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Obituary for Gary Ralph Larson

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Gary Ralph Larson

September 14, 1944 - January 1, 2013

Gary Ralph Larson, 68, passed away January 01, 2013. He was born September 14, 1944 to Ervin Franklin Larson and Antonia Schreven Larson in Ogden, Utah. Gary married Patsy Aaron on September 27, 1962. Later, after Patsy’s death, he married Nancy Gaylord on May 08, 2004.Gary was a gentle giant, loving and humorous. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting — hobbies he enjoyed teaching to his children and grandchildren. Gary worked for many years at Hill Air Force Base and eventually retired from there. During his career and into retirement, he loved travelling around the United States and the world. At home in Washington Terrace, he was known throughout the neighborhood for his impeccable lawn and his large vegetable garden.Gary is survived by his wife Nancy, his daughter Rhonda (Lynn) Jenkins, son Michael (Teresa), brother William (Susan), sister Vivian Benna, brother Larry (Julie), sister Judy (Roger) Stokes, sister Nancy (Steven) Ray and several nieces and nephews. He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Patsy, and his son Jerry.Per Gary’s wishes, there will be no viewing or funeral. A private celebration of his life will be held for family and close friends on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Rosewood Ward located at 3628 South 2700 West in West Haven, UT from 1pm to 2pm. In honor of Gary’s love of children, please make a donation to Primary Children’s Hospital if you wish.Cremation was performed under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.


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Timeline for Gary Ralph Larson

Born: September 14, 1944
Died: January 1, 2013

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Carrie Kemp (formely Blackstock) posted on 1/11/13

Rhonda & MikeI truly am sorry for your loss. Your Dad was a good man. I remember a couple of trips to Wendover with your mom and him - his idiosyncrasies and good luck rituals- good times were had by all. The trip to Jerry & Bobbie's wedding in Vegas was a blast. I bet he and your mom and Jerry are having a nice reunion. Please accept my sympathy. I can empathize with what you are feeling; As a member of the "Adult Orphans Society. We're not exclusive but we empathize. Bless you.


David Blackstock posted on 1/10/13

US true friend who will be forever missed,


Stephanie Jenkins posted on 1/8/13

I love you papa i will never forget our very fun Wendover trip that you, mom, and nancy took me on for my birthday last year so much fun. I love u papa


Ned & Claudia Opheikens & family posted on 1/8/13

We are so sorry to hear Gary has passed on. We have some great memories of camping with your family and we sure enjoyed the hockey days, playing cards together! Our prayers are with you all!


Rhonda Jenkins posted on 1/7/13

I love and miss you very much dad. You taught me a lot growing up. I don't have one bad memory growing up with you and mom. Your the best. I also want to thank Nancy for taking such good care of my dad. Love Rhonda


Sarah Drake posted on 1/7/13

My thoughts and prayers are with the Larson family.


Lynn & Patti Milliner posted on 1/7/13

Nancy & FAMILY,Nancy & Family, Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. Gary was a special friend and we loved him, too.We are here for anything you need. Love, Lynn & Patti