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Larry Tobin


January 10, 2018

Larry Jay Tobin, 80, passed away at his home in Centerville on Dec. 29, 2017.

He was born on August 23, 1937 in Goldendale to Edna Luella (Jaekel) and Lyle Robert Tobin. Larry married Donna Jean Niemi on May 12, 1955 in Stevenson, Washington, and the couple made their home in Centerville for many years.

Mr. Tobin was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association and the Centerville Fire Department. He loved hunting and fishing, going to his cabin in the mountains, and lived for his grandchildren. Larry is survived by his wife, Donna, of Centerville; children Linda Palmer (Brent) of Milton Freewater, Oregon, Lori Morrison (Frank) of Lewiston, Idaho, Lonna Lewis of Goldendale and Brian Tobin (Debbie) of Goldendale; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one grandson and sister Dana Slawson.

Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel handled cremation arrangements. To send condolences to the Tobin family, please visit


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