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Obituary for Kerma Larsen

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Kerma Larsen

April 25, 1926 - October 17, 2017

Our amazing mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Kerma Talbot Larsen passed away on October 17, 2017. She was born on April 25, 1926, to parents Joseph and Rachel Talbot in Jackson, Idaho. Kerma attended and graduated from Bear River High School.
She married Carlos James Larsen on June 24, 1945, and on March 8, 1962, they were sealed in the Hawaiian temple. They had four children, Carla Rae, Leonard Dee, Mason James, and Kandy Sue. Kerma and Jim lived in Arizona, California, and Texas before settling in Utah. They lived in Roy for over 50 years.
Kerma was a lifelong member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority where she loved the activities and community service. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she served and held many positions in all auxiliaries at ward and stake levels. She had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer.
Jim and Kerma loved to travel and had taken many wonderful vacations with family and friends. She had a keen sense of humor and her positive attitude shined through. She had such a way of touching everybody’s hearts.
—-You do not find the happy life, you make it —–
Kerma is survived by her children, Carla and Larry Burnett, Leonard and Jo Larsen, Mason and Alex Larsen, and Kandy and Kevin Lopshire; two sisters, Joyce Rice and Nola Ashby; 10 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; six brothers, Jay, Norman, Dean, Vere, Harvey, and Clayne; two sisters, Lynne and Amber; and a dear friend and sister in law, Clara; great-granddaughter, Taylor Burnett; and a great-grandson, Robert James Larsen.
Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, located at 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and again on Monday, October 23, 2017, from 10:00 – 10:45 am.
Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.
A very special thank you to Dr. Scott Moulton and the staff at Fairfield Village for the excellent care they gave Kerma.
We would also like to thank her friends of the Roy 13th ward.


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Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, located at 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and again on Monday, October 23, 2017, from 10:00 – 10:45 am.


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Born: April 25, 1926
Died: October 17, 2017

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Kathleen Harris posted on 10/22/17

Kerma was one of the most beautiful ladies (both inward and out) I have even known. She was always so full of love for everyone and always made you feel like you were the best. I loved sitting next to her at church for so many years. My grandson and I will treasure the wonderful memories of our dear friend, Kerma. Our deepest sympathy to your family, Kathe and Chase Harris


Susan Eliason Bockmeyer posted on 10/22/17

When we moved to Roy in 1963, the Larsens lived at the end of our street. They were not only our neighbors, but schoolmates as well. Mason was my age and always had a smile for everyone, and I have never forgotten that. Kindness is a learned behavior through time from people and surroundings that encourage and display it as their own examples. It was so much fun going trick-or-treating at the Larsen's house because Mrs. Larsen always had the coolest treats and a batch of witches' brew, complete with boiling dry ice and a witch's costume, to greet us in the front yard. And I remember when Carla had a son on June 27th (1968 +/-), possibly the first grandchild, who had to have been a huge joy to this family. The Larsens made our neighborhood great and we are thankful for those memories and their examples of kindness and generosity that benefited all of us and will now live on in their family members. Our condolences are with the Larsen family and friends at this difficult time.


Jay & Anita Rice posted on 10/21/17

To Larsen Family - Aunt Kerma was our closest and dearest Aunt! We loved being with Kerma because she was always so fun and had us laughing from the moment we said hello. Our fondest memories were at the many U of U sports events that we attended with her. She never knew the score but she always made it entertaining! We love you Kerma,


Pam Blanch posted on 10/20/17

On behalf of my grandmother, Mary Chino, I would like to express our deepest sympathies from our family to your family. Kerma was a very dear friend of my grandmother for many years. They spent many hours in their sorority activities and associations with each other over the years. I would guess that there is a big “sorority reunion” luncheon going on about now in the next world. Such dear friendships should be treasured and admired. I will never forget the wonderful Mothers Day programs that I was able to attend over the years with Kerma and the ladies. Your loss is felt by many. Sincerely, The Chino and Boyle Families


Pam & Blaine Hansen posted on 10/19/17

Kandy and Kevin Lopshire, and Larsen family, Kerma was one of the sweetest lovliest ladies Blaine and I have ever known. We all were lucky to have known her. Love you all! Prayers and thoughts to your families