Larry Wayne Holthus


2019/10/obit-holthus-2019100695135724-184x300.jpgLarry Wayne Holthus, 64, passed on Oct. 4. Born in Eads, Colo., his father was stationed as a border patrol agent in Texas, which led him to study law there. Graduating in 1981, he drove his mustang to Pagosa Springs, put down roots and practiced law for over 30 years. He served as Archuleta County attorney for 15 years and was town prosecutor for several years. He was an active volunteer in the community serving on the early Humane Society and Archuleta County Education boards, member of Upper San Juan Search and Rescue, EMT for Upper San Juan Health Service District and firefighter for Pagosa Fire Protection District.

He trained extensively in martial arts and loved living in the mountains. He is survived by Kathy Holthus; his stepdaughter, Renee Wendt Peterson (Allan); and grandson Shawn; stepson Ryan Wendt (Carly); and grandchildren Grace and Riley; brothers Rick Holthus (Katherine) and Jeff Holthus (Christine); and nieces and nephews. He is proceeded in death by his parents. Arnold and Betty Holthus.