Lawrence Roger Cormier
27 May 1944 - 30 Jan 2022
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Lawrence Roger Cormier
May 27, 1944 - January 30, 2022
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Lawrence Cormier, 77 of Las Vegas. Larry was a resident of Las Vegas for 53 years and was born in Joliet, Illinois on January 2, 1948 [sic]. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and survived by his partner in life of 48 years James Moffenbier.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 4:00pm-7:00pm at Palm Eastern Mortuary with funeral services on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 3:00pm; 7600 South Eastern Ave. Larry will be laid to rest in Illinois.
There will be a live streaming of the services on Wednesday. Please follow this link to access the servicehttps://webcasting.cashmanpro.com/pm/watchliveevent.cfm?eventID=209991
Within the next few days I will be flying to Las Vegas to say farewell to a dear friend of mine who I have known for 30 years. Larry Cormier. Larry passed peacefully January 30, 2022 with his life partner/husband, Jimmy Moffenbier, holding his hand as he took his last breathe here on earth. I met Larry and Jimmy in 1992 at Badlands Saloon to bring together the first Gay Square Dance Club in Las Vegas - we were a part of the original eight who brought the NEON SQUARES to fruition with the guidance of Gary L'Abbe and his life partner, Kip. From 1992 through 1998 with holding Fly-Ins at Backstreet (the current home of Charlies) Larry and I traveled to numerous square dance events from the East Coast to West Coast and the in between States to promote the IAGSDC Convention Wheel n' Deal 1997 at the Flamingo Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Those trips spent with Larry (and Jimmy) are priceless and I would not trade those moments for anything in this world. Jimmy and Larry were instrumental with bringing the IAGSDC Convention to Las Vegas - we held MANY planning meetings at their home. Aside from square dancing both Jimmy and Larry were involved with bringing the Rainbow Pride events to celebrate PRIDE in Las Vegas. In addition, Bill and I have spent many Holidays at their home. I will miss Larry as he was one of my many dear friends. Larry always had a joke to tell whenever we spoke on the phone over the years - we never lost touch. I love and will miss Larry as my life was that richer due to the golden friendship we shared. BIG HUGS and Yellow Rocks!!
— Danny Miller
Larry was in the hospital for 21 days before he passed. I was unable to see him for 19 of those days. He passed about 2 pm on January 30, 2022.
There was a viewing and live-streamed service in Las Vegas on February 23, 2022.
— Jim Moffenbier
At Remake The Circle, 1993
At Track II Chicago, 1995
At Stars, Thars & Cable Cars, 1996
At Weave The Rose, 1998
At Remake The Heatwave, 2004
- Dignity website ː accessed 16 Feb 2022