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Obituary: Don S. Larsen


Don Stephensen Larsen, 83, died Sunday, March 25, 2001 at a local care center of causes incident to age.

He was born March 30, 1917 in Salt Lake City, a son of George V. and Zilpha Lucinda Stephensen Larsen.

On January 18, 1961, Don married Dorothy Marie Christiansen in the Logan LDS Temple.

He was reared and educated in Salt Lake City, attending Granite High School. He received his G.E.D. from the University of Utah after working with the C.C.C. He also lived in Clearfield, Plain City and Riverdale.

Don was an active member of the Riverdale 4th LDS Ward where he was a High Priest. He served a Mission in Denmark from 1948 to 1950. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the Clearfield Stake Seventy's Presidency, and as Ward Clerk.

He was a veteran of World War II serving with the U.S. Navy and Air Force Reserves.

He was a carpenter at Hill Air Force Base.

Don was a life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. He enjoyed bowling, hunting, traveling, photography and woodworking.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy, of Riverdale; one son and two daughters, George K. (Elizabeth) Larsen, Riverdale; April M.

(Richard) Armstrong, Plain City; Lisa D. Larsen (Val), West Valley City; nine grandchildren. Don is also survived by one sister, Wanda (Lloyd) Stevens, Salt Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and six sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the graveside on Fri. at 3 p.m. at Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, where Military Honors will be accorded. Friends may call at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd., on Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. and Friday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.