings, Mike Wulle, Pat Melson, Mary Kay Gibson; three grandchildren.
MARK ANTHONY “HAWKEYE” HAWKINS, 52, wife, Teresa; daughters, Mackinzie and Erica Hawkins; stepmother, Becky; siblings, Misty Hawkins-Anderson, Travis and Ralph E. Hawkins Jr., Larry, Robert “Bob” II, Jerry, David, Mitch and Jay Dillahay, Dale Lucid, Scott Taylor.
DORIS ELLEN “DODIE” JOHNS, 86, widow of Allen Johns; children, Michael and David Johns, Brenda Bales, Kathy Teeters; sisters, Judy, Dixie; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
EMMA JEAN KING, 80, widow of Albert King; children, Albert King Jr., Judy Alcorn; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
GEORGE LAND JR., 89, widow of Aletha Land; daughter, Carolyn Breedlove-Flannery; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.
GLORIA LAMBERT, 51, mother, Shari Miller; brothers, Shawn and Charles Benefiel III.
WILLIAM LEE MARLATT, 78, wife, Shirley; children, Joyce, Michael and Marc Marlatt; nine grandchildren; two great grandsons.
D. DARRELL MILLER, 82, wife, Carol Miller; children, Tom Coffey, Darrell Miller, Tari S. Nations; brother, Ronnie L. Miller; two grandchildren.
U.S. MILLS, 78, wife, Barbara Mills; children, Jeff, Brigitte, Heather and Steve Mills; sister, Mabel Wolfe; half brothers, Jasper, Shafer and J.C. Grubb.
PATRICIA ELLEN MINNIS, 82, widow of Mark Minnis; sons, Kevin, Tim and Paul Minnis; brothers, Jerry and Mike Carr; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
JOE M. MOSLEY, 81, widow of Geraldine Mosley; son, Matt Mosley; siblings Bill, Vernon and Paul Mosley.
JOSE PADILLA, 42, wife, Christina Marie Padilla; children, Jose II, Ashley Mae, Cheyenne “Turd” and Abigail “Booger” Padilla; siblings, James and Becky Carroll, Christina Perry.
DAVID E. PETERSEN, 66, wife, Bonita J. Petersen; son, the Rev. Ryan C. Petersen; brother, Richard Petersen; one granddaughter.
THOMAS H. RYAN, 68, children, Travis M. Ryan, Megan S. Mina; three grandsons.
LYNDA K. SIMPSON, 73, husband, Jim; children, Shelby, Tammy Jim, Scott; 11 grandchildren.
MARGARET B. SMITH, 99, widow of Harold A. Smith; children, Harold Jr. Patrick and Daniel Smith, Peggy Raibley, Kathy Weimer; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
HARVEY J. SPEARMAN, 91, widow of Dorothy Spearman; daughters, Peggy McGurer, Vicki Patterson; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
NORMA LEE STEFFEN, 86, widow of Thomas Steffen; daughter, Lori Steffen.
VIRGINIA ANN STIRSMAN TYLER, 73, widow of George “Bob” Tyler; husband, Bob Tyler; siblings, Beth, David, Paul, Mary, Jane.
LONNIE R. WILDRICK, 72, wife, Mary Wildrick; children, Lonnie II and Melissa Wildrick; siblings, Eugene and Virgilee Wildrick, Carol Brickert; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.
Larry was born Feb. 8, 1945, in Louisville, Ky., to Lonzo and Beatrice Underwood, both deceased. Larry is survived by spouse Sandra; children Mark, Kristi and Michael (Laura) Underwood of Yuba City, Calif.; granddaughter Kayla and two great-grandchildren; siblings, Brenda (Joe) Bertel, Sherry L., Gary B., Jerry (Shirley) Underwood, Michele D. (Steve) Cambridge, Michael E. (Katie) Underwood (Carla), Sherry (Cameron) Henry, Sharon (Jason) Chandler, all of Indiana; and many nieces, nephews and four-legged friends.
Larry attended Southport High School in Indianapolis, graduating in 1963. He was president of his freshman and sophomore classes and vice president of his senior class. Larry was awarded a full academic scholarship to Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., where he graduated in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He was a member of Sigma Chi.
He then joined the U.S. Air Force, entering as a second lieutenant with the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Larry completed 339 missions and flew more than 2,000 hours as a navigator in B-52s in the Vietnam War. He was an electronic warfare officer and a member of SAC’s “Old Crows” out of March Air Force Base in Southern California.
Larry was a leader in the development of the radar jamming system for the Air Force. He was a member of the “U2/TRI Dragon Ladies” Command Post Royal AF, Alconbury, England, and a member of the U.S Air Force in Europe. His missions included those out of Royal AF Akrotiri in Cypress; Anderson AFB in Guam; U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Base in Thailand; Mather AFB; and Beale AFB including, the 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing and 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron planning missions for the U2 spy plane.
He was a highly decorated officer. In 1973 he was presented with the highest medal awarded by the Air Force, the Distinguished Flying Cross, which was presented by the president of the United States by executive order for Larry’s extraordinary achievement while participating in an Aerial Flight mission.
In addition, Larry received the Meritorious Service Medal with 1 Bronze Cluster Leaf; Air Medal with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Force Commendation Medal; Combat Readiness Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters; Defense Service Medal; Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon; Veterans Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Device; and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Larry retired as a Major in the Air Force in 1989. At Retirement Larry was presented with the United States Flag that had flown over Pearl Harbor.
After retiring from the Air Force, Larry became a school teacher for Plumas Elementary School in Northern California for more than 10 years. He worked with young adults in the Sutter County juvenile system as a teacher and mentor. He was an excellent educator working with impoverished youth.
Upon retiring from teaching, Larry dedicated his time to be with his family. He was an avid sports enthusiast. He was a fan of the USC Trojans; however, he never failed to watch and cheer for the Indiana and Kentucky teams. He was also a faithful Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Larry was a devoted Christian. He never bragged about his accomplishments, medals or awards, not even to his family.
America has lost a true hero to the heavens above. “Go rest high on that mountain, Larry, your work here on Earth is Done!”
His memorial service was held with full military honors April 4, 2018, in Marysville, Calif.
He will be missed by more than he could have ever imagined. “Godspeed!”