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Ronald Franklin LARSEN

Male 1916 - 2002  (85 years)


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  • Name Ronald Franklin LARSEN 
    Born 08 Dec 1916  Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 03 Jun 2002  [1
    Buried 07 Jun 2002  Willard, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13674  Pioneer Ancestry
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2007 

    Father Bent Franklin Larsen,   b. 10 May 1882, Monroe, Sevier, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1970, Orem, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Martha Geneva DAY,   b. 14 Apr 1885, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1975, Provo, Utah, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1907  Manti, Sanpete, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24582751  Group Sheet

    Family Helen Edith BROWN,   b. 15 May 1918, Cardston, Alberta, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 2007, Willard, Box Elder, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1942  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. E.G. LARSEN
     2. A.R. LARSEN
     3. E.R. LARSEN
    +4. L.J. LARSEN
     5. K.F. LARSEN
    Family ID F24582761  Group Sheet

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    1. [S229] Obituary, Sandard-Examiner (Ogden, UT), 05 Jun 2002.
      Ronald Franklin Larsen of Willard, Utah passed away June 3, 2002, from causes incident to age. He was 85 years old and was loved by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Helen Edith Brown Larsen and five children, Edith (Dan) Baker of Bountiful, Utah; Arlene (Lynn) Miller of Logan, Utah; Eldon (Susan) Larsen of Charleston, West Virginia; Linda (Ken) Rose of Goffstown, New Hampshire; and Keith (Ann) Larsen of Willard, Utah. He is also survived by a brother, Eugene (LaPreal) Larsen, of Provo, Utah; sister, Celia Luce of Provo, 33 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Rex and Grant Larsen, and by granddaughter, Tamara Rose.

      Ronald was born December 8, 1916 in Provo, Utah the fourth child of the well-known artist and educator, B.F. Larsen. His mother was Geneva Day Larsen, also an artist in her own right. He was active in Scouting as a youth and loved to hike and ski the hills of Utah County. He attended school in Provo, then attended Brigham Young University before being called to serve an LDS mission to France and Switzerland. With the outbreak of World War II, he evacuated and served the remainder of his mission in eastern Canada.

      Ronald and Helen married January 16, 1942 and he departed almost immediately to serve in the military during the War.

      He served in Counter Intelligence for the Secret Service in Guadalcanal and New Caledonia. Following the War, he graduated from BYU with a degree in Math, then did post-graduate work at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Two children were born there. In 1949, they made their home in Boise, Idaho, where three more children were born. Ten years later, they moved to Willard, where they have lived ever since, except for a period of five years in North Ogden. During this time, Ronald worked, first for Thiokol Chemical Corp., then at Hill Air Force Base as a chemist. He remained in the Army Reserves until his retirement.

      Ronald has served in many positions in the LDS Church, such as counselor in the Branch Presidency, High Counselor, extraction worker, and faithful home teacher.

      The family wishes to thank all the nurses, volunteers, and staff of Hospice who have been so helpful and understanding in this difficult time. Thanks also to all the friends and family who have been so supportive.

      Funeral services will be at the Willard 2nd Ward Chapel, Friday, June 7, 2002 at 11 a.m., 80 North 100 West, Willard under the direction of Myers Mortuary, with Bishop Terry Ross officiating.

      A viewing will be Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Mortuary, 205 S. 100 E., Brigham City, and Friday, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the Church.

      Interment will be in the Willard Cemetery.

      Send condolences to the family at www.myers-mortuary.com