Dr. Larry Thomas Brice
1937 - 2021

July 12, 1937 ˜ December 14, 2021

Dr. Larry Thomas Brice passed away in his home Dec. 14, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born July 12, 1937, in Sidney, MT, to Lawrence and Eloise Brice and grew up in Cottage Grove, OR. Larry graduated from Cottage Grove HS where he was class president and salutatorian. After high school, he attended the University of Oregon where he graduated with a BA in History. He continued his education at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, graduating in 1964. Larry completed his residencies at OHSU and Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.
Dr. Brice was an accomplished Endocrinologist, practicing medicine at the Vancouver Clinic for his 42 year career, retiring in 2006. He later held a seat on the Washington State Medical Disciplinary board for several years and worked tirelessly on alcohol rehabilitation for medical professionals. He celebrated an astonishing 39 years of sobriety this last year. Throughout his life, he helped sponsor many individuals struggling with addiction and alcoholism. He made several donations to the University of Oregon to help them form their addiction & alcohol awareness education programs for students.
Larry was preceded in death by his son, Beau. He is survived by his three daughters, Gretchen, Chelsea and Holly; his son, Jon; and his three grandchildren, Maggie (16), Jack (12) and Raegan (1).
Due to COVID, we are waiting for better weather to hold a service. In the meantime, if you have a good memory or story you’d like to share with his family, please email it to “[email protected]” by Jan. 21. We will compile them and be reading these when we get together to spread his ashes. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the following organizations to help continue alcoholism awareness, support our local hospice services, or increase the awareness and prevention of suicide amongst our youth.
Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center
Alcoholics Anonymous @ vancouverAA.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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Published by The Columbian on Dec. 30, 2021.
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