Lonnie Leroy LashaNovember 6, 1951 ~ June 8, 2017 (age 65)
Lonnie Leroy Lasha, 65 - of Florence, Colorado has travelled to his eternal hunting camp on the 8th of June, 2017. Lonnie was born November 6th, 1951 to Leo and Martha Lasha of Florence. Born and raised in Florence, Lonnie graduated from Florence High School in 1970. After graduating Lonnie travelled the world, working the oil fields of Saudi Arabia, fishing off the coasts of Greece, travelling to Paris, Italy, Vietnam, and many other foreign lands. Lonnie came back home to Colorado where he started a career building and remodeling several homes throughout the state with his brother Larry with their business Lasha Brothers Construction. Lonnie ultimately settled down and married the love of his life, Suzanne DeAngelo, on January 20, 1996 and sought out to raise his new family in the Florence area. Lonnie and Suzanne opened and operated multiple local businesses in the Florence area including Pioneer Liquor, Zach's Storage, and Mantiques Gun Room. The gun store was a personal favorite and passion of Lonnie's, where he cultivated many lasting friendships. Lonnie was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and hunter. Lonnie loved the outdoors, his family, his dogs Lucky, Zach, Ike, Sara, Mollie & Lucy, as well as his many many friends. He will be severely missed by his loved ones and the many souls his life touched and imprinted upon. Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents Leo and Martha Lasha, sister Joann Lasha, brother Leon Lasha, sister-in-law Dorothy Lasha, and niece Tandee Lasha. Lonnie is survived by his wife Suzanne Lasha, sons Jeff (and Sebrina) Mares, Steven Mares, Brandon Mares, grandchildren Trent & Taylor Mares and in-laws Jerri & Ed Westwater. His brother Larry Lasha, nephew Chad (and Sybil) Lasha, sister-in-law Kay Lasha, nephew Raymond Lasha, niece Laura (and Avery) Scott. As well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Florence High School on Friday, June 16 at 11:00 am. Please bring your loving stories and memories of Lonnie. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Funeral Home. Online condolences at harwoodfunerals.com.