Larry Fites and his wife Pat enjoy the celebration at Eastern Plumas Health Care’s Christmas party last year. Fites served on the board of directors for the health care district. A celebration of his life was held Nov. 15 in Graeagle. Photo submitted
Family and friends filled the Graeagle Fire Hall on Nov. 15 to remember Larry Fites.
A host of speakers honored the man for his work, volunteerism and devotion to family during the celebration of his life. Fites died Nov. 5 at age 78, following a brief illness.
Family friend Dink Rife welcomed the attendees. She was followed by Ed Ward, chief of the Graeagle Fire Department; Gail McGrath, Eastern Plumas Health Care; Paul Hardy, Feather River Land Trust; Scott Elliott, California State Park Service; and daughters Karen Gissibl and JoAnn Fites.
Each of those who spoke discussed how Fites impacted their organizations and their lives.