Larry G. Cogswell, 76, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018

Larry Grant Cogswell, 76, passed away on Feb. 28, 2018, at Puerto de Hierro in Guadalajara, Mexico. Larry was born on March 17, 1941 to Alva Grant and Florence (Beaver), who were dairy farmers northwest of El Dorado. He attended the Oil Hill School and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1959. He married Pamela Poole at the First United Methodist Church on Jan. 29, 1961. Larry received his Architectural Engineering Degree from Colorado University in Boulder. After moving to Arvada, Colo., he worked for Adolph Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colo. for 25 years before establishing his private Cogswell Engineering Company.
Larry was an avid sportsman who also enjoyed coaching and supporting his children in their athletic endeavors. His travels to all 50 states, numerous European countries and throughout Canada and Mexico fed his thirst for adventure and learning while keeping him busy throughout his life with Pam. He shared his God-given singing talents in numerous church choirs and choruses. He and Pam retired to Mexico in 2008, where they joined their daughter’s family. During retirement, Larry devoured books, crossword puzzles and the Denver Post. He rose to God’s calling in Mexico when he donated his talents to help structurally design and build the Lakeside Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pamela (Poole); his son Scott Grant (Alison) of West Jordan, Utah; his son Timothy William (Alida) of Zimmerman, Minn.; his daughter Heather Sue (Miguel Flores) of Magnolia, Texas; his sisters-in-law Vicki Hallmark (Bill) and Peggy Christy (Paul) and their families; his cousins Jerry and Victor Hull and Steve Rassmussen; his eight grandchildren and one great-grand daughter. Larry leaves a legacy of his love for God, his personal Savior, family, and friends.
A family memorial was held at the home of Brian and Kara Hallmark on Monday, March 5, and a second memorial is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 (his 77th birthday) in Ajijic, Mexico at 3 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church.