Larry Richard Daubenmire passed away on October 11, 2022 after a heroic battle with cancer. He was born on September 6, 1957 in Logan, Ohio to Helen and Richard Daubenmire. He graduated from Tri County Joint Vocational School in 1975.
Larry attended the Ohio State University and graduated with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. He became a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kansas in 1993.
In 2000 he moved to the State of Washington and got his professional mechanical engineer certification in 2002.
Larry completed his professional transit coach operator training course in 2004 and started driving buses for Community Transit.
In 2005 Larry got a job as a Capital Facilities Planner at Community Transit. In 2009, he was promoted to Capital Project Manager, and then promoted to Senior Capital Project Manager in 2021.
Larry worked on a variety of projects during his time at Community Transit and was an integral part of the development, planning and implementation of the agencies Facilities Master Plan.
Larry was truly a humble leader who devoted much of his career to public service, making a significant difference in people’s lives every day in his work and his commitment to serving others. Larry’s dad always said that if you can fill a single hand full of real friends, you are really lucky. Larry was a friend to anyone who met him, and his smile and friendship will be sorely missed.
Larry was married to his wife Jenny for 19 years and together they enjoyed being out on their boat, camping and fishing, playing pickleball and doing woodworking projects together.
Larry loved watching his beloved Ohio State Buckeyes play football and his Seattle Seahawks, playing guitar, eating pie with vanilla ice cream and making beautiful woodwork gifts for family and friends.
Larry is survived by Jenny, his mother Helen Daubenmire, and brother Kyle Daubenmire.
A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.
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