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Obituary: Garold Griffen Larson, Sr


Born the fifth child of Erick G. and Bessie D. Baxley Larson on October 11, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He left the bonds of this earth Saturday, October 16, 2004.

Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the South Pacific in World War II.

He joined the Army Air Corps in December of 1941 until April of 1944. He worked for PIE as a diesel mechanic, worked as a salesman for Jewel T. Home Delivery, Grand Central Markets, before going to work for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph at various jobs with the telephone company. Retiring from US West in August 1980.

Graduate of South High School and active in R.O.T.C. Worked for Woolley Roller Skating Rink as a skate boy, where he met his future wife, Darlene Downing Larson in 1939. They were married March 17, 1947 celebrating their 57th wedding anniversary.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Milo G. and Norman Larson, sister, Ramona Varty, his oldest son, G. Griffen Larson, Jr., grandson, Bryan C. Boyce and also his loving dog, Biscuit, his favorite companion.

Survived by his loving wife, Darlene, daughter, Leslie Lynn Larson, sons, Larry Ladd Larson (Treva) and Lane Leland Larson; sisters, Thelma Roberson and Bonnie Robinson, nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and his cat, Louie.

Active member of the '49' Club of St. Ambroes (loved bus trips to gambling), the Civil Air Patrol, Past Boy Scout Leader at St. Ann's School and Church, very active in bowling. Loved to fish, hunt, boat, outdoor camping, traveling, and family history. Always a good Samaritan, giving a lending hand to everyone who was in need.

The family would like to thank the emergency room and hospital staff for their care, also Dr. Ward and JoAnn for their care throughout the years.

Member of St. Ann's Parish. A viewing will be held Thurs., Oct. 21, 2004 at Evans & Early Mortuary from 6-7 p.m. and a Rosary from 7-8 p.m. Funeral Services for Garold will be held at the St. Ann's Church at 12 noon on Friday, Oct. 22, 2004 with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the St. Ann's school or church.