Those in the accounting profession are mourning the loss of John Larry Lombard.
John Larry Lombard was a highly respected professor of accounting at Metropolitan State College of Denver. "Larry", as he was known to all, was born on July 26, 1941 in Tulsa Oklahoma to Ruby Mae (Edwards) Lombard and John Cecil Lombard.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Tulsa in 1963 and in 1964 earned his Master of Science at Oklahoma State University. On Sept 21, 1967 he joined the Oklahoma Society as a Certified Public Accountant and in 1971 he added a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Arkansas to his list of accomplishments.
Larry's affiliations and memberships were as numerous as his degrees. He was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity, an elected member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and of Beta Alpha Psi. He had an Altar Lay Eucharistic Minister's License and was also an active member of The Order of the Eastern Star.
Larry's two greatest loves were his three precious dogs and his magnificent train collection, which proudly overtook the entire footprint of his basement. It delighted all who had the privilege of seeing it. His meticulous attention to the finest and most minute details of his impressive collection occupied a large portion of his free time.
Larry will be dearly missed by all.
Much thanks to the wonderful staff at Brookdale, who took such great care of him in his final days.