Dr. Larry Thomas Brice passed away in his home in Battle Ground, Washington, on Dec. 14, 2021, at the age of 84. He was born July 12, 1937, in Sidney, Montana, to Lawrence and Eloise Brice and grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Larry graduated from Cottage Grove High School where he was class president and salutatorian. After high school, he attended the University of Oregon where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history. He continued his education at the Oregon Health and 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 and alcohol awareness education programs for students.
Larry is preceded in death by his son Beau, and 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 would like to share with his family, please email it to DrBriceMemory@gmail.com by Jan. 21, 2022. We will compile them and be reading these when we get together to spread his ashes. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make a donation to one of the following organizations to help continue alcoholism awareness, support our local hospice services and/or continue to spread awareness and prevention of suicide among our family and friends: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Alcoholics Anonymous online at vancouverAA.org, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.