Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lars E. Lanphere

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 A memorial service in Wellsville is being planned and will be announced at a later date.


  1. Lars was an old friend of mine. I haven't seen him in years but was able to reconnect with him last week. It's hard to believe he's gone. He was a great guy and I will miss him dearly.

  2. I remember when Lars was born and watched
    him grow in his younger years. Throughout
    the years as we grow and move, you loose
    connection with those you love.
    All, I can say is he was a wonderful, and loving young man and will be missed greatly.
    My thoughts & prayers go out to Linda, Gordon, Darcy, and the entire family.

    Sue (Lehman) Ordiway

  3. I met Lars last year as we started at Horace Mann at the same time. In the week I spent with him, I came to know Lars as a caring and compassionate man. I was planning a trip to Austin to see him and now sadly I will not. Lars...your memory will live on in my life until we meet again. Simon England

  4. I met Lars and Rae probably six or seven years ago at the ball park, Dell Diamond, where they often came to watch minor league baseball games. I can't recall ever seeing Lars in anything other than a jovial mood. When he laughed or smiled, it brought laughter and smiles to everyone around him.

    Lars will never be forgotten. He will live on in our hearts and through memories forever but will be deeply missed.

    My heartfelt sympathies go out to his family and friends, especially Rae.

    Julie Norris

  5. Great friend and a wonderful person! I love you you and miss you Lars !!!!

  6. I knew Lars when he was a young boy and watched him grown into a loving young man. He had a personality that was unreal!!! He was a people person like no other person I have ever met. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his loving family and his friends. God has another Angel looking after all of us. We will all miss you so much!

  7. Lars was our friend and we will miss him...Jim Spates and Mary Williams.......Austin

  8. Lars was a very good friend for the past few years. His intellectual insights were stimulating. He would drop anything at a moments notice to help with anything. When I hear the songs "Jolene" or "Oops, I Did It Again," I will remember his karaoke (or as he called it, krackeoke) performances. He would not let any differences in political or religious opinions change a relationship. Hunting trips and Round Rock Express Ballgames will never be the same. He is terribly missed. My condolences to all his family and friends in Texas and Vermont....Mickey Woydziak...Austin, Tx.

  9. I met Lars when i was five years old when our friend Tyler introduced us we hung out every day until the day i moved away. He was my first crush and best friend i will miss him forever. I am sending my love to his family ..

    Wendy Hogan

  10. Lars is one of the people I tell God "thank you" for allowing us to cross paths. I had the privilege to hire him and partner with his and Rae's agency. Everyone loved his laugh and appreciated the authenticity of his nature. He reminded me daily not to sweat the small stuff with..."Omarr, that's too easy" Every client, school, friends within Horace Mann will miss you Lars.
    To Lars family and parents,
    My family and I are praying for you. Phill tells me that Max is Lars all over again. Tell that young man (and Ethan) that his father was respected and appreciated by everyone he met.

    ~Omarr Guerrero

  11. Lars was such an awesome guy, with an amazing personality! He always had an ear ready to listen and I miss him terribly. My prayers and thoughts are with his friends and family. The world has suffered a great loss and we will never forget him.

    Tracey Carter

  12. Lars and Rae have been great friends to me over the last several years. Lars was fun and witty and never met a stranger. This is a very difficult time but I know he was surrounded by love from everyone around him. He will be greatly missed. I send my love to Rae, his family, and extended family that he meant so much to. You are all in my prayers.

    ~ Linsay

  13. Trilby Beauprey McIntoshJune 14, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    I am Lars' aunt, Trilby Beauprey McIntosh - his mother's, Linda S. Hunt, sister. Thank you for all your kind rememberances and loving wishes. I will always remember Lars' loving devotion to his elderly grandparents, his effervescent ready smile and his dear sweet spirit that will forever be a burning ember in my heart. God bless Rae and all of you with a peace that passes all understanding and a love that is everlasting.

  14. I was truly blessed to have you as my best 'Bud'. You were the best at so many things. The best to make us laugh, and the best at grilling steaks. I never found a topic you didn't know extensively. This always amazed me, and I'm old. More importantly, you had the best of all human qualities. Honesty, integrity, and compassion. I wish you knew the impact you have had on so many that have had the privilege to know you, even briefly. Thank God I still have Rae, but we both miss you beyond comprehension. I love you, Bud.
    Lorie Rhea

  15. Lars, I only met you a few times when you came to our school as a Horace Mann rep, but every time you were there you made us all smile, and left us in a better mood than you found us. Your generous smile and youthful enthusiasm will surely be missed in this world.