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Alden Lanier

Lanier, Alden

Jeff Young - 6/28/2017

I have known Alden practically all of my life. Our families attended the same church and we attended the same grade school at one point. He was the most gracious and gregarious person I have ever known. Alden had a quick wit and an uplifting story for ever occasion - and some of them were true!! It was impossible to be in a bad mood when Alden was in the house! We shared a deep love for the outdoors and I will forever cherish hunting and fishing with Alden. I lost touch with Alden when I joined the Army, but had the occasion to look him up right after I returned from Operation Desert Shield, when he was the Chef for two restaurants in DC, Blackie's and LuLu's. I had not seen Alden in over a decade, but it was as if we had last spoken the day before. He graciously wined and dined me and offered for me to stay at his house. That was Alden, gracious and gregarious! I will miss him. The world will miss him. Rest in the Arms of Jesus my friend!

Jeff Young - 6/28/2017

Frank Mercer To The Lanier family so sorry for the lost of Alden even though I haven't seen him in40 years I remember what a great guy he was I will tell you a true story about him that I remember all so well we went frog hunting one night and I was paired with this giant that always had a bouy knife on his side well low and behold here we go in the wet weather pond to gig frogs and it wasn't too long that we came across a water moccasin and nothing doing Alden had to catch it well seeing that I'm not fond of snakes that wound up my frog giging that night again so sorry for your lost always thought a lot of him.

Frank Mercer - 6/28/2017

My heart goes out to the family...Alden made so many people laugh...I know my daddy sure loved him when he came to the farm...He was always into everything...I guess he was just trying to learn...God bless you all....

Elaine K Smith - 6/28/2017

May Alden rest in eternal peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. So sorry for your loss. We will remember Alden's wit and humor and sense of adventure. Sending prayers and hugs to y'all from Albany. God's holy peace be with your family.

Liz Mazur Dixon - 6/28/2017

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Alden was a classmate of mine and he was quite a character. We will truly miss his stories and the quick wit he possessed. Sincerest condolences on Alden's passing. God Bless.

Ronnie Flowers - 6/29/2017

Rest in peace, Alden. You had a pretty good ride,all in all, didn't you brother?. You've left behind a lot of memories for a host of people. Keep jokes and tall tales up there, I'm sure they'll all appreciate the clean ones. We'll miss you. I was proud to know you in this life and look forward to seeing you in the next.

Phil Lanier - 6/29/2017

Jan Grizzle Dutton - 6/29/2017

Jan Grizzle Dutton - 6/29/2017

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I remember Alden from when I was little and he hung out with my brother Scot McComb. Alden was always so much fun to be around and I am very saddened to hear that he passed away...much to soon. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. Heaven has a new fun loving angel for sure.

Laurie McComb Wood - 6/29/2017

linda strock - 6/30/2017

To the Family of Alden Lanier, it is with a heavy heart that we just
found out of Alden's passing. We are so sorry to hear the news of his passing. I have several great memories of Alden, too many to list, but
one of my fondest is when he drove from Pavilion to Worland and "prepared" Terri and I a 'Home style Cajun Dinner" from scratch. He called me his
"little brother", although I think he called a lot of people his little brother, it always felt he really was.
Alden was a person everyone loved, it did not matter where you were from, or where you were going!!!!
We love you "Big Brother", you will be missed by many and never forgotten. Our thoughts now are with your family

Dan Miller & Terri Mead - 7/1/2017

My family met Alden while we visited the Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, in 2009. Wow!!! What a guy!!! His personality was HUGE and his cooking was AWESOME! He definitely made our visit to the ranch that much more enjoyable.

So sorry for the loss of this great man! Hold your memories close....
Best Wishes,
Terry and Dawn Fraizer
Mt Gilead, Ohio

Dawn Fraizer - 7/1/2017

My family and i met alden (aka Crawdaddy) in the summer of 1996 at place called buffalo gap camp. Near a little town called Capon Bridge WV. Where he managed the camp. From that time on we developed a friendship with a big man with a big heart. My last contact with him was june 8th 2017. Our hunting trips,cookouts,and just being around him was a joy. Never a dull moment. We will keep his family in our thoughts and prayers. He will be forever in our hearts and memories. We love you buddy. Duane, Karen, Ryan.

Duane Swisher - 7/2/2017