Lawrence Clare Belden

Lawrence Clare Belden, 74, of Allegan

Lawrence Clare Belden, 74, of Allegan passed away July 10, 2019.

He was born Oct. 29, 1944, and was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Vote Belden, his father Cleo “Red” Belden and sister Terri Belden Wood.

Surviving are his wife, Sue, his daughters Tiffany and Audra, his step-sons Brett Harris (wife-Michelle) and Jason Moose and brother-in-law Fred Price (wife-Patti) 5 grandchildren- Camille, Jeremiah & Abigail Pittman, Dylan Harris (wife-Jessi) and Ross Harris (wife-Katelyn)

Larry lived in Otsego and Allegan all his life. He graduated through the eighth grade and started riding race horses at the tender age of 11; riding at “Bush” Tracks in Michigan and Ohio. 

Larry's love of horses came from his Dad “Red” who joined a traveling rodeo at the age of thirteen. Larry worked construction for Heckmans, hauled gravel for Pickett and Belden Sand & Gravel, was a welder and a horseshoer but spent the majority of his life in the saddle racing and training horses.  Larry followed in his Dad’s footsteps and has now passed his knowledge and love of horses onto the third generation; his daughter Tiffany.

Larry loved his life; he loved people, loved his family and farm and would do anything for anyone to help them out. His legacy will live on through his family and friends.

A celebration of Larry’s life will be Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Belden farm 2316 Lincoln Road, Allegan. Bring a beverage, chair and we will hope to see you there. Any questions, please contact Michelle Harris at mcmroost@gmail.com or 269-217-5971.

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