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Obituary: David Lorenzo Larsen

David Lorenzo Larsen, age 94, passed away in his sleep surrounded by his wife, Margret, and family, March 22, 2001.

He was born to Christian Larsen Jr. and Nellie Irene Smith Aug 7, 1906 in Georgetown, ID the fourth of nine children. He married his sweetheart, Emily Margret Stirling, June 9, 1937, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They resided in Holladay, UT most of their married life, where they made their home into a family gathering place.

His beloved wife, Margret; five children, Stirling, LaNita, MarJean (Richard D.) Muhle-stein, MaryJane (Steven L.) Grow, Amy Owen; brother, Melvin; and sister, Nellie, survive him. His first-born child, Emily Margret, preceded him in death. He adored his nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

David served a mission in Denmark for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a successful salesman in real estate and clothing. Living a simple and beautiful life, he showed love, devotion and service to the Lord, his family, and many friends. He loved to listen to his wife play the piano and encouraged all of his children to develop their talents. He directed music in his ward for over 30 years and served in many other capacities. His love for life and for the Lord is demonstrated in his writing of poetry.

His other hobbies included working in his garden and preparing his yard for special occasions with family and friends. His fun-loving nature will never be forgotten. Dad loved people. He gave to others the grace of his full acceptance, kindness and generosity. Throughout the rest of their lives, his family will continue to be enriched by memories of him as a loving husband and father.

The family feels grateful to the many helping hands for the special care he was given at the Mt. Ogden Nursing Home, Country Niche, and Maple Ridge Adult Day Care as well as home services.

Services will be Tues. March 27, 2001, 12 noon at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, (3401 S. Highland Dr), where family and friends may call 10:45-11:45 a.m., prior to services. Interment, Elysian Gardens.