AAustin, Texas - Lars E. Lanphere, 36, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 in Austin, Texas, where had resided for many years. He was born September 26, 1974 in Wellsville, the son of Gordon E. and Linda S. (Beauprey) Lanphere.
Lars was a 1992 graduate of Wellsville High School and graduated from Johnson University in Vermont in 1998, with a degree in English Education. He had also served for four years with the Vermont National Guard. He was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and was of the Awaesaeh "Bear" Clan.
He is survived by his wife, Rae (Doppman) Lanphere of Austin, TX, two sons, Ethan Edward and Malcolm "Max" Lanphere and their mother, Dr. Heather M. Lanphere of Wellsville, his father, Gordon (Bridgette) Lanphere of Hammondsport, his mother, Linda S. Hunt of Wellsville, two sisters, Darcy A. (Carson) Shutt of Galeton, PA and Kelsey Lanphere of Hammondsport, two stepsisters, Kathy Wittie of Andover and Kim (Dennis) Herr of Wellsville, one stepbrother, Gary Hunt of Wellsville as well as several aunt, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandparents, his stepfather, Ramond L. Hunt, two uncles, Luke Beauprey and Bill McQueen, one aunt, Jacqueline Miller and a cousin, Ronda McQueen Burrous.
The family suggests that a book in memory of Lars be donated to a library of the donor's choice. He favored classic literature. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com. A memorial service in Wellsville is being planned and will be announced at a later date.