Beloved father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather, James (Jay) P. Larsen, returned to his Heavenly Father, and joined his beloved wife, Violet and son, Jerry, June 10, 1992.

He was born February 5, 1907 in Wales, Sanpete County, to Erastus Peter and Enger (Dolly) Larsen, the eldest of seven children. He married Anna Violet Johnson in the Manti LDS Temple, July 15, 1931; she died in December of 1979. He married Theo Lamb, Oct. 1980 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Mr. Larsen and his family lived in Fairview, Utah until 1950, when they moved to Magna, where he has been a resident for 41 years. Mr. Larsen was a building contractor building many homes in Magna and Salt Lake City. He worked early in his life with the Union Pacific Railroad. Mr. Larsen was an active member of the LDS Church serving at the time of his death as president of the Sunday School. He served in the Young Mens program, High Priest group leader and other church callings. He enjoyed his long service in the Salt Lake and Jordan River LDS Temples. He was loved by the temple workers and known by many as he greeted them at the front desk of the Jordan River Temple.

He is survived by his wife, Theo; son and wife, Shirley R. and Ruby Larsen; a daughter and husband, Joan L. and Ernest Burnside; grandchildren, Kathy, Julie, Robert, Wallace, Ronald, James, Janet, Scott, Anna marie; and 22 great-grandchildren; a brother and wife, Morgan K. and Pauline Larsen; sisters, Mae Wright, Decima Jacobsen and Ethel and husband, Darrell

Williams; many nieces and nephews; stepsons, Douglas and wife, Irene Lamb; Lee and wife, Carma Lamb; Kent and wife, Jan Lamb; a stepdaughter, Colleen Lamb; and their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday 11 a.m. at the Magna Stake Center, 3084 south 8400 West. Friends may call at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Monday 10-10:45 a.m. at the church.

Interment, Fairview City Cemetery.

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