Steamboat Springs resident Larry Victor Oman passed away Oct. 4, 2007, after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 65.
Larry Oman was born Dec. 4, 1941, in Liberal, Kan. He was the first child of Mildred Light and Robert J. Oman. He graduated from high school in Monroeville, Ind., in 1959 and attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1963. After his marriage to Martha Stutsman, the couple spent two years in the Peace Corps in Colombia working with an educational television project. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Yale University's Divinity School in 1969.
As a United Methodist pastor, he served churches in Indianapolis, Princeton and Nashville, Ind., as well as serving on the South Indiana Conference Staff in Bloomington. He then served churches in Colorado Springs, Greeley and Lakewood before concluding his career serving the Steamboat Springs United Methodist Church for 10 years. He demonstrated his faith and passion for human rights and justice throughout his life by his work with community development and Habitat for Humanity.
A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at the Steamboat Springs United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; two sons, Erik and Kyle; and two daughters, Kirstin Piquette and Karin Oman-Mizzell; and his beloved grandson, Nathan Piquette. He also is survived by his sister, Robin Graham; and his sister-in-law, Mirriam Oman; sons-in-law, Brian Piquette and Jesse Mizzell; and nieces, Shelley Oman, Kristina Torres and Joy Dodson.
He requested that memorial donations be made to the Endowment Fund of the Steamboat Springs United Methodist Church or Routt County Habitat for Humanity.