"Grandpa Cookie"

Together Forever

Marty passed away at his home in Salt Lake City, UT, on June 13, 2000.

Born July 29, 1916, to Ann Nairn Moyes Larsen and Martin Luris Larsen in Salt Lake City. He attended South High School. He married his best friend, Melba Thomson, on October 5, 1940, a marriage later solemnized in the Logan Temple. She preceded him in death on January 18, 1998.

During World War II, Marty served three years in the Navy as a recreation and payroll officer.

He was a member of the original LDS Fifth Ward for 75 years, including 23 years working with the Lamanite people in various capacities including bishop for eight and a half years.

Co-owner and president of Larsen Foundry Supply, Marty worked in the metal casting industry for over 55 years.

Survived by three children, Than Martin (Joan) Larsen, Salt Lake City; Marilyn (Keith) Bergstrom, Holladay; and Reed Luris (Colean) Larsen, Taylorsville; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Heidi (Daryl), Nairns (Dave), Eric (Tori), Nathan, Jared (Jamie), Emily, Scott and Brett; four great-grandchildren, Miranda, Samantha, Jadon, and Joanna; brothers, Joe, Roy, and Doug Larsen; sister, Marion Preece. Preceded in death by daughter, Judith; parents; and brother, James Blythe Moyes Larsen.

A friend to all, he loved sharing ice cream rewards for any given reason.

He was an avid Taylorsville High baseball fan, who called the game better than any umpire.

Expressed gratitude to Marty's "other" children, Julie Ware, Jim and Pat Larsen, Bill Hoffman and others for helping make his last days at home a little more comfortable.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Marty's memory.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 17 at 12 noon at Colonial Hills Ward, 1455 South 17th East, Salt Lake City. Friends may call Friday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Estates, 5850 South 900 East, or Saturday at Colonial Hills Ward from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Interment at Memorial Estates.