The Rev. Dr. Gene W. Laramy, former Sun City resident and former Associate Minister at Church of the Palms and Lakeview Methodist Church in Sun City , died on Saturday, October 17, 2020 surrounded by family shortly after being placed in home hospice at his home in Prescott, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Ida; three brothers, Behlmer, Richard and Charles; an infant sister, a daughter, Sherri and a granddaughter Shawnda. He is survived by his wife of over 71 years, Inez, three sons: Dan - Orr’s Island, ME, Ron (Alisa) Bloomington, MN, and Charlie (Brenda) Glen Cove, NY. He is also survived by six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
He served as a minister in a variety of churches over the years including in Sun City, Arizona where he retired in 1992 from the Church of The Palms. He came out of retirement to work part time at Lakeview Methodist Church in Sun City until 2002 when he retired for the second time.
Dr. Laramy loved life and lived it to its fullest. He loved his wife, Inez, their three children and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him and experienced his tremendous wit and humor. He touched many lives during his time on this earth.
He often said he was ready to meet his maker whenever that time came, and we take solace in this fact. When that day did come, he was ready.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be planned at a future date.