July 15, 2024

Larry Michael Mata, 64, died Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at his home in Garden City.  He was born on July 27, 1950 at Phenix City, Alabama to parents: David Larry & Betty Jo (Lambert) Mata.  He married Debra J. Carter on October 27, 1990 at Penrose, Colorado

He was a member of Life Member of John J. Haskell V.F.W. Post # 2279 of Garden City

Larry grew up in a military family and lived in several different places including Phenix City, Alabama, Florence, Colorado and graduated from High School at Cheyenne, Wyoming. He served in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam. After his discharge he became a lifelong truck driver mainly for North American Freightline.. He moved to Garden City in 2010. He enjoyed doing yard work for himself and others. He was preceded in death by his Mother, 1 Son- Justin Mata & 1 Daughter- Sheree Mata.

Survivors: Wife Debra Carter-Mata Home
4 Daughters Victoria Crane McPherson
Kimberly Sandberg Seattle, Washington
Amanda Harp Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dawn & Lynn Fuchs Garden City
Son Gary Benavidz Canon City, Colorado
Father & Step-Mother David & Sue Mata Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sister Bonnie & Dan Speer Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Grandchildren
3 Great-Grandchildren

There will be no local services held
Memorials: American Liver Foundation
In care of Garnand Funeral Home
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com