Larkin, Don – ID
1970 – 1972 at Loring AFB, ME. on HH-43’s.
1972 – 1973 at NKP, Thailand on HH-43’s.
1977 – 1980 at Elmendorf AFB, AK.
1980 – 1981 at Kirtland AFB, NM.
1981 – 1985 at Elmendorf AFB, AK.
1985 – 1987 at Eglin AFB, FL.
~ Final Flight 14 September 2015 ~
Don A. Larkin, USAF (Retired)
May 23, 1949 – September 14, 2015
Don A. Larkin, age 66, passed away at his home in Coeur d’Alene on September 14, 2015. Don was preceded in death by his parents, Caroline (Rovira) and Archie Larkin; brothers, Jim Larkin and Ernie Cory. Don is survived by his loving wife Nancy of 44 years. They were married in Wichita Falls, Texas on July 27, 1971. Don is lovingly remembered by his son, Tony of Ephrata, WA; his older brother, Frank Cory; nephew, Keith Cory; and niece, Cheryl Ramirez of Livermore, CA.
“As Don’s older brother I had the opportunity to watch Don grow from a rebellious young kid to a real man with strong support and love for family and country. He had a deep love and respect for his wife, Nancy. His love of life and its experiences was contagious which he shared with others. I couldn’t have had a better brother. Love, Frank”
“Uncle, I LOVE you so very much, I will miss you. I will forever remember your laugh, sense of humor and teasing nature. You were very special to me and there for me through some difficult times in my life. I am grateful for the time we shared together and it feels way to short. Hugs and many kisses!! Love, Cheryl”
Don was born in Yreka, California on May 23, 1949. He graduated from San Mateo High School in 1967 and joined the United State Air Force where he worked as a helicopter mechanic and in medical administration. After 20 years of active duty service he worked as a Personnel Reliability Program Officer at Fairchild Air Force Base Hospital for 21 years. Don enjoyed camping, fishing, motorcycling, four wheeling, Facebook jail and quiet nights at home with his wife, Nancy.
At Don’s request there will not be any funeral services. Yates funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene is in care of final arrangements.