Earl Kay Larsen returned to his Heavenly Father at sunrise on July 26, 2001 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on March 4, 1919 to Christian Henry Larsen and Amalie Marie Mortensen.
He married Helen Edith Murrish on 16 November 1941, in Ely, Nevada. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in 1957.
He worked for Eimco and retired after 30 years. He also worked as a gardener off and on over the years and planted all of the trees and shrubs around his ward house.
He was active as a High Priest in the LDS Church and served in several bishoprics as counselor and ward clerk. He also served as Sunday School superintendent and home teacher and always fulfilled his callings well.
Dad loved to hunt and fish in his younger years and it was often said he could catch fish where there weren't any. His favorite pastime was prospecting for gold and countless summers were spent at his gold mine in Nevada.
He is survived by his wife Helen and son Martin of Salt Lake, Richard (Ellie) Larsen, Linda (Bob) Case, Judy (Jeff) Nordgren, all of Magna, Karen (Craig) Mortensen of Taylorsville, and Terry (Tim) Hair of Nampa, Idaho. Also survived by a brother Kenneth (Louise) Larsen of Mapleton. Preceded in death by his parents, one sister and three brothers.
He is blessed with six children, 22 grandchildren, and 18 great-grand-children with another great-grand-child due shortly.
The family expresses gratitude to Heritage Hospice for their compassionate care of our father, especially Jeannie, Brandie, Kathleen, Janna and Rich.
Funeral services will be Monday, July 30, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the Jordan View Ward, 1165 W. 2320 S., West Valley City. There will be a viewing at Larkin Mortuary 260 E. South Temple on Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday at the Ward 9:45-10:45 a.m. Interment Larkin Sunset Gardens 10600 S. 1700 E. Sandy