Deceased: June 10, 2016
Alumni survivors: Dr. John M. Grouse ’78 (Cousin)
Lawrence Douglas Grouse Age 69, born in Minneapolis in 1946 and a Gig Harbor resident since 1992, died June 10, 2016. Larry was a graduate of Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and the University Of Washington School Of Medicine in Seattle. Larry was a physician, a gifted researcher and Ph.D. in molecular biology, a clinical faculty member in the department of Neurology at the University of Washington, a distinguished writer and medical editor, and an innovator in medical communications. He is survived by his wife, Jan; son, Eric (Yuko); daughter, Katie (Rick); granddaughters Elena, Emily, and soon-to-be-born Emma; and his sisters, Judith Thorton, Ruth Bulger (Roger), and Dorothy Fontanta (Robert), and their families; and his two beloved Westies, Mac and Angus. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, June 25 at the Haven of Rest Cemetery, Gig Harbor. All are welcome. Please sign his guest book at www.havenrest.com where you can light a candle and leave memories and condolences for the family.
My favorite memory of Larry was on the badminton court. The Women’s Rec Center had co-ed badminton occasionally in the evenings, and I played at least once as Larry’s doubles partner. He was a short guy, although taller than I am, but he could elevate unbelievably. I can see him shooting up in the air for a smash – a thing of beauty.
Karla Menze Vandersypen ’68