Lawrence (L.D.) Wallace


Lawrence (L.D.) Wallace, 77 of Monte Vista, Colo., passed away in May 2021 at his home after a lengthy battle with Inclusion Body Myositis.

L.D. was born in Springfield, Colo., in July 1943 to Lester and Wilma Wallace. After graduating from Adams State College in 1965 he began his 30-year Industrial Arts teaching career in Pagosa Springs and later moved to Del Norte where he retired in 1995. He also owned a prominent roofing business for many years.

Spending time with his family and friends, snow skiing, water skiing, rafting, camping, and just being outdoors is what he enjoyed most. Cooking, trying new recipes, and having dinner parties with his friends was another of his favorite pastimes. His creative passion for woodworking gave him opportunities to build many pieces of furniture that we all cherish.

The beautiful home that he built near Monte Vista was his pride and joy. He loved his surrounding views of the San Juan and the Sangre de Cristo ranges. Watching the elk, deer, fox, and other wildlife from his windows brought him much peace and serenity, especially when he became homebound.

L.D. was preceded in death by his father Lester Wallace, his mother Wilma Wallace, his brothers Bill, and Bob Wallace.

He is survived by his three children, Kelli (Brent) Theyson of Austin, Texas, Kevin (Teresa) Wallace of Littleton, Colo., and Kirk (Micayla) of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren Blake, Cailin, Ryker and Kota Wallace; brother Leslie (Wally) Wallace of Springfield, Colo., and many nieces and nephews and so many wonderful friends.

A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, from 1-3 p.m. at Dos Rios Restaurant, 1635 US Hwy 285, Monte Vista, CO 81144. Please join the family for an open house including lunch. We invite you to come share joyful memories and stories of the man we love and admire.

Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.

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