Larry Fahl Jr., 53, passed away on Nov. 12, 2017, at his home in Sonora. He was born in Crescent City on July 13, 1964, to Larry Jim Fahl Sr. and Victoria Anita Carrell, both of Oregon.
A builder and craftsman, Larry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping, taking rides in his Jeep into the mountains, and outdoor activities with his dogs. He found great pleasure in photographing his shepherd, Bodie, as he was swimming and never tired of watching him in the water.
He had a deep appreciation for nature and wildlife and, after a recent trip to Yellowstone, he became active in supporting the conservation efforts of the park's natural bison herd.
He was raised near the ocean. His love of the ocean stayed with him his entire life and he was drawn to the coast, delighting in trips to the Monterey area, Bodega Bay, Glass Beach and Mendocino. He found peace in simple things such as observing the otters or watching a sunset.
Larry made friends easily and had a way of making each one feel valued and loved, finding the good in everyone. He dearly loved his children, cherishing his memories of camping trips and sledding parties with his grandchildren. His smile and laughter will be missed by so many.
He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Micha "Suki" Egger-Fahl; mother, Vicki, and stepfather, Bob Briggs; daughters, Holly Fahl, of Sonora, and Misty Carson, of Oklahoma; daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Bobby Jensen, of Modesto; and sons, Lonnie Fahl, of Turlock, and Freddy Fahl, of Oakdale; grandchildren, Edison and Paige Jensen and Olivia Fahl; brother, Jerry Fahl; and sisters, Tami Munns and Jamie Wright, of Oakdale; and nieces and nephews; and dogs Bodie and Bertie.
A memorial service for his family and friends will be held in the spring.
Donations may be made in his memory to Friends of the Animal Community (FOAC) in Sonora.