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Larry Koller

November 2, 1937 — May 25, 2022

Larry Louis Koller, 84, of Grand Junction, transitioned on May 25, 2022, after a short and unexpected illness.

Larry was predeceased by his loving wife Rosemary, and sons Kirk and Roger. He is survived by his sons Brent Koller, wife Helen Rose and John Maybon, daughter Shawna Maybon, and granddog Simo.

Dad was a “Phone Man” for 42 years with Mountain Bell. After retiring he and mom saw the world together via Royal Caribbean & Holland America cruise lines.

He enjoyed riding along on Jeep trips including Black Bear Road, Gateway to Moab, Fisher Valley, Onion Creek, and Fins & Things. He also willingly floated with us down the Colorado river a few times on our little raft.

Embrace those you love fiercely and long. Our time on this earth is too short.

“I was a highwayman

Along the coach roads I did ride

With sword and pistol by my side

Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade

Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade

The bastards hung me in the spring of '25

But I am still alive

I was a sailor

I was born upon the tide

With the sea I did abide

I sailed a schooner 'round the Horn to Mexico

I went aloft to furl the mainsail in a blow

And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed

But I am living still

I was a dam builder

Across the river deep and wide

Where steel and water did collide

A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado

I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below

They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound

But I am still around

I'll always be around, and around and around

And around and around and around and around

I'll fly a starship

Across the Universe divide

And when I reach the other side

I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can

Perhaps I may become a highwayman again

Or I may simply be a single drop of rain

But I will remain

And I'll come back again, and again

And again and again and again and again

And again…”

-Jimmy Webb

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